Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.
- Offers complementary veterinary medicine information designed specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses
- Clearly defines the scope of the technician’s role in complementary medicine
- Covers both common and lesser-known holistic modalities
- Includes historical background, step-by-step procedure guidelines, and practical tips for client communication for each modality
- Aids technicians in confidently and competently discussing alternative medicine treatment options with clients
- Provides clinically-relevant patient history and release forms, glossary of terms, quick reference charts and contact information for additional resources and training
Table of Contents
About the Author.
1 What Is Holistic Medicine?
2 The Role of the Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse in the Holistic Practice.
3 Legal Implications.
4 Introduction to Modalities.
5 Especially for Veterinary Technicians.
6 The Touch Therapies.
8 Holistic Diet Nutrition.
10 For Veterinarians: Treatments with a Certification Program.
11 Other Commonly Employed Modalities.
12 Other Less Commonly Used Modalities.
Appendix 1 Glossary.
Appendix 2 Alphabetical Listing of Modalities.
Appendix 3 Where to Go for More Help.
Appendix 4 Questions to Help Define the Scope of Your Practice.
Appendix 5 Patient History Chart.
Appendix 6 Consent Form.
Appendix 7 Vaccination Consent Form.
Appendix 8 Writing Case Reports.
Appendix 9 Special Diets for Disease Problems.
Appendix 10 Analysis of Some Homemade Diets.
Appendix 11 Doses for herbs.
Appendix 12 Dosing Schedule for Homotoxicology Formulas.
Appendix 13 Alphabetical List of Bach Flower Remedies.
Appendix 14 How to Find a Holistic Veterinarian.
Appendix 15 Inventory Management.
Appendix 16 Medicating and Grooming
Appendix 17 About the Author.
Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and practices complementary and alternative medicine at Shasta Lake Veterinary Clinic in Shasta Lake, California. She is a past-President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and a past-President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association.