Concise, problem-oriented and accessibly designed, the Pocket Handbook focuses throughout on the essentials of medicine and surgery of the dog and cat. The book’s aim is to help start the process of case management and resolution. There are tips and hints on interpretation of physical signs, diagnostic tests and management of common presenting conditions. Algorithms used to assist decision-making are a major feature of the book. They are used extensively in part 2 ‘Clinical presentations’ and in Part 5 ‘Critical care’. Commonly used drugs, their dose rates and precautions are presented in tabular form. Colour diagrams and photos illustrate key points.
The Pocket Handbook is an indispensable rapid reference guide and revision aid for veterinary students, recently-qualified practitioners and those returning to small animal practice.
o Author a clinician with 25+ years’ of first opinion and referral practice
o Focus on essentials of medicine and surgery
o Concise, well-illustrated, low cost
o Rapid reference & revision aid
Part 1: Basic approaches
Part 2: Clinical presentations
Part 3: Body systems and multisystemic disease
Part 4: Anaesethesia, Analgesia and Surgery
Part 5: Critical Care
having used this book during my small animal medicine rotation, I shall find
a way of making room for it [in my pocket]... a fantastic quick guide for those
critical moments...teaches you to think, rather than giving you lists of differentials...
jam-packed with lots of useful factual information – reference parameters,
therapeutic protocols and diagnostic tests... a great starting point for viva
revision... For new graduates and experienced clinicians alike, it offers a
simple, readable reference guide to help you think through cases using a logical
problem-solving framework... novel in it’s approach... I for one will
be keeping it close at hand throughout my final year of vet school
Myfanwy Hill, Veterinary Record, 08 Sep 2012
..useful decision trees... the author's choice of information is useful...
a nice little handbook for medicine... provide[s] a discussion point for graduates
and their mentors and coaches in practice...
Dr Paul R Manning, Veterinary Practice, 01 Oct 2012
Kit Sturgess, MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DSAM, CertVC, MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine