Be the Vet

7 Dog + Cat Stories: Test Your Veterinary Knowledge

Author: Marcy Blesy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539968085

Category:

Page: 80

View: 8221

*Book 2A dog that stops eating, a cat that throws up, a pet that won't stop itching...What could be wrong?Place yourself as the narrator in seven unique stories about dogs and cats. When a medical emergency or illness impacts the pet, you will have the opportunity to diagnose the problem and suggest treatment. Following each story is the treatment plan offered by Dr. Ed Blesy, a 16 year practicing veterinarian. You will learn veterinary terms and diagnoses while being entertained with fun, interesting stories. If you've ever thought about being a veterinarian, this is the book for you.For ages 9-13

ER Vets

Author: Donna M. Jackson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547531117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1838

With dramatic full-color photos throughout, award-winning author Donna Jackson brings to life the inner workings of an animal emergency room, profiling the important work ER veterinarians do behind closed doors. Animals survive traumas with the help of high-tech X-rays, ventilators, endoscopes, and more importantly, the expert care of veterinarians and veterinary nurses who love animals, science, and a daily dose of adrenaline! It takes loads of courage and compassion to be an ER vet!

So, You Want to Work with Animals?

Discover Fantastic Ways to Work with Animals, from Veterinary Science to Aquatic Biology

Author: J. M. Bedell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582705968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 854

"In the tenth installment of the BE WHAT YOU WANT series, So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like--the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences such as: - Veterinarian - Zookeeper - Wildlife Photographer - K9 Officer - Marine Biologist - And more! In addition to tips and interviews from animal experts in professional industries, So, You Want to Work with Animals? includes inspiring stories from kids who currently work with animals as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help kids pave the path to their dream job! Jane (J. M.) Bedell spent her childhood daydreaming in hayfields, talking to cows, and finding heroes between the pages of books. She is a full-time writer of historical fiction and nonfiction for children. She received her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University in Minnesota. She lives in rural Oregon with her husband and a plethora of animals. Visit her at jmbedell.com."--

Secrets of a Vet Tech

The Guide to Low Cost Pet Care When the Cupboard Is Bare

Author: J. C. Farris,Ellen Barker,Bob Barker,Nancy Farris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480058323

Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 2347

J.C. Farris reveals how to take care of your pet when finances are a huge concern. A vet tech caring for 25 of her own rescue animals, she chronicles all her knowledge and methods.

Curious About Zoo Vets

Author: Gina Shaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8277

Who's Looking After the Zoo? How do you weigh a panda? Or check a sea lion's tooth? Or figure out why a llama is limping? These are just some of the many tasks veterinarians, technicians, and animal keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are trained in. With full-color photos and lively, accessible text, this new title looks at the very busy “to do” list of zoo workers as they take care of their creatures large and small.

Vet Academy

Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Author: Steve Martin,Angela Keoghan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782404477

Category:

Page: 64

View: 1775

So you really love animals... what would it really be like to be a vet and work with animals every day? Let's find out if you have what it takes...

Vet on Call

My First Year as an Out-of-Hours Vet

Author: Marc Abraham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409033368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6436

When his father sat him down and told him to 'make something' of himself, young vet Marc Abraham decided to do it the hard way - by setting up an emergency 'out of hours' clinic. If getting used to the long night shifts wasn't bad enough, emergency cases are rarely straightforward. Whether it was dog who swallowed golf balls, or a gerbil in urgent need of a caesarean, every case had the potential for heartbreak. But animals and their owners could also be hilarious, such as the breeder who unwittingly gave his German Shepherd four testicles. . . Over the course of twelve tough months, the clinic began to flourish. Would Marc finally make something of himself after all? Marc Abraham writes guilelessly about his early mistakes, and the terror and joy involved in saving an animal's life. His memoir is a heart-warming, compelling and thoroughly entertaining look at the life of a vet on call.

So You Want to Be a Vet

The Realities of Studying and Working in Veterinary Medicine

Author: Neil Paton

Publisher: 5m Publishing

ISBN: 9781910455081

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 4576

The publication of the James Herriot books led to an upsurge in interest in the veterinary profession among the public and inspired many to study veterinary medicine. However, the veterinary profession has changed markedly since those Herriot days, with many more opportunities for people entering the veterinary field, including such as job prospects in bioscience research, government work, specialization in exotic animal medicine, animal welfare advisory work, international development work, and a whole host of other career options. The landscape of the veterinary curriculum has also broadened considerably, with topics like animal behavior, ethics, business management, client communication, veterinary public health, and clinical skills, alongside clinical veterinary medicine. Authored by a Royal Veterinary College instructor with extensive experience within the veterinary profession and with teaching new students, this book provides a thorough explanation of what prospective students can expect to study at veterinary school, and it discusses career options available to new graduates. Additionally, the book offers a useful overview of current issues in the wider veterinary profession, as well as an honest and thought-provoking discussion of what veterinary life is actually like. It will also be of benefit to qualified vets and agricultural students. [Subject: Veterinary Science, Medicine, Agriculture]

Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9034

“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.

My Patients and Other Animals

A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope

Author: Suzy Fincham-Gray

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812998197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2186

A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals—a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experience of loving, healing, and losing our beloved pets, and the many ways they change our lives. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English–Welsh border to emergency rooms in urban American animal hospitals, with thousands of stories collected along the way. In this unforgettable literary debut, she writes about some of the most emotionally challenging and rewarding cases of her career. Like many physicians, Fincham-Gray tends to see her patients at often life-or-death moments. While dramatic, these stories expand into deeper explorations of our complex, profound relationships with the animals in our lives. She describes the satisfaction of diagnosing and treating difficult diseases and the universal experience of loving a pet, and—inevitably—raises questions about their end-of-life care. We meet Grayling, an Irish wolfhound in need of critical treatment; we learn about the fulfillment of caring for a chronically ill pet from the story of Zeke, a silver-brown tabby cat who likes to eat just a little too much; and we fall in love with Monty and Emma, Fincham-Gray’s own adopted cat and dog, who change her life in joyful and unexpected ways. Fincham-Gray depicts the sleepless nights she spends waiting for her pager to call her to the clinic, the cutthroat competition among residents, and what it’s really like to care for patients who can’t advocate for themselves. Warm and humorous, Suzy Fincham-Gray is a rare breed—a clinician with an intimate, elegant literary style. She writes with the same tenderness she brings to her patients, whose needs she must meet with her mind, her hands, and her heart. “Suzy Fincham-Gray gives readers rare insight into the making of a compassionate doctor. Her passion for both science and the animals she cares for, combined with her eloquence as a writer, made me want Suzy as both my dogs’ veterinarian and my own friend.”—Teresa J. Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

Pets on the Couch

Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry

Author: Nicholas Dodman,Nicholas H. Dodman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476749035

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 850

"A celebrated veterinary behaviorist describes the practice of One Medicine, which hinges on the belief that humans and other animals have minds that work the same way, experience similar emotions and share the same neurochemistry, "--NoveList.

How to Afford Veterinary Care with Out Mortgaging the Kids

Author: James L. Busby

Publisher: Busby International Incorporated

ISBN: 9780977702701

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 3696

Compiling forty years of veterinary experience, Dr. James Busby combines his wealth of knowledge with the most current academic recommendations on what is really needed in yearly and routine pet care. More importantly, Dr. Busby explains what isn't needed. This is the inside scoop on what pet owners really need to do to keep their animals healthy.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals

A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals

Author: Karlene Stange

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685160

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 6862

Beloved Companions, Kindred Spirits Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters — both animal and human — who inhabit it.

How to Become a Veterinarian

A Complete Guide to Fulfilling Your Dream

Author: Zachary Patterson, Dr, DVM,Zachary Patterson, Dr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493689897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 78

View: 8771

Do you dream of becoming a Veterinarian? Want to make that dream a reality? Based on his experience of graduating in the recent past and from working in the veterinary industry, Dr. Patterson provides insight and clarity to what can be a difficult and complicated journey. Ideal for children ages 10+, "How to Become a Veterinarian" is a must have how-to guide for the aspiring veterinarian. Each section of this book outlines steps to methodically progress towards the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. By breaking down the path into multiple smaller stages and focusing on specific goals during each stage, you too can realize your dream of becoming a veterinarian.

The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat

Author: Kate A. W. Roby,Lenny Southam

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780553386097

Category: Pets

Page: 576

View: 681

An easy-to-follow guide written to help pet owners understand and take control of their animal's health features profiles of more than two hundred drugs and their side effects, the latest in alternative medicine, a directory of pet organizations, and much more. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

How to be a Vet

Author: Amanda Li

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780230015432

Category: Veterinarians

Page: 32

View: 783

Are you good around animals? Being a vet isn't just about cuddling cute kittens - and this book tells it how it is! Packed with 'creature feature' facts and a real-life account of 'a day in the life of a vet', it'll teach you everything you need to know about working with animals. This book is beautifully designed and features full-colour artwork as well as photos from the Royal Veterinary College, giving a true sense of what it's like to train as a vet.

Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal

The Rule of 20

Author: Rebecca Kirby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118900839

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 4088

Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal: The Rule of 20 offers guidance for assessing the patient, interpreting diagnostic test results, and selecting appropriate monitoring procedures. Based on Rebecca Kirby’s time-tested Rule of 20, with a chapter devoted to each item on the checklist Provides comprehensive guidance for monitoring a critically ill small animal patient Emphasizes the interplay of each parameter with one another Designed for fast access on the clinic floor, with potentially life-saving ideas, tips, lists and procedures Presents tables, schematics, algorithms, and drawings for quick reference

The Nature of Animal Healing

The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat

Author: Martin Goldstein, D.V.M.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307422361

Category: Pets

Page: 368

View: 8155

The Nature of Animal Healing is a groundbreaking, inspirational contribution to animal care. Dr. Martin Goldstein, one of the most successful and best-known holistic veterinarians in the country, offers here, for the first time, invaluable insights into how to give our pets a healthy, happy, and long life. Dr. Goldstein--a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who runs a renowned clinic in South Salem, New York--begins by explaining his approach to alternative treatment: what it is, how it works, and why it's especially important that animals be treated holistically. Holistic pet care essentially revolves around the notion that the best way to cure an animal who is ill is to help the animal cure itself. We are not the true healers of our pets--they are. By treating the root of the problem instead of its symptoms, holistic medicine enables our pets to regain and maintain their own health. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Dr. Goldstein not only shares his philosophy of how animals should--must--be treated, but also shows us exactly what to do. With moving and often entertaining examples from his years of practice, he offers prescriptive advice for the pet lover of every stripe: why we shouldn't feed our animals commercial pet food; why vaccines can actually do more harm than good; how acupuncture and homeopathic medicine can be used to help our pets; why pets need to experience a "healing crisis" in order to get well; and much, much more. In his practice, Dr. Goldstein has had extraordinary success treating cancer and leukemia. Here, he begins to decipher the riddle of those killer diseases and shows us how best to treat them, as well as how to prevent them from occurring. Included is the exhaustive "Alphabet of Ailments," a list that tackles common afflictions one by one--the most useful guide ever published in a book on animal care. Dr. Goldstein also turns to the spiritual realm, addressing how the emotional bonds we form with our animals have the power to provoke and cure disease. In his smart, helpful, and comforting style, he tells us how to deal with the inevitable death of a pet--both physically and psychologically. Finally, there is an indispensable source guide: a complete listing of pet health-care centers, doctors, and products. So wherever you live, you will be able to act on the advice and recommendations you are sure to take to heart. The Nature of Animal Healing is a revolutionary guide that no pet owner should be without. From the Hardcover edition.