This week, our Resource List of the Week focuses on Veterinary. Before starting, let’s give a definition to this topic.
What is Veterinary?
According to the Merriam Webster, Veterinary can be defined as
“…practising, or being the science and art of prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals and especially domestic animals”
To better understand the topic, we suggest you read the following titles and resources.
1. Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology – Aspinall, V., Cappello, M., and Aspinall, V.
This title offers extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of animals, which is the essential basis for their effective clinical treatment. Furthermore, it features online learning resources, providing students with the opportunity to test their knowledge with questions and visual exercises. Also, instructors can download questions, figures and exercises and use them as teaching aids.
2. The Ethology of Domestic Animals – Jensen, P.
This book provides a concise introduction to the important fundamentals of animal behaviour. Firstly, it covers topics like genetics, physiology, motivation, learning and cognition, through to social and reproductive behaviour, abnormal behaviour and human-animal interactions. Furthermore, this text is a highly respected, essential resource for both students and lecturers in animal and veterinary science, animal welfare, zoology and psychology.
3. Black’s Veterinary Dictionary – Boden, E., Andrews, A., and Boden, E.
This title is an essential reference tool for anyone, with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Also, it is much more than a list of veterinary terms as its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases as well as their diagnosis and treatment.
4. Veterinary Genetics and Reproductive Physiology – Long, S.
This book presents a clear and comprehensive overview of genetics and reproductive physiology. Firstly, it covers the core subject areas, addressing a range of subjects from genetic material through to breeding and the physiological aspects of reproduction in different species. Secondly, the author writes in a clear, user-friendly style making the title accessible to students with no prior knowledge of the subject. However, the level of depth and coverage makes the text equally relevant and useful to the more advanced degree level student.
5. Veterinary Pharmacology – Rock, A. H.
This title discusses the potential uses of drugs and therapies, used in veterinary pharmacology. Additionally, it builds upon a general background of anatomy and physiology, gained through veterinary study, enabling the reader to fully understand and engage with the topic.
This website is run by the British Small Veterinary Association, an organisation founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals. By browsing the site, students and professionals can access a wide range of resources for free.
7. A Guide to Veterinary Clinical Skills Laboratories – Baillie, S., Booth, N., Catterall, A. and Coombes, N, Crowther, E., Dilly, M., Farrell, R. Langebæk, R., O’Reilly. M., and Read, E.
This academic paper is an extensive guide to veterinary laboratory skills, which every practitioner should learn and master. Firstly, it discusses how to work within a laboratory condition as well as how to equip and manage it. Secondly, it gives extensive examples of different clinical and laboratory situations.
8. Become a Veterinarian and make a difference – Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
This document explains why readers should become veterinarians, outlining different discipline’s areas such as private practice, government consultation, the military and academia, they can work within.