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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, 4th Edition

  • Janet Amundson Romich
  • ISBN-10: 113312576X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133125761
  • 560 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Providing the ultimate terminology reference for veterinary assistants and technicians, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, 4e provides an engaging approach to learning medical terms and understanding basic principles of veterinary medicine. This user-friendly book delivers a unique pedagogical presentation that makes it a comprehensive learning resource. Its systematic approach to learning the parts of medical terms enables students to understand basic medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills in determining the meaning of new medical terms. Focusing on how medical terms are formed, analyzed, and defined, the book discusses anatomical landmarks, the positioning of animals, and the relationships between body parts. It also introduces terms used in the animal industry. Case studies illustrate how medical terminology is experienced in real-world practice, and an audio wordlist enables students to hear the terms they are learning. In addition, the Fourth Edition features greatly expanded artwork.

Features

  • Widely popular with instructors and students alike, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY delivers concise yet thorough coverage of key concepts--providing a practical resource for learners as well as vets, techs, and others working in the field.

  • An expansive collection of full-color artwork brings terminology to life, enabling students to visualize difficult concepts.

  • Includes a comprehensive instructor resource package that includes power point presentations, an instructor's manual, a computerized testbank, an image library, syllabus, and lesson plans.

About the Author

Janet Amundson Romich

Dr. Janet Romich received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She worked as a pharmacy technician in both human and veterinary settings while attending veterinary school. Her master’s thesis was based on FDA research for a veterinary pharmaceutical company. Dr. Romich has taught a variety of veterinary technician and science courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Romich was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award for her use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list, and fundraising efforts. She also received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association’s Veterinarian of the Year Award for her work in teaching and mentoring veterinary technician students. Dr. Romich has authored the textbooks An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, with MindTap® and Understanding Zoonotic Diseases, as well as co-authored Delmar’s Veterinary Technician Dictionary. Dr. Romich remains active in veterinary medicine through her relief practice and in research as an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee member for a hospital research facility.

Table of Contents

1. Ready, Set, Go.
2. Where, Why, What.
3. Meat and Bones.
4. Head and Toe (And All Parts in Between).
5. What is in a Name?
6. Gut Instincts.
7. Null and Void.
8. Have a Heart.
9. A Breath of Fresh Air.
10. Skin Deep.
11. The Great Communicator.
12. 1 + 1 = 3 (or More).
13. Nerves of Steel.
14. Seeing and Hearing.
15. Feed and Protect Me.
16. Testing, Testing.
17. Drugs and Dissection.
18. Like Cats and Dogs.
19. Horse Sense.
20. Make Room for Ruminants.
21. Hog Haven.
22. Birds of a Feather.
23. All the Rest.
Appendices.
Index.

New to this edition

  • The Fourth Edition includes greatly expanded artwork. The additional images offer greater clarity for students, serve as review illustrations for other courses, and can be used as a reference in professional practice.
  • Each chapter now begins with an overview to help students see the big picture of how the terminology relates.
  • Biology Bonuses throughout each chapter help students correlate terminology and animal physiology.
  • At the end of every chapter, Critical Thinking exercises include open-ended review questions and "fill in the blank" exercises with root words that help reinforce learning and sharpen students' analytical skills.
  • Additional case studies have been added to the skeletal and muscle chapter.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133125824 | ISBN-13: 9781133125822)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. CengageBrain eBooks & eChapters are compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire & Android devices. Students can highlight, take notes and access content without a software download. For more information, visit, http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/newereader.html.