Written in a dictionary reference style format, just about every term the vet will ever use is thoroughly explained and easy to understand. Includes appendices identifying commonly used drugs, acronyms and abbreviations, and weight and measurement conversions. A must in the home of every pet owner and breeder!
What experts are saying about Dictionary of Veterinary Terms:
I recently came across a copy of Dr. Jennifer Coates’ book: Dictionary of Veterinary Terms - Vet-Speak for the Non-Veterinarian. Having over 10 years of combined experience as a CVT/CVPM and part-time instructor in an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program, I decided to challenge the book before actually reading it. Over a couple of days I thought about veterinary language that I use on a routine basis, as well as veterinary terms that I use with clients. To my pleasant surprise, I did not come up with a single term or word that was not referenced in this book.
Eventually I carefully reviewed the entire contents, and found it to be very thorough and user-friendly. The veterinary terms are alphabetized for extremely easy reference. The appendix includes a common drug reference, acronyms/abbreviations, and normal physiologic/reproductive parameters (a wonderful, quick review for anyone in this profession). I truly cannot think of an easier reference guide for veterinary technicians, receptionists, students or pet owners that I have come across in my entire career. I would recommend this book without hesitation. Dr. Coates’ well-rounded background and understanding of the veterinary profession has helped her produce book of quality, ease and simple excellence.
Nichole Kelly, CVT, CVPM Fort Collins, CO
Jennifer Coates, DVM, graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as an associate veterinarian in Petersburg, Virginia, before moving to Jackson, Wyoming. Prior to graduating from veterinary school, Jennifer worked as a veterinary receptionist, assistant, and technician. It was then that she became aware of the frustrations caused by veterinary jargon. Animal owners, veterinary support staff, and animal care workers needed a clear and concise resource to explain terminology in plain English. The skill and knowledge gained through years spent immersed in all aspects of veterinary care gave Jennifer an exceptional perspective from which to write the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms.