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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 02.08.2016
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

Now in its third edition, and for the first time in full-color, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, coverage includes avian, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and wildlife.

Now in full color
Features anatomy, restraint, common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology
New chapter on fish medicine
Companion website offering review questions and images from the text in PowerPoint

Bonnie Ballard, DVM has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, first as a veterinary assistant and then later as a veterinary technician. Dr. Ballard holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997, she developed a veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she acts as the program director. Dr. Ballard also practices small animal medicine as a relief veterinarian.
Ryan Cheek, RVT, VTS (ECC), is a veterinary technologist and a full time instructor at Gwinnett Technical College. Before this position he was head technician of the exotic animal department and emergency and critical technician in private practice.


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    Erscheinungsdatum: 02.08.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118924211
    Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician


Bonnie Ballard,
DVM, has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, starting as a veterinary assistant, becoming a technician in 1979, and earning a DVM in 1994. In 1997, she started the veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College. The program has been AVMA accredited since 2000. Dr Ballard currently is the program's director and one of two full-time faculty members. She has won numerous teaching awards and has received numerous accolades for the program. She is a relief veterinarian part time. She has had an interest in exotic animal medicine since she was a child and has owned many different types of exotic animals during her life.
Denise I. Bounous,
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, was a professor of clinical pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine before moving to the pharmaceutical industry.
Ryan Cheek,
RVTg, VTS (ECC), graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with an Associate of Applied Veterinary Technology, where he focused his studies on exotic animal medicine. From there he worked at Zoo Atlanta and then at a small animal/exotic animal practice for four years; he has worked in emergency and critical care since 1998. He completed his Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2005 and his Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from St Petersburg College in 2007. He has also spoken at state and national conferences on the topic of exotic animal medicine. Ryan has been teaching full time at Gwinnett Technical College since 2007, where he teaches many subjects including exotic, wildlife, zoo, and laboratory animal medicine. Ryan's life as a reptile hobbyist began in 1986 when he purchased his first pet lizard, and has since owned more than 40 different species of reptiles.
Susan Coy,
CVT, received her AAS in veterinary technology from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1996. She interned and later volunteered at the Minnesota Zoological Gardens in Apple Valley, Minnesota. After working in a small animal hospital she became employed in April 1999 at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida.
Maria Crane,
DVM, received her MS in Exercise Science from Georgia State University and her DVM from the University of Georgia in 1994. She practiced in small and exotic animal medicine, then later worked at Zoo Atlanta as a staff veterinarian. She currently is the Assistant Director of Animal Resources, Field Station at Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University.
Michael Duffy Jones,
DVM, received a BS from Notre Dame and a DVM from Tufts University. He completed an internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. He worked for five years at Bells Ferry Animal Hospital before opening his own practice, Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, in Atlanta in 2005. He has a particular interest in the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool, which he uses regularly in his practice and which he teaches to other veterinarians.
Lillian Gerhardt,
LVT, graduated from the State University of New York. She has been a technician at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in the Avian and Zoological Medicine Service for over 20 years. She has presented seminars at the Avian Veterinarian Annual Conferences several times. She has always had a special interest in birds and has shared the last 25 years of her life with a sulphur crested cockatoo named Sugar.
Cheryl B. Greenacre,
DVM, Diplomate ABVP-Avian, Diplomate ABVP-Exotic Companion Mammal, graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and taught avian and exotic animal medicine at UGA for 10 years. She is now a professor at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and has taught there for the past 14 years. Dr Greenacre is the President of the Association of A

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