Books for veterinary technicians

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We made another cool list of items, vet tech books to be exact. Some of them can be used during studying programs, others prior to the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and there’s one practical everyday reference book to use during dynamic work-hours in the clinic. Most of the books can be useful for everyone involved in the veterinary field, so it’s always a good idea to give them a chance.

 

McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

The ninth edition of McCurnin’s clinical textbook covers many aspects of the vet med field. It’s filled with useful information on practice models, fluid therapy, and transfusion, pharmacology and toxicology, oncology, restraint and pain management. Moreover, the textbook contains parts regarding zoonosis, large animal care and case presentations with real-life scenarios.

Pros:

  • Useful both for vet tech students and professionals
  • Contains practical information
  • Small animals and large animals coverage

Cons:

  • Pricey if you want hardcover version
  • Difficult to carry around

Buyer’s info:

The ninth edition of McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians comes in 1392 pages of reading material. A kindle version can be yours for $18 and a hardcover book can be purchased for $80-$119.

 

Master the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE): A Career as a Veterinary Technician (Part I of IV)

It’s a helpful guide for all students planning to take on the VTNE in near future. Probably this book cannot be used as a single source for studying but will definitely give you a heads up.  The 4 chapters included are an overview of a vet tech’s job, exam preview, an overview of the subject included in the exam, and full-length practice tests.

Pros:

  • Really affordable price
  • Practical tests included
  • Explanations for the answers included

Cons:

  • Questions different from the real VTNE
  • Lacking information about the testing
  • Typos

Buyer’s info:

The 352-page textbook can be purchased for about $19, but you can also find second-hand versions for few bucks less.

 

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians 3rd Edition

Besides being filled with high-quality illustrations and engaging expert writing, the third editions of the textbook contain some helpful additions like ‘test yourself’ questions and vocabulary lists. The book was designed in order to ensure that the reader really understands all relevant anatomical structures and moreover their relevance to actual clinical practice. Learning the most important anatomical and physiological principals of the profession will prepare good fundamentals for your uprising career as an aspiring veterinary technician.

Pros:

  • Great pictures included
  • Useful both for students and professionals
  • Vast information

Cons:

  • No answer key for checking the answers
  • Problems with the kindle version

Buyer’s info:

This book contains 656 pages and costs $60 to purchase it in the paperback version. Kindle versions cost about $20-$50.

 

VTNE Secrets Study Guide: VTNE Test Review for the Veterinary Technician National Exam Stg Edition

The VTNE Study Guide contains the most critical information that the Veterinary State Board expects from you to know; while reading you’ll revise the most important vocabulary, procedures, concepts and principals of the vet tech field. First of all, the book gives the reader a detailed breakdown of the VTNA. Then, it discusses pharmacology and pharmacy thoroughly, followed by a detailed overview of surgery preparation and assisting. The last parts are dedicated to procedures such as dentistry, laboratory examinations and animal care and nursing in general.

Pros:

  • Well organized chapters
  • Only crucial information included
  • Well prepared Q&A section

Cons:

  • Technical proofread errors
  • Cannot be used as a single study source

Buyer’s info:

The guide contains 302 pages. Paperback and Kindle versions cost about $40 and you can also purchase a hardcover book for $62-$75.

 

Veterinary Technician’s Pocket Partner: A Quick Access Reference Guide (Veterinary Technology)

This is an endurable pocketbook to reach practical information rapidly during the busy days in the practice. The pages are easy to wash and wipe and there is a section where you can write personalized info.  The content of the pocket guide is divided into 19 chapters. The topics discussed in the text are anatomy, anesthesia, hematology, nursing care, dentistry, surgery, reproduction, urinalysis, zoonosis, vaccines and diseases, parasitology etc. The writer of the book is nationally and state certified CVT.

Pros:

  • Small, but packed with useful content
  • Endurable pages

Cons:

  • A bit pricey for the quality

Buyer’s info:

There is only a 356 spiral-bound version that can be yours for $75-$79.

 

Vet Tech Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book: A Unique & Funny Antistress Coloring Gift for Veterinary Technicians & Technologists, Vet Tech Students & … Stress Relief & Mindful Meditation)

After all that learning and revising it’s time to take a break with a coloring book depicting the usual vet tech life! It represents a coloring book that will help any professional or student in the vet field relax, take some time off and refill his/her batteries. The book is filled with quotes and pictures you can really relate to. Moreover, this can be a great gift for some vet-person close to you that has a birthday, graduation or just needs a little time off.

Pros:

  • Perfect gift for everyone
  • Thoughtful and funny quotes
  • Effective stress-relief method
  • Realistically relatable to veterinary professionals

Cons:

  • No educational purpose

Buyer’s info:

These 108 pages of pictures and thoughtful quotes can be yours for $8.68.