The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is an invaluable source of information for all veterinary nurses setting up and conducting their own nursing clinics in small animal practice. From the basics of setting up the consulting room to running and marketing individual clinics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the role of the consulting veterinary nurse. A large section of the book details specific clinics run by nurses, including nutritional assessments, behavioural clinics, puppy parties, seasonal information campaigns, senior pet clinics and medical clinics for a full range of conditions from arthritis and dental problems to epilepsy and cancer. A chapter specifically on rabbit clinics is also included. Written by an experienced senior veterinary nurse, this is a vital guide for all veterinary nurses seeking to develop their consulting role and contribute effectively to the long-term success of their practice.
KEY FEATURES Provides a comprehensive guide to the role of the consulting veterinary nurse Details specific nutritional, medical and behavioural clinics run by nurses Includes advice on presentation, marketing and communicating with clients Discusses client compliance and internal procedure and protocol Contains sample diet history sheets and unit conversion charts for use in practice Endorsed by the British Veterinary Nursing Association
Abbreviations Introduction Acknowledgements Part I The Role of the Nurse in the Veterinary Practice 1 Ethics 2 Consulting Room and Literature 3 The Consultation 4 Diagnostic Clinics 5 Marketing 6 Named Nurse and Protocol Writing Part II Nutrition and Diet 7 Food and Feeding 8 Feeding Behaviours 9 Nutrition for Puppies and Kittens 10 Nutritional Assessment 11 Dietary Transitions 12 Methods of Increasing Water Consumption 13 Dietary Supplements 14 Rabbit Nutrition Part III Behavioural Issues 15 Puppy and Kitten Behaviour 16 Noise Phobias and Fireworks Part IV 'Well Pet' Clinics 17 Vaccination Clinics 18 Post-Neutering Clinics 19 Senior Pet Clinics Part V Medical Clinics 20 Arthritis 21 Cancer 22 Cardiac Disorders 23 Cognitive Dysfunction 24 Dental Problems 25 Diabetes 26 Epilepsy 27 Gastrointestinal Disorders 28 Hepatobiliary Disorders 29 Obesity 30 Pancreatic Disorders 31 Renal Disorders 32 Nutrition-Related Skin Disorders 33 Urinary Tract Disorders Appendix 1 Diet history sheet Appendix 2 Unit Conversion Tables Glossary Index