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Companion-Animal Dental and Surgical Instruments: A Reference for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

by Gail E. Marshall, AHT, MBA; with Karl M. Peter, DVM

Discover how efficient your practice can be when techs know how to identify, stock, clean, and care for your instruments. This pictorial pocket reference guide will get them there.

$42.95 Member
$52.95 Nonmember

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7" x 4.5"
AAHA Press

Not only can this reference streamline your team’s performance during exams and surgery, it can reduce your costs in instrument replacement. Companion-Animal Dental and Surgical Instruments is a pocket reference guide that can train your team to quickly identify, stock, and properly maintain the tools you use on a daily basis. Along with the instrument name and picture, this quick-access guide provides the purpose and features of surgical, dental, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, and other types of instruments. The results? Clearer communication and efficiency among techs, assistants, and doctors. Better-maintained instruments. And well-organized inventory.
Gail E. Marshall, AHT, MBA, is a veterinary consultant with extensive experience in this industry. Gail’s journey has taken her from being a veterinary technician at Brookline Animal Hospital in Massachusetts to director of education for the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City to practice manager at Breckenridge Animal Clinic in Colorado. Currently, she coordinates Summit County’s Bear Aware program for the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Karl M. Peter, DVM, earned his DVM in 1980, and then worked for twelve years as an associate veterinarian in a progressive seven-doctor, AAHA-Accredited small-animal hospital. He is program director and professor of veterinary technology at Foothill Community College Veterinary Technology Program. He has lead the AVMA-Accredited program and taught at the community college level since 1992, and has also served as a reviewer, editor, and contributor for several large publishing houses and as a member of the board of directors at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
Part I. Instrumentation
1. Suture Materials and Suture Needles
2. Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesives, Surgical Staples and Clips
3. General Sugical Instruments
4. Ophthalmologic Instruments
5. Orthopedic Specialty Instruments
6. Dental Instruments
7. Endoscopy Equipment
Part II. Care and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments
8. Instrument Care Basics
9. Dental Instrument Basics
10. Endoscope Basics
Part III. Organizing Surgical Instruments
11. Design and Maintenance of an Instrument Pack Room of Area
Appendix A: Surgical Packs
Appendix B: Measurement Systems and Conversions
Good reference! November 30, 2013
By Chaney

Very handy as a quick reference! Can't remember what that special tool the dentistry specialist used? It might be in this book. The descriptions and uses are very helpful in learning how to use the right tool for the job. Highly recommended!

This book is very helpful. It really is good in explaining what the instruments are used for and why the doctors would use it.