Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd Edition
De: Janet Amundson Romich
De: Janet Amundson Romich
More than memorizing drug lists, Romich’s FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 3E builds a true understanding of animal medications and their potentially adverse effects, empowering veterinary and animal lab techs on the frontlines of animal patient care. Chapters integrate discussions on basic anatomy and physiology with those about drugs and the diseases they treat. To prepare readers for certification and success at work, content also includes techniques for administering drugs, drug actions, dosing calculations, drug approval processes, safety and legal issues, pharmacy management, job duties, and clinical tips. And to help future vet techs truly master pharmacology, the MindTap digital platform supports learning with practice quizzes, games, ongoing updates, and a full suite of supplemental resources they can rely on during the course and beyond.
1. A Brief History of Veterinary Pharmacology.
2. Veterinary Drug Development and Control.
3. Principles and Methods of Drug Administration.
5. Veterinary Drug Use, Prescribing, Acquisition, and Pharmacy Management.
6. Systems of Measurement in Veterinary Pharmacology.
7. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System.
8. Drugs Acting on the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Blood.
9. Respiratory System Drugs.
10. Hormonal and Reproductive Drugs.
11. Gastrointestinal Drugs.
12. Urinary System Drugs.
13. Drugs Affecting Muscle Function.
16. Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Drugs.
17. Drugs for Skin Conditions.
18. Ophthalmic and Optic Medications.
19. Fluid Therapy and Emergency Drugs.
20. Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressive Drugs.
22. Behavior-Modifying Drugs.
23. Herbal Therapeutics.
Appendix A: Unit Conversions and Math References.
Appendix B: Conversion of Body Weight in Kilograms to Body Surface Area in Meters (for Dogs and Cats).
Appendix C: Metric Conversions Guide.
Appendix D: CRI Calculations.
Appendix E: Vitamin Supplements.
Appendix F: Inventory Management.
Appendix G: Managing Animal Toxicities.
Appendix H: Web Sites of Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies (moved to MindTap).
Appendix I: Proper Use of Needles and Syringes.
Appendix J: Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from a Vial.
Appendix K: Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from an Ampule.
Appendix L: Reconstituting a Powder Medication for Administration.
Appendix M: Drugs Listed Alphabetically and Classified by Category.
Appendix N: Dos and Don'ts of Drug Administration.
Appendix O: Euthanasia Procedure.
Appendix P: Math Review (Moved to MindTap).
Appendix Q: Drugs Used During Pregnancy.
Appendix R: Answer Key to Text Questions (Moved to MindTap).
Janet Amundson Romich
Dr. Janet Romich has taught a variety of veterinary technician and science courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award for her use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list and fundraising efforts. She also received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award for her work in teaching and mentoring veterinary technician students. Dr. Romich is the author of AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY WITH MINDTAP, FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES, and she co-authored DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She remains active in veterinary medicine through her clinical relief practice and work on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for a hospital research facility. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then a Master of Science focused on FDA drug research, also at UW-Madison.
North Dakota State University
Dr. Sarah Wagner was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. Following a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Barnard College and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University, she worked in a mixed animal practice in southwestern Virginia for five years. She completed a PhD in Pharmacology at Iowa State University and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. She is currently a Professor of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Dr. Wagner’s interests include food animal pharmacology and dairy cattle health. She has published numerous refereed articles on pharmaceutical use in livestock and is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators. In addition to being a contributing author, Dr. Wagner served as content reviewer and developer of supplemental content for MindTap®.