• The MiniVet Guide is a small easily portable booklet containing what you need to know to get you through everyday presentations. It is designed to help students through their final year of rotations as well as aid new veterinarians through their first years of clinical practice.

    The MiniVet Guide contains information about common presenting conditions in a simple and concise format. From treating a straightforward case of gastroenteritis to working through a complex Addisonian crisis, the MiniVet Guide has it covered.

    The flowcharts help direct you down a pathway towards a diagnosis while the individual chapters provide more information about common differentials. It does not claim or aim to replace textbooks and reference sites but contains enough information to get you out of a tight spot and heading down the right track when managing a patient.

    It is a perfect study companion for final exams, a great reference for practical rotations and will be your backup to get you through busy morning consults. The MiniVet Guide is there to make our veterinary careers a little easier. It is not just a book- it’s a life saver!

  • You will find diagrams throughout the MiniVet Guide to help convey information to help you with cases.


    Constipation / Tenesmus
    Effusion / Oedema
    Jaundice / Icterus
    Pale Mucous Membranes
    Polyuria / Polydipsia
    Pyrexia / Fever of Unknown Origin
    Respiratory Distress
    Respiratory: Nose and Nasopharynx
    Respiratory: Pharynx and Larynx
    Respiratory: Trachea and Bronchi
    Respiratory: Pulmonary, Pleural and Chest Wall
    Salivation Disorder
    Seizure Disorder
    Urinary Incontinence
    Weight Loss
    Weakness / Collapse

    DRUG TABLES with

    Dose rates, routes, frequency,
    indications and contraindications
    Anaesthetic – Sedatives / Premedicants
    Anaesthetic – Induction and Maintenance
    Analgesia – Opioids
    Analgesia – Local Anaesthetics
    Analgesia – Non-steroidal
    anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Behaviour Drugs
    Cardiopulmonary Drugs
    Corticosteroids, Anti-histamines, Immune
    Emergency Drugs
    Gastrointestinal Drugs
    Urinary System Drugs
    Seizure Disorders
    Other Drugs


    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Anaemia and Pale Mucous Membranes
    Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Antimicrobial Selection
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Constipation and Tenesmus
    Dental Disease
    Dermatology – Feline
    Diarrhoea and Haematochezia
    Dysphagia and Oral Disease
    Dystocia and Reproductive Organ Disease
    Ear Disease
    Electrolytes and Blood Gas
    Endocrine Disease
    Diabetes mellitus
    Diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA)
    Fluid Therapy
    Hepatobiliary Disease
    Nasal and Nasopharyngeal Disease
    Neurological Disease
    Pancreatic Disease
    Paralysis Tick
    Parasitic Disease
    Prostatic Disease
    Rectal and Perineal Disease
    Renal Disease - Acute and Chronic
    Respiratory Disease
    Seizure Disorders
    Status Epilepticus Flowchart
    Shock and Anaphylaxis
    Skeletal Disease
    Transfusion Therapy
    Urinary Tract Disease
    Viral Disease and Vaccination
    Vomiting and Regurgitation
    Wound Management

  • Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

    Gerardo completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2008, graduating with first-class honours and being awarded year valedictorian. He moved on to spend 3 years in small animal practice, transitioning into emergency and critical care with the Animal Emergency Service, where he is now an AES veterinary director.

    In 2012 Gerardo achieved Membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care and for 3 years held position of head Membership examiner for ECC. He also completed his Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice through Murdoch University.

    Gerado’s interest in teaching saw him move into a clinical training role with AES, so he could help vets transition into emergency practice. He became the coordinator of the AES Internship Program and in collaboration with the clinical training team, the AES Accelerated Emergency Program was developed.

    Gerardo continues to have a strong interest in the management of critically ill patients, diagnostic imaging and emergency surgery and he works with Improve International Australia as the AEP curriculum developer and advisor.