Author, Author!

A number of WCVM faculty members have authored, co-authored or contributed chapters to books and manuals in the past few months. These texts cover a range of topics related to companion animal health: veterinary pathology, small animal anesthesia and analgesia (pain control), canine internal medicine, endocrinology, and the use of technology in veterinary teaching.

Veterinary Clinical Pathology: An Introduction. Author: Dr. Marion Jackson, a professor of veterinary pathology and the head of WCVM’s Department of Veterinary Pathology.

“Unique among current literature as a rich source of clinical case material, this book can be used by veterinary students as a reader-friendly introduction to the subject and as the primary textbook in clinical pathology coursework. With its multitude of cases and images, the book is also a useful resource for faculty members to enhance instruction.”

Originally published by Blackwell Publishing in 2007, Jackson’s book is now being translated into Portugese for a Brazilian publisher.

BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Edited by Chris Seymour and Dr. Tanya Duke-Novakovski. Duke-Novakovski is a professor in WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

“The second edition of the popular BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia was released in April 2007. For this new edition, Chris Seymour has been joined on the editorial team by Tanya Duke-Novakovski.”

Published by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association in 2007.

Canine Internal Medicine Secrets. Co-authors: Drs. Stan Rubin and Anthony Carr. Rubin is the director of WCVM’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Carr is an associate professor in WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

“Part of the popular Secrets Series®, this new text provides essential, practical information for reviewing canine internal medicine topics commonly encountered in clinical situations. Organized by disorder type, it features numerous photos, a popular question-and-answer format, and a detailed index that makes it easy to find information quickly. In 10 concise chapters, expert contributors pose key questions and provide authoritative answers addressing the situations that confront small animal veterinarians every day.”

Published by Elsevier in 2007.

Endocrinology. Co-authors: Drs. David L. Panciera and Anthony P. Carr. Carr is an associate professor in WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

“A practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment and long term care of dogs and cats with endocrine disease. Includes physical examination laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, all approved drugs and management of complications.”

Published by Teton NewMedia (Jackson, Wyoming) in 2006.

Enhancing Learning Through Human-Computer Interaction, edited by Elspeth McKay. Contributors to Chapter 12 (Integrating Human Computer Interaction into Veterinary Medicine Curricula): Gale Parchoma, Kathy Schwarz and Sharon Porterfield (U of S Extension Division), Drs. Katharina Lohmann, Chris Clark and Cheryl Waldner (WCVM Large Animal Clinical Sciences); Drs. Cindy Shmon and Sue Taylor (WCVM Small Animal Clinical Sciences); Dr. Lydden Polley (WCVM Veterinary Microbiology); Dr. Jonathan Naylor (Ross University); and Dr. Sameeh Abutarbush (Atlantic Veterinary College).

“The impressive authorship of this chapter gives rise to a clear, coherent and very well researched topic. Perhaps the most pleasing contribution of this work is the tremendous practical value for educators interested in information communications technology (ICT). Moreover, the points of interest lie in the effectiveness of the human-computer interaction (HCI) components, and how this interaction has improved the students’ learning.”

Published by Idea Group Reference (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.) in 2007.

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