Hardcover in Good (G) condition. Covers show definite wear. Pages clean and straight. Unmarked.
This book is intended for veterinary students who are required to take a comprehensive course in internal medicine and for small and mixed animal practitioners in need of a complete reference on dogs and cats. It focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of the most commonly encountered internal medical problems confronting practicing veterinarians. The book is hailed for its emphasis on diagnostic approaches to clinical signs, diagnostic techniques, general therapeutics and synopses of important disorders. It teaches students and practitioners critical thinking and decision-making skills, rather than merely offering a laundry list of disorders.
Each section begins with discussion of clinical signs, promoting assessment and diagnostic skills; this problem-oriented approach simulates what veterinarians deal with in practice. Each contributor is a recognized expert in their respective internal medicine specialty; small number overall provides consistency and reduce anecdotal presentations seen in large multi-authored works. Cross referencing reduces redundancy. Two-color format enhances visual appeal and is used functionally in tables and boxes to highlight key points.