The BSAVA has updated its Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses to reflect the expanding responsibilities of veterinary nurses.

This second edition of the Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses contains a number of notable additions including: surgical and anaesthetic checklists, pain scales for dogs, cats and rabbits, dental recording charts, and PROTECT ME information on antimicrobial resistance.

This edition has been edited by Emma Gerrard (pictured right), who built on the work of Louise O’Dwyer, the editor of the first edition. It condenses knowledge from a range of BSAVA titles, including the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, together with information from a number of external sources.

The BSAVA says the Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses has been put together with an awareness of the value of time in a busy clinical setting. Sections are arranged alphabetically, with cross-references for ease of use.

Ian Ramsey (BSAVA President 2020-2021): “Animals are more likely to get better, and get better faster, if they have good nursing care. This book is packed with the sort of information that allows nurses to deliver that care. It is presented in a format that makes it easy to carry around, but it will find its home at the heart of the clinic.”

The BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses, 2nd edition is now available from the BSAVA website priced at £15 for BSAVA members and £25 for non-members.

New BSAVA veterinary nurse members, and existing members who renew in 2021, will receive a free copy of the book.

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