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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

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Table of Contents

Preface ix About the Author xi Introduction xiii 1 What Is Holistic Medicine? 1 2 The Role of the Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse in the Holistic Practice 17 3 Legal Implications 21 4 Introduction to Modalities 27 5 Holistic Training for Veterinary Technicians: Physical Therapy and Hospice Care 37 6 The Touch Therapies 47 7 Detoxifi cation 79 8 Holistic Diet and Nutrition 103 9 Nutraceuticals 123 10 For Veterinarians: Treatments with a Certifi cation Program 173 11 Other Commonly Employed Modalities 217 12 Other Less Commonly Used Modalities 251 Appendices Appendix 1 Glossary 267 Appendix 2 Alphabetical List of Holistic Veterinary Modalities 271 Appendix 3 Where to Go for More Help 277 Appendix 4 Questions to Help Defi ne the Scope of Your Practice 281 Appendix 5 Patient History Chart 285 Appendix 6 Consent Form 289 Appendix 7 Vaccination Consent Form 293 Appendix 8 Writing Case Reports 297 Appendix 9 Special Diets for Disease Problems 307 Appendix 10 Analysis of Some Homemade Diets 311 Appendix 11 Doses for Herbs 317 Appendix 12 Dosing Schedule for Homotoxicology Formulas 321 Appendix 13 Alphabetical List of Bach Flower Remedies 323 Appendix 14 How to Find a Holistic Veterinarian 325 Appendix 15 Inventory Management 329 Appendix 16 Medicating and Grooming 337 Webliography 345 Index 347

About the Author

Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and practices complementary and alternative medicine at Shasta Lake Veterinary Clinic in Shasta Lake, California. She is a past-President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and a past-President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association.


Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians andNurses provides a fine resource on holistic veterinary care and iswritten for vet techs and collections appealing tothem. (Midwest Book Review, 1 May2012) "This book has been written primarily for technicians andnurses, however most practitioners will find it a great help."(Tomorrow's Vets, 1 January 2012) "This book is designed to educate veterinary staff on modalitiesother than conventional medicine for the treatment of animals...It is intended for veterinary technicians, although it is a bookthat any pet owner could read." (Doody's, 16 September 2011) "The book will interest veterinarians and technicians who wantto explore a broader choice of treatment alternatives and options."(Booknews, 1 June 2011)

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