Published by
Wiley (2021-03-16)
Current material
Original language
Veterinary medicine: small animals (pets)

Pet-Specific Care for the Veterinary Team

by Lowell Ackerman

A practical guide to identifying risks in veterinary patients and tailoring their care accordingly 

Pet-specific care refers to a practice philosophy that seeks to proactively provide veterinary care to animals throughout their lives, aiming to keep pets healthy and treat them effectively when disease occurs. Pet-Specific Care for the Veterinary Team offers a practical guide for putting the principles of pet-specific care into action. Using this approach, the veterinary team will identify risks to an individual animal, based on their particular circumstances, and respond to these risks with a program of prevention, early detection, and treatment to improve health outcomes in pets and the satisfaction of their owners.  

The book combines information on medicine and management, presenting specific guidelines for appropriate medical interventions and material on how to improve the financial health of a veterinary practice in the process. Comprehensive in scope, and with expert contributors from around the world, the book covers pet-specific care prospects, hereditary and non-hereditary considerations, customer service implications, hospital and hospital team roles, and practice management aspects of pet-specific care. It also reviews specific risk factors and explains how to use these factors to determine an action plan for veterinary care.  This important book:  

  • Offers clinical guidance for accurately assessing risks for each patient 
  • Shows how to tailor veterinary care to address a patient’s specific risk factors 
  • Emphasizes prevention, early detection, and treatment 
  • Improves treatment outcomes and provides solutions to keep pets healthy and well 

Written for veterinarians, technicians and nurses, managers, and customer service representatives, Pet-Specific Care for the Veterinary Team offers a hands-on guide to taking a veterinary practice to the next level of care.  


The editor

Lowell Ackerman, DVM, DACVD, MBA, MPA, CVA, MRCVS, is an independent consultant, author, and lecturer in Westborough, Massachusetts, USA. 


List of Contributors



02-Concepts & Prospects

03-Hereditary Considerations

04-Non-Hereditary Considerations

05-Client Service Considerations

06-Pet-Specific Considerations

07-Hospital Considerations

08-Hospital Team Considerations

09-Medical Management Considerations

10-Practice Management Considerations



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