Mathematics for Veterinary Medical Technicians provides a one-semester course in the basics of mathematics needed for veterinary technicians and assistants. The language in the text is designed to be readable and in terms of everyday usage rather than formal and strict mathematical terms.
In addition to basic arithmetic computation and techniques, in the third edition there are expanded and reorganized sections devoted to application problems involving dosage, concentration and dilution of solutions. Dosage exercises also now include reading and interpreting medicine labels. Conversion and computation techniques of the English and Metric systems of measurement are presented. An introduction to reading graphs is included as well as a chapter on Statistics. An algebra chapter is now included.
The workbook style of the text allows students freedom to move at a pace that ensures mastery of the material as well as flexibility for covering topics in any desired order. It is also conducive to self study. Students should read the material, study the examples, and work all the exercises in a particular problem set before checking answers. The solutions have all been reworked and the exercise sets ordered to reflect the presentation of the material. An index is provided.
The intent and focus of this text is on practical mathematical techniques and concepts. It is NOT intended as a course on medications or the administration of medications. Any medicine references in the text are used to illustrate and practice arithmetic, and may not be the actual dosages or concentrations available or used. The third edition updates and expands the second.
A teacher's manual that includes complete solutions, quizzes, tests (including a pretest and final exam) and additional worksheets is available. For the benefit of students, the answers to odd–numbered exercises are provided in the Answer Keys. The teacher's manual is available electronically on a CD or via email. Please contact Beth Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.