28 Best Veterinary Pathology Books of All Time

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Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

2nd Edition Year 2008
Michael A. Scott Steven L. Stockham Rating: 4.59
Fundamentals Of Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2nd Edition PDFThis book provides in-depth information about common clinical laboratory assays that are used to evaluate domestic mammals, including what assays measure, sample or assay conditions that affect results, and what results indicate about the physiologic or pathologic state of a patient. Whenever possible, diseases and conditions are grouped by common mechanisms or processes to promote a conceptual understanding of laboratory data that can be generally applied across many species. New to the second edition are additional disorders, diagnostic tests, illustrations, images, references, and pathophysiologic explanations. This text has proven valuable to students and veterinarians wanting a fundamental understanding of veterinary clinical pathology.
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Bovine Pathology A Text and Color Atlas

1st Edition Year 2018
Claus D. Buergelt, Edward G. Clark Rating: 4.58
Bovine Pathology, A Text and Color Atlas pdfIllustrated with over 1,000 color images of the highest quality, Bovine Pathology: A Text and Color Atlas is a comprehensive single resource to identifying diseases in dairy cattle, feedlot cattle, and their calves. With summary text describing key features, the book correlates clinical information with pathology and differential diagnoses.

The text covers naked-eye macroscopic appearance through to microscopic pathology and the immunohistochemistry of infectious agents and tumor markers. Structured by major organ system, the disease entries follow a consistent format and clarity of display.

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1st Edition Year 2013

Veterinary clinical pathology an introduction

Unique among current literature as a rich source of clinical case material, this book can be used by veterinary students as a reader-friendly introduction to the subject and as the primary textbook in clinical pathology coursework. With its multitude of cases and images, the book is also a useful resource for faculty members to enhance instruction.

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Veterinary Pathophysiology

1st Edition Year 2004
Robert H. Dunlop, Charles-Henri Malbert Rating: 4.42
Veterinary Pathophysiology PDFA common goal of human and veterinary medicine is to prevent and cure disease. To reach this goal, there must be a greater investment in the pathophysiology of diseases. Simply put, reductionist methodology fails to answer all of the questions. Pathophysiology represents a new approach to understanding the nature of disease processes, an approach already being embraced in human medicine. By integrating the basic sciences with pathology and the clinical sciences, Veterinary Pathophysiology bridges a significant and widening gulf in the veterinary professional curriculum.
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Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

2nd Edition Year 2020
Elliott R. Jacobson, Michael M. Garner Rating: 4.39
Diseases and pathology of reptiles color atlas and text two volume setInfectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles 2nd Edition provides definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. It features stunning high-quality color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious diseases of reptiles. Editor Elliott Jacobson draws on his own photography collection, and his wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. Already a comprehensive reference, a new volume covering noninfectious diseases of reptiles has now been added to create a two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles.
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Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease Expert Consult

6th Edition Year 2016
James F. Zachary DVM PhD Rating: 4.29
Pathologic Basis Of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition PDF

Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition. The sixth edition of Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease continues the objectives of the fourth and fifth editions in keeping students up to date on the latest information concerning the pathogeneses of existing, new, and reemerging veterinary diseases. This edition has been revised and updated using the philosophy of earlier editions, “to explain pathology and its lesions in the context of understanding disease in a chronological sequence of events from both the morphologic and mechanistic perspectives with an emphasis on responses of cells, tissues, and organs to injury.” The textbook is divided into two sections: Section 1, General Pathology, and Section 2, Pathology of Organ Systems.

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Veterinary Cytology

1st Edition Year 2020
James F. Zachary DVM PhD Rating: 4.18
Veterinary cytology

This book Veterinary Cytology offers a state-of-the-art, evidence-based reference to all aspects of veterinary cytology. Truly multidisciplinary in its approach, chapters are written by experts in fields ranging from clinical pathology to internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology, drawing the various specialties together to create a comprehensive picture of cytology’s role in diagnosis and treatment of animal disease. Firmly grounded in the primary literature, the book focuses on companion animals, with special chapters for species with fewer publications. Chapters are logically organized by body system, with additional chapters on tumors of particular import and diagnostic decision making.

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28 Best Veterinary Pathology Books of All Time

Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

1st Edition Year 2018
Karen A. Terio, Denise Mcaloose, Judy St. Leger Rating: 4.13
Pathology Of Wildlife And Zoo Animals

Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource that covers the pathology of wildlife and zoo species, including a wide scope of animals, disease types and geographic regions. It is the definitive book for students, biologists, scientists, physicians, veterinary clinicians and pathologists working with non-domestic species in a variety of settings. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, laboratory diagnostics, and an introduction into basic principles of comparative clinical pathology.
The taxon-based chapters provide information about disease in related groups of animals and include descriptions of gross and histologic lesions, pathogenesis and diagnostics. For each group of animals, notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical features are provided to further assist the reader in deciding whether differences from the domestic animal paradigm are “normal.” Additional online content, which includes text, images, and whole scanned glass slides of selected conditions, expands the published material resulting in a comprehensive approach to the topic.
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Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits

4th Edition Year 2016
Stephen W. Barthold, Stephen M. Griffey Rating: 4.13
Pathology Of Laboratory Rodents And Rabbits 4th Edition 1

Now in its fourth edition, Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits has become a standard text for veterinary pathologists, laboratory animal veterinarians, students, and others interested in these species. • The standard reference on the pathogenesis and cardinal diagnostic features of diseases of mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits • Expanded coverage of rabbit disease, normal anatomic features, and biology • Over 450 color photographs illustrating gross and microscopic pathology • Companion website offering images from the text in PowerPoint
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Veterinary Forensic Pathology

Volume 2 Year 2018
Jason W. Brooks Rating: 4.11
Veterinary Forensic Pathology Volume 2 PDF Free Download

This richly illustrated two-volume book offers a comprehensive and essential reference guide for veterinary pathologists and clinical veterinarians interested in performing animal necropsies for forensic casework. It presents a broad range of animal crime cases, with particular focus on the post mortem examination and the observed pathology . This second volume guides readers through the forensic evaluation of animal deaths caused by drowning, fire, electrical, and environmental injuries, poisoning, animal fighting, neglect, and sexual abuse.
In addition, it offers practical advice on evaluating anesthesia-related deaths, age estimation, and how to write the necropsy report.


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Pathology of Small Mammal Pets

1st Edition Year 2017
Patricia V. Turner, Marina L. Brash, Dale A. Smith Rating: 4.10
Pathology Of Small Mammal Pets

Pathology of Small Mammal Pets presents a ready reference for veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and technicians who work with small mammal companion animals.
Provides up-to-date, practical information on common disease conditions in small mammal companion animals Offers chapters logically organized by species, with comprehensive information on diagnosing diseases in each species Takes a practical, system-based approach to individual disease conditions Covers clinical signs, laboratory diagnostics, gross pathology, histopathology, and differential diagnoses in detail Includes relevant information for conventional breeding operations and breeding facilities, with strategies for disease management in herds and colonies  Features information on normal anatomy in included species to assist in recognizing pathology.
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Tumors in Domestic Animals

5th Edition Year 2020
Donald J. Meuten Rating: 4.09
Tumors In Domestic Animals 5th Edition

Tumors in Domestic Animals, Fifth Edition is a fully revised new edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative reference on veterinary tumor pathology in common domestic animals, now in full color throughout with the most current advances in research and diagnostics. Now in full color with hundreds of exquisite new images showing diagnostic features, pathogenesis, and techniques Adds new sections on relevant clinical pathology and oncology Updated throughout to include the very latest advances in research and diagnostics Takes a logical, user-friendly system approach Written by leading experts on animal tumor pathology. 
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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Clinical Pathology

3rd Edition Year 2016
Elizabeth Villiers, Jelena Ristic Rating: 4.07
Manual of canine and feline clinical pathology 3rd edition

The new edition of this popular manual has been extensively updated to reflect advances in this field, while readers will also find new chapters on inherited and cardiac disease. Clinical case studies have been retained, allowing readers to consider how they might approach common problems and see for themselves how test selection and interpretation are applied. Body systems are dealt with in their own discrete chapters, as are urinalysis, blood cells and proteins.
Full-colour photographs and illustrations can be found throughout, which will prove indispensable to clinical pathologists, clinicians and veterinary students keen to get grips with a rapidly expanding subject.
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Thomson’s Special Veterinary Pathology

3rd Edition Year 2000
M. Donald McGavin Rating: 4.07
Special veterinary pathology 3rd edition by thomsons

Special Veterinary Pathology remains the only veterinary book devoted solely to systemic pathology. Designed for veterinary students, it follows the curriculum required for special pathology in veterinary courses. Well organized, each chapter discusses normal functions of the body system, followed by pathologic conditions found in domestic and companion animals. Consistent chapter organization makes it easy for readers to locate information. More than 900 superb photographs, photomicrographs and line drawings document gross and microscopic conditions. While focusing primarily on diseases in North America, the text also includes pathologic conditions found in other parts of the world and those being brought into this country through the importation of various animals. Contributors are recognized in their chosen area of expertise and well known in research and education. Discusses many new viral and bacterial infections. Provides expanded coverage of zoonotic conditions. Completely revised chapters on alimentary, cardiovascular, muscle, and special senses. Addition of dynamic, new third author: Dr. James Zachary, editor-in-chief of Veterinary Pathology, the journal of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

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Veterinary Pathology

7th Edition Year 2020
Ganti A. Sastry Rating: 4.05
Veterinary pathology 7th edition

This new edition has been fully revised and updated with contributions from specialist academics to provide a complete and comprehensive guide to veterinary pathology.

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Colour Atlas of Cattle Pathology and Meat Inspection

1st Edition Year 2015
Dr. Drago Herenda Rating: 4.04
Colour atlas of cattle pathology and meat inspection

This work contains information needed for diagnosing pathological conditions and the disposition of carcasses for human consumption. The atlas is presented in 15 chapters and contains 904 colour illustrations of cattle diseases and conditions. Eleven chapters are described according to the body system and the other four include parasitic diseases, diseases specific to cattle, neoplasms, and meat hazards. Descriptive text is included for all significant conditions and diseases. Complete postmortem findings, and in some cases histological and bacteriological findings with dispositions are challenges for veterinarians and inspectors engaged in cattle inspection. This book describes factual dispositions of significant cases done by the author who has performed thousands of antemortem and postmortem examinations of animals and animal carcasses. In any classic HACCP program, the first control point (CCP) for all food is “the safety of the raw product received”. In the case of raw meat, this first CCP is the acceptable condition of the animal, and the animal carcass. The only intervention is antemortem and postmortem inspection performed by a qualified and well trained veterinary inspector or qualified meat inspector.

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Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians

1st Edition Year 2015
Anne M. Barger Rating: 4.02
Clinical pathology and laboratory techniques for veterinary technicians

Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians provides a comprehensive reference of laboratory procedures featuring ‘how-to’ information as it pertains to small animals, horses, and cattle. An inclusive reference on laboratory procedures pertaining to small animals, horses and cattle Provides information on hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, parasitology, and fecal testing Features high-quality photographs labelled with magnification and stain information, which clearly depict cellular morphology, inclusions and infectious organisms Offers key objectives, technician tip boxes, case examples and a glossary of key terms A companion website provides images from the book for download, instructor questions and answer key to multiple choice questions in the book

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Small Animal Pathology for Veterinary Technicians

1st Edition Year 2014
Amy Johnson Rating: 4
Small Animal Pathology For Veterinary Technicians

Small Animal Pathology for Veterinary Technicians fosters an understanding of small animal diseases, relating pathology information to the responsibilities of technicians in the clinical setting. Beginning with the technician’s role in pathology, terminology, and the process of diagnosis, chapters then cover diseases organized by system. From reproductive, endocrine, and eye disease to urinary tract and infectious diseases, the book offers in-depth information on a wide range of commonly presented diseases, providing technicians with practical information linked to their daily tasks. Each body system includes a brief review of anatomy and function, full-color pictures, and tip boxes to help emphasize important issues. A companion website offers images from the book, review questions, and case studies illustrating the process of handling the patient at www.wiley.com/go/johnsonvettechpath. Veterinary technician students and veterinary technicians in practice will find this a valuable resource to understanding disease and the process of diagnosis.

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Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology

5th Edition Year 2011
Kenneth S. Latimer Rating: 3.98
Duncan And Prasses Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology PDF

Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology. This fifth edition of edition of Duncan & Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology would not have been possible without the assistance of several new and many repeat authors. The publication of the fifth edition of Duncan & Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology represents a collation and distillation of educational information about veterinary clinical pathology that spans almost 40 years. Prior to retirement, Drs. Duncan and Prasse (Figure 1) established a legacy of excellence in teaching, diagnostic service, and applied research in veterinary clinical pathology that endures to the present day.

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