Veterinary Clinical Skills
Emma K. Read (Editor), Matt R. Read (Editor), Sarah Baillie (Editor)
Veterinary Clinical Skills
Provides instructors and students with clear guidance on best practices for clinical skills education
Veterinary Clinical Skills provides practical guidance on learning, teaching, and assessing essential clinical skills, techniques, and procedures in both educational and workplace environments. Thorough yet concise, this evidence-based resource features sample assessments, simple models for use in teaching, and numerous examples demonstrating the real-world application of key principles and evidence-based approaches.
Organized into nine chapters, the text explains what constitutes a clinical skill, explains the core clinical skills in veterinary education and how these skills are taught and practiced, describes assessment methods and preparation strategies, and more. Contributions from expert authors emphasize best practices while providing insights into the clinical skills that are needed to succeed in veterinary practice. Presenting well-defined guidelines for the best way to acquire and assess veterinary skills, this much-needed resource:
- Describes how to design and implement a clinical skills curriculum
- Identifies a range of skills vital to successful clinical practice
- Provides advice on how to use peer teaching and other available resources
- Covers veterinary OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) topics, including gowning and gloving, canine physical examination, and anesthetic machine setup and leak testing
- Includes sample models for endotracheal intubation, dental scaling, silicone skin suturing, surgical prep, and others
Emphasizing the importance of clinical skills in both veterinary curricula and in practice, Veterinary Clinical Skills is a valuable reference and guide for veterinary school and continuing education instructors and learners of all experience levels.
Table of contents
List of authors
List of contributors
Chapter 1 What is a clinical skill?
Emma Read and Sarah Baillie
Chapter 2 Clinical skills curricula: How are they determined, designed and implemented?
Jennifer Hodgson, Elrien Scheepers, Sarah Baillie
Chapter 3 How are clinical skills taught?
Sarah Baillie, Matt Read and Emma Read
Chapter 4 How are clinical skills practiced?
Emma Read and Robin Farrell
Chapter 5 How do I know if I’m learning what I need to?
Sheena Warman and Emma Read
Chapter 6 How do I prepare for assessment and how do I know I am being assessed fairly?
Kate Cobb and Sarah Cripps
Chapter 7 How can I learn best in a simulated environment?
Julie Hunt, Stacy Anderson, Jennifer Johnson
Chapter 8 How do I make use of peer teaching?
Lucy Squire and Marc Dilly
Chapter 9 What other skills are vital to successful clinical practice?
Elizabeth Armitage-Chan and Susan Matthew
Appendix 1: OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)
Making a cheese and pickle sandwich
Sarah Baillie, Rachel Harris, Emma Read
Gowning and gloving
Tatiana Motta, Emma Read
Draping a small animal patient
Bovine surgical anatomy
Canine physical examination
Steve Horvath, Missy Matusicky
Surgical towel placement
Equine handling and restraint
Teresa Burns, Emma Read
Intramuscular injection in a canine model
Anesthetic machine set up and leak testing
Matt Read, Carolina Ricco-Pereira
Appendix 2: Model Recipes – Simple models you can make yourself
Canine castration model
Lindsey Ramirez, Megan Preston, Julie Hunt
Dental scaling model
Rachel Harris, Andrew Gardiner, Rachel Lumbis
Endotracheal intubation model
Equine abdominocentesis model
Catherine May, Catherine Werners, Keshia John, Sarah Baillie, Emma Read
Canine leg with cephalic vein model
Silicone skin suturing model
Surgical prep model
Jean-Yin Tan and Alfredo Romero
Tea towel suturing model
About the Author
Emma K. Read, DVM, MVSc, DACVS, is Associate Dean for Professional Programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, USA.
Matt R. Read, DVM, MVSc, DACVAA, is a Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist with MedVet in Worthington, OH, USA.
Sarah Baillie, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, is an Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Education at Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol in Bristol, UK.