Why are these great veterinary books for second-year students?
Regardless of which veterinary school you attend to, the books on the list are highly recommended by most veterinary institutions whether they are mandatory or highly suggested. University is about researching and discovering, so even if your curriculum doesn’t require certain material it’s probably best to expand the knowledge with more books.
List of books
This reference manual on veterinary parasitology offers students a practical approach to basic parasitology diagnostics. The step by step instruction regarding the common diagnostic procedures, as well as the in-depth information on life cycles in different parasite species, their importance, and zoonotic potential can make this subject easier to handle. The sections of the parasitology manual are organized according to animal species (dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep and goats, cattle etc.).
Microbiology tends to be one of the hardest and overwhelming subjects while studying veterinary medicine. The second edition of this veterinary reading material deals with virology, bacteriology, and mycology in a comprehensive manner. This book, written by a highly experienced team of teachers is separated into chapters where microbial pathogens are described and chapters regarding their health significance and the body systems they affect. Filled with many color diagrams, boxes, and tables the 2nd edition should make studying microbiology a lot easier.
This reference book will help you learn about organ system pathology in various animal species with great illustrated coverage. The complete coverage of veterinary pathology discusses lesions and tissue response to injury, host defense mechanisms and a guide to performing a complete necropsy.
If you are in the field of veterinary medicine for at least a while, surely you heard of Plumb’s veterinary drug handbook. It’s probably one of the most complete and trustworthy sources regarding veterinary pharmacology and this pocket version will serve as a quite a reference guide whenever you need to revise your knowledge. Once you buy it, you will use it for the rest of your life.