AVC faculty members contribute to reference books in small animal cardiology and anesthesiology

Atlantic Veterinary College faculty members Dr. Leigh Lamont and Dr. Etienne Côté have made important contributions to small animal veterinary medicine with recently published reference books.

Dr. Leigh Lamont is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, and Dr. Etienne Côté, Associate Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, in the Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI.

Co-edited by Dr. Lamont, Essentials of Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition, presents the fundamentals of managing small animal anesthesia patients in a clinically relevant, accessible manual designed for veterinary care providers and students. The book provides authoritative information in a quick-reference format, with increased focus on pain management, and new chapters on equipment and managing specific conditions.

This edition has been updated to reflect current practices in anesthesia and analgesia, and a new companion website offers review questions and answers, video clips, and an image bank with additional figures not found in the printed book.

The other co-editors are Dr. Kurt A. Grimm, Founder of Veterinary Specialist Services, Conifer, Colorado, and Dr. William J. Tranquilli, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Co-authored by Dr. Côté, Feline Cardiology is the first book dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in domestic cats. Designed for use in clinical practice, this book is a comprehensive single resource to managing cardiovascular disease in cats, providing detailed, species-specific information with emphasis on the most commonly encountered feline cardiovascular diseases.

Drawing on the expertise of four internationally recognized authors, the book is packed with state-of-the-art information that is applicable to small animal veterinary practices. Topics range from basic and advanced treatment approaches for cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and many other disorders to the newest information on genetic testing, circulating markers of heart disease, and more.

The other co-authors are Dr. Kristin A. MacDonald, VCA-Animal Care Center of Sonoma, California; Dr. Kathryn M. Meurs, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University; and Dr. Meg M. Sleeper, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

“I congratulate Drs Lamont and Côté on their latest contribution to the body of knowledge for small animal medicine,” says Dr. Donald Reynolds, Dean of AVC. “Their fine work in these two books aptly demonstrates their commitment to enhancing veterinary education, and improving the care provided to, and ultimately the quality of life of, our companion animals.”

Both books are available through publisher Wiley-Blackwell (ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA) and at amazon.com.