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• Book Chapters
Chapter 1 What is a clinical skill?
Chapter 2 Clinical skills curricula: How are they determined, designed and implemented?
Chapter 3 How are clinical skills taught?
Chapter 4 How are clinical skills practiced?
Chapter 5 How do I know if I’m learning what I need to?
Chapter 6 How do I prepare for assessment and how do I know I am being assessed fairly?
Chapter 7 How can I learn best in a simulated environment?
Chapter 8 How do I make use of peer teaching?
Chapter 9 What other skills are vital to successful clinical practice?
• Appendix 1: OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)
Making a cheese and pickle sandwich
Gowning and gloving
Draping a small animal patient
Bovine surgical anatomy
Canine physical examination
Surgical towel placement
Pedicle ligature
Equine handling and restraint
Intramuscular injection in a canine model
Anesthetic machine set up and leak testing
• Appendix 2: Model Recipes – Simple models you can make yourself
Canine castration model
Dental scaling model
Endotracheal intubation model
Equine abdominocentesis model
Canine leg with cephalic vein model
Silicone skin suturing model
SimSpay model
Surgical prep model
Tea towel suturing model

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.

• 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.