Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient

Dr. Mary Gardner is the co-editor and author of the academic textbook, “Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient” which can be purchased from Wiley or Amazon.

"Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient" offers veterinarians a complete guide to treating and managing geriatric canine and feline patients.

  • Offers practical guidance on managing all aspects of veterinary care in geriatric pets
  • Takes a holistic approach to managing the geriatric patient, from common diseases and quality of life to hospice, euthanasia, client communications, and business management
  • Focuses on dogs and cats, with a chapter covering common exotic animals
  • Provides clinically oriented advice for ensuring quality of life for older pets
  • Includes access to a companion website with videos, client education handouts, and images

Dr. Mary authored chapters in the textbook, “Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals” available for purchase on Amazon and Wiley

"Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals" provides a complete resource for the long-term care and therapy of canine and feline patients with incurable conditions. Offering practical strategies for successful management of chronic disorders, the book presents expert guidance on handling these ailments and the animals that they afflict.

Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, covering chronic diseases across many categories, including mobility, dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and more.  The book is not meant to replace existing textbooks, but is designed to be used as a practical guide that educates the reader about the many therapeutic options for chronic disease management. Coverage encompasses:

  • The impact that chronic disease has on the quality of life for both the patient and its owner
  • Specific chronic diseases, outlining diagnostics, therapeutics, and quality of life concerns
  • Hospice care and end of life, including client and pet needs, quality of life, cultural sensitivities, dying naturally, euthanasia, and death

"Chronic Disease Management for Small" Animals is an essential reference for recently qualified and seasoned practitioners alike, supporting clinicians in making decisions and communicating with clients regarding long-term care. It is an ideal book for all small animal practitioners and veterinary students.

Dr. Mary also recommends the following books: