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New book addresses how to develop and hone veterinary medical and scientific writing techniques

Dr. Ryane E. Englar has written Writing Skills for Veterinarians, an extremely useful guide for both veterinary students and practising vets.

Communicating ideas in veterinary medicine is a fundamental part of building a career as a clinician. Being able to use the correct veterinary terminology when dealing with clients and colleagues ensures that veterinarians present a professional face at all times and avoid potential communication problems.

Ryane says: “Written communication sets a standard for the practice of veterinary medicine. As educators we need to do a better job of emphasising this standard and supporting student growth in this arena in the same way as we would encourage surgical training. To produce Day-One ready graduates, we need to return to the basics. No matter how much the profession evolves in terms of knowledge and technology, we are only as good as the imprint that we leave behind in the form of the patient record. Medical documentation may not be the most entertaining of topics, but I challenge you to see it in a different light. Just as a complete blood count (CBC) can be diagnostic, I encourage you to think of the medical record as both a resource and a tool that helps you to find patient-specific answers.”

Writing Skills for Veterinarians covers the creation of a range of written communication, including medical documents, reports, journal articles, research papers and presentations with the help of practice exercises. It will be an invaluable resource for veterinary professionals wishing to improve their confidence in written communication skills.

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