Veterinarians use and rave about Sofie for one basic reason. When they need quick access to the most current and trusted veterinary medical information to diagnose and treat patients, Sofie—the most advanced veterinary medical search tool on the market—has them covered by providing lightning-fast clinical answers from Sofie’s vast knowledge base of over 40,000 pages from the top veterinary textbooks, journals, and conference proceedings.
Here are 10 top veterinary medical textbooks in Sofie (in no particular order):

  1. Small Animal Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods—5th Edition (Elsevier, 2012)

This practical guide enables veterinary teams to appropriately select and accurately interpret laboratory tests efficiently and serves both as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems and as a reference for healthcare cases requiring more detailed research.

  1. Small Animal Surgery—5th Edition (Elsevier, 2019)

From basic procedures like spays, castrations, and declawing to advanced surgeries like craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy, this textbook is the go-to, full-color guide for everything that general veterinarians and vet students need to know about soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

  1. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats—4th Edition (Elsevier, 2020)

Described by Elsevier as being “like six books in one,” this indispensable resource for the busy small animal practitioner has been completely updated, with over a dozen new chapters on new and important topics, including hyperadrenocorticism (food-related), hypercalcemia (feline idiopathic), and meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology.

  1. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline—6th Edition (Wiley, 2016)

With contributions from 379 experts specializing in veterinary medicine, this trusted resource provides quick access to key information on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions in dogs and cats. Covering 846 specific disorders, this book is designed for fast reference in a busy practice setting, enabling veterinarians to make decisions quickly and appropriately.

  1. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine—8th Edition (Elsevier, 2017)

This comprehensive resource for veterinary internal medicine problems offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and disease treatments for dogs and cats. Providing expert explanations on topics such as clinical genomics, cancer vaccines, and hyperbaric medicine, this edition includes 214 new and updated clinical algorithms for disease identification and decision-making.

  1. Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs: Small and Large Animals—4th Edition (Elsevier, 2016)

This handy reference includes entries for 550 drugs, with convenient appendices summarizing clinically relevant information. Updated drug monographs include information on drug dosages, interactions, indications, adverse reactions, and contraindications.

  1. Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide—4th Edition (Elsevier, 2017)

Designed for everyday use in clinics, this practical reference guide provides concise, thorough information on more than 250 skin diseases affecting small animals, with more than 1,400 high-quality images to help ensure accurate diagnoses. Chapters list diseases based on the frequency of their occurrence in pets, and detailed procedures include helpful illustrations of key techniques.

  1. Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology—6th Edition (Elsevier, 2017)

This thoroughly updated text provides the latest, most practical information on ophthalmic examination and diagnostic treatments, medical and surgical management of ocular disease, and management of ocular emergencies in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, birds, and exotic pets. Includes over 1,000 color photos and illustrations accurately depicting ocular conditions encountered in practice and diagnostic and surgical techniques.

  1. Small Animal Internal Medicine—5th Edition (Elsevier, 2014)

With two new chapters on neonatology and the effects of specific heart diseases, this practical reference offers the foundations and tools to recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal conditions in small animals. Each section takes a problem-oriented approach that begins with clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques, then moves to therapeutic considerations and management.

  1. Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian—3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2013)

Designed for veterinarians of all specialties and at all stages of their career, this invaluable resource provides concise, practical information for emergency situations, whatever the species. Includes a wealth of new content and features, including an all-color design to make finding information easier.
To search and deliver answers from a vast knowledge base that includes 25 trusted veterinary medical textbooks (including ongoing updates), Sofie, your virtual DVM assistant, leverages the power of IBM Watson® to search multiple sources at once to deliver the most relevant and accurate results. Accessible from any internet-enabled device (which serves physical distancing and veterinarians working in any mobile capacity), Sofie empowers veterinarians to make decisions faster and with confidence, and helps veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses save time and improve efficiency.
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