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20 chapters covering in-depth the most used math concepts used daily by veterinary professionals

400+ practice questions with detailed step-by-step solutions

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to calculate a conversion, dose, dosage, dilution, fluid rate, drip rate, CRI or caloric requirement for a patient during clinics or a busy day at work and felt at a loss or stressed?

All these topics and more are covered and explained step-by-step with practice problems and detailed, easy to understand solutions. A number of tables are also included in the back for quick reference.

If you need to get a medical mathematics book, why not get one written by a veterinarian who is also a mathematician? This book is perfect for pre-vet students, vet students, vet tech students, vet techs, vet nurses and vets.


1. Algebra Review
2. Weight and Mass Conversion
3. Volume Conversion
4. Temperature Conversion
5. Heart and Respiratory Rates
6. Drug Dosage
7. Solutions and Dilutions
8. Maintenance Fluid Rate
9. Dehydration Fluid Rate
10. Ongoing Losses Fluid Rate
11. Total Fluid Rate
12. Drip Rate
13. Constant Rate Infusion
14. mEq
15. Energy Requirements
16. Dry Matter
17. Manual White Blood Cell Count
18. Manual Platelet Count
19. Packed Cell Volume and Blood Transfusion
20. Urine Output

+ tables

  • Unit Conversion Factors
  • Estimated Normal Parameters
  • Route and Frequency Abbreviations
  • Fluid Rate - Maintenance and Fluid Deficit (Dehydration)
    (i) fluid deficit corrected evenly over 24 hours
    (ii) fluid deficit corrected evenly over 12 hours
    (iii) half of the fluid deficit corrected over the first 6 hours and remaining half over the next 18 hours
  • Estimated IV Potassium Supplementation Guideline
  • Urine Output
  • Energy Requirements
  • Constant Rate Infusion

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 978-0-578-78953-8
     469 pages
    Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
    Language: English
    Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds

    About the Author

    Danelia de Kock, DVM, BS Mathematics

    Danelia de Kock is a doctor of veterinary medicine and a mathematician. She received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Arizona State University. She is also a co-founder of VetpocketTM, a company that creates tools and educational material for the veterinary field. Dr. de Kock was born and raised in South Africa. She has also lived in Zimbabwe, Canada, the US and Saint Kitts. She currently lives in the US with her husband and two children.

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