Doody’s Core Title® 2022: 2.8/3, with a 5 STAR rating
A powerful tool that can be employed in a wide variety of disease processes, cytology in small animals has gained increased recognition and clinical application. Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis presents clinically applicable information about the use of cytology and indicates when advanced diagnostic testing can be beneficial to diagnose underlying disease processes.
The book discusses the pathophysiology of inflammation, cancer biology and comparisons to histology to help readers fully comprehend the cytologic changes that can occur with inflammation and neoplasia. Also covered are some of the limitations and advantages of cytology compared to histopathology, important gross findings (e.g. body cavity effusions), and parasites and the associated diagnostic methods required. Further information is provided on oncogenes, reference values for effusions and bone marrow aspirates, laboratory handling of samples, and how to carry out certain diagnostics. The book:
The book includes tissue-specific chapters focusing on diseases of a particular area, always in comparison to normal tissue. Each of these chapters concludes with various cases that include information on signalment, history, pertinent laboratory data, specimen images, final outcome and the underlying pathology causing the cytologic lesions, when possible. With more than 1300 superb illustrations, this comprehensive resource provides ample practical information for students as well as practicing veterinarians.
Sample Acquisition and Preparation
General Principles of Inflammation
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Central Nervous System
Body Cavity Effusions
Renal and Urinalysis
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
"The exceptional teaching skills of the editors are manifest in the thoughtful selection of content and formatting, which optimizes the clarity and accessibility of information. They have produced a book with the depth and detail to serve more experienced readers and at the same time generated a reference of unsurpassed utility for practitioners and an excellent training tool for veterinary students… This should be recognized as the premier publication in diagnostic cytology for small animal practitioners."
- 98/100, 5 stars, Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), Doody’s Book Review Service
"Authors of cytology texts have an immediate advantage in that their books are beautiful to look through, and this one is no exception. As you leaf through its pages you can see immediately the quantity and quality of the colour illustrations… It will certainly prove useful to have next to your in-house microscope as a references when interpreting your own cytology samples."
- Clare Knottenbelt, Veterinary Record
"The goal of this book is an admirable one, and it is clear the authors and editors are experts and well versed in their respective topics. Each chapter has insightful content and reference materials, such as an innovative table on the cytologic description and classification of lymphoma that is supplemented with a plethora of correlative images...It is recommended that Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis is most useful for those embarking on an education in veterinary cytology, given the emphasis on lesion development, normal findings, and an understanding of how cytologic samples correlate with parent tissues. In addition, and although not stated as an intent, this textbook could also provide an interesting and potentially valuable resource for residents in veterinary anatomic pathology. In conclusion, in this book, a detailed focus on pathophysiologic mechanisms, may help to cement fundamental principles for approaching cytologic diagnoses with a deeper understanding of the underlying processes."
- Jennifer E. Stewart, BS, DVM, DACVP, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK