Veterinary Technician:
Dictionaries and Manuals


Use this list of dictionaries and manuals to look up reference material and abbreviations on animal health. More resources are on the way, so check back soon!

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The Merck Veterinary Manual Online- Clinical core topics

  • Online version of the Merck Veterinary Manual. Browse by subject and media types. Updated regularly and free to access anytime, the Merck website provides a comprehensive range of veterinary topics. From clinical pathology and procedures to disorders affecting every body system to public health, remains the number one go-to reference for veterinary students and professionals.

Veterinary Abbreviations & Acronyms

  • Identification of commonly used abbreviations & acronyms from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Merck Veterinary Tables

  • More than 350 tables span topics such as “Normal” Reference Ranges for Routine Water Quality Analysis to the Nutrient Requirements of Pheasants to Infections of the Digestive System in Horses.

Merck Veterinary Infographics

  • Infographics about Veterinary care for easier memorization or communicating with patients.