My name is Vanessa, I graduated from the University of Melbourne two years ago. I was first introduced to the MiniVet Guide in my final, clinical year of vet school. As a vet student, I would not have survived clinical rotation without it. As a new grad veterinarian, I would have struggled without this book of wisdom which I often refer to as "my little bible". This book is structured in such a systematic way, which covered all major topics, provided disease process summary, how to diagnose how to treat, what to use and how much to use, which are essential information for a new grad vet to get through every hectic day. I cannot thank the author enough for taking the time and effort for putting this book together to make our life so much easier. I highly recommend this book for every single vet student, recent graduates and even the senior vets often ask me if they can have a look! Moreover, this book of wisdom is small enough to hide in your scrub pockets to go everywhere with you! I loved it and you will definitely too!
Veterinary Student, Massey University, New Zealand
As an undergraduate student, I use this book in our case based learning paper. It allows me to find potential causes of clinical signs quickly and use my time to focus on connecting mechanisms between signs and the diseases. I can see how it would be useful in clinical practice as a new graduate too.
Veterinary Student, University of Queensland, Australia
The MiniVet Guides are an amazing resource. I began using mine in my third year of Veterinary Science in preparation for our oral integration examinations. This book was my saviour as it clearly goes through the work up for all the small animal conditions you could imagine. From disease pathways to diagnostics and treatment. Moving into later years it has served as a great reference tool when working through cases and will be coming with me on all my rotations. Would highly recommend to all.
Veterinarian in Toronto, Canada
I'm a newly graduated veterinarian who graduated from the University of Melbourne. I am now doing a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, Canada. I love the book because it's a wonderful reference to keep in my pocket when I need to look information up. I love that it has useful flow charts and tables. It has helped me tremendously in my small animal rotating internship. It has been useful on all my rotations such as emergency, internal medicine, and cardiology as a quick handy reference to look up diseases and their diagnosis or treatment ie. CPR, hyperadrenocorticism, heart failure, treatment of arrhythmias etc. The book is wonderfully organized in that it's alphabetical and has sections organized by topics ie. biochemistry, dermatology, endocrine diseases etc. Many sections have fantastic summary tables. Everything is succinct and relevant. It has the information you need on hand when you need it. I would highly recommend this book to everyone, especially new graduates and final year veterinary students. This book is an amazing pocket reference to have on hand. It's fabulously organized, concise, and hands down the best pocket reference.
Veterinary Student, University of Sydney, Australia
As a third year veterinary student, I have found the MiniVet Guide to be an invaluable resource which incorporates information from all subjects into a concise and clinically applicable guide. The clear layout makes it easy to quickly locate crucial information and the tables and flow charts are really useful for differential diagnosis of specific symptoms and syndromes. I think my MiniVet Guide will become even more useful as I progress further into the course and especially helpful on clinical placements!
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Dr. Poli's MiniVet Guide is AMAZING. It's great to read and brush up on material I don't remember from first year, or things I don't completely understand. I use it almost every day, it’s been such a worthwhile purchase. Plus Dr. Poli has been fantastic, even helping to set up a fundraiser for my class to sell these books; we made an incredible $800. I am so happy I bought this book and I definitely recommend the MiniVet Guide to any vet student or new grad!
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
I am a second-year vet student and the MiniVet guide has been such an awesome resource not only for referencing in my classes, but also a huge help as I work in a small animal clinic in my spare time! It really helps bring everything together in a concise and complete manner. This past weekend, we diagnosed a dog who had dilated cardiomyopathy and the MiniVet Guide was "spot on" for the entire diagnostic and treatment plan that I had learned in school. I highly recommend this guide to any vet student or new grad working in small animal practice! Thanks Dr. Poli for bringing a much-needed pocket guide to veterinarians in the United States!
Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Absolutely love my MiniVet Guide by Dr. Poli! I can't imagine going through the rest of vet school and my future career without it! Total lifesaver!!!!
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, USA
I absolutely love my MiniVet Guide! I am a second year student and am constantly using the book as a study reference! I couldn't imagine school without it anymore.
Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
I can't say enough wonderful things about the MiniVet Guide! It is so easy to use and concise. It is proving to be very handy in clinics already. Really wishing I had this book during the last 3 years of vet school. It does a great job of turning complex ideas into easily understandable terms. I love this book!
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
The MiniVet Guide helps me so much in school, I use it every day. Also not only is it an excellent resource but I recently used it as a fundraiser for my veterinary society and we raised an amazing $1,240 in just a month, which will go towards a trip to attend a veterinary event - I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. I absolutely love the MiniVet Guide.
University of Liverpool, School of Veterinary Science, UK
The MiniVet Guide is a concise bank of knowledge that has been extremely useful to me on small animal placement. It fits in your scrub pocket so is available to be used quickly and efficiently, and provides step-by-step guides in the form of flow charts for diagnoses and conditions listed by system. I have found that even doing simple laboratory tests it is a great reference for interpreting results, and in between consults reading up on the next condition we are seeing before the patient comes in. I have even found the MiniVet Guide useful for revising for exams as its very easy to read and understand. I would highly recommend this book to anyone at any stage of their veterinary career, the knowledge and information is universal and an asset to cherish on placement or rotation.