Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and
Author: Michael M. Pavletic
Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition is a full-color atlas
that maintains the surgical focus of earlier editions while now presenting essential information on basic
principles of wound healing, wound management, and common wound complications. The new edition
presents a wider variety of topics including skin fold disorders, urogenital surgery, new flap techniques,
and an expanded chapter on facial reconstruction. It also features 40 new plate illustrations, new sections
on bandage and splint techniques, and significant updates on wound healing physiology, equipment, and
"This Atlas would be a very useful addition to the general practitioner's library. Recent graduates will
benefit from the theory regarding wound healing and complications and the many different methods of
wound closure. The more advanced surgeon could use this book as a quick visual reference for more
complicated techniques. I would recommend this text for any general practitioner wanting to expand
surgical skills to include flaps or to improve closure techniques."
"In the preface of this substantial book the author expresses his hope that readers will find it a "practical,
informative and single-source reference for the surgical restoration of our small animal patients": he has,
in my opinion, achieved his aim. I would recommend it without hesitation for those with a heavy surgical
caseload (particularly surgical oncology) and for anyone who has a particular interest in wound
management and reconstruction."
"The third edition of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery is a well-organized
text that outlines the process of wound care from basic initial management to complicated reconstructive
techniques. The addition of color pictures to the treatment of specific wound types is a welcome addition
to previous editions of the text. The book is well written, and the color figures compliment the text well.
Throughout the text, the author includes information boxes to emphasize important points and to add
personal observations based on his experience. These information boxes add a personal feel and
welcome procedural tips to the text that will help novice surgeons. Overall, the third edition of this book is
a valuable addition as a reference for experienced surgeons as well as a guide for surgical residents and
general practitioners interested in wound management and skin reconstruction."
"This book encapsulates the clincial acumen that Dr. Pavletic has derived from 35 years' experience in
wound management and reconstructive surgery. There is a good reason why the previous edition of this
book is a staple in most surgeons' libraries!"
"The book is written for a wide audience from students or technicians to general practitioners or
surgeons. There is not a more credible authority than the author of this book. The pictures are
outstanding, especially compared to the previous edition. This is an excellent boards review... as well as
a good reference for my practice to plan appropriate wound care options or reconstructive techniques.
This edition is in far greater detail than any other book that covers both soft and orthopedic surgery."
"Now in a fully updated and expanded third edition, Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management &
Reconstructive Surgery provides a key reference any practicing vet collection needs. A top pick,
unparalleled in detail, scope and the latest coverage."