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May 2012

My 2012 Favourite Textbook List

I am regularly asked about my favourite text books.  So I have come up with a list of my favourites - and ones to make note of!  I am a textbook junkie and my office walls are lined with books - so this is not an exhaustive list by any means, but the ones that I think are essential.  So here goes:


My ‘Must Have’s’


  • ·      Evans HE.  Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog 3rd Ed.  Saunders.  1993.
  • ·      Done, Goody, Evans, & Stickland.  Veterinary Anatomy The Dog and Cat.  Mosby 1996.
  • ·      McGowan, Goff, Stubbs.  Animal Physiotherapy Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitatition of Animals.  Blackwell Publishing. 2007.
  • ·      Millis, Levine, Taylor.  Canine Rehabilitatation and Physical Therapy.  Saunders. 2004.
  • ·      Olmstead ML.  Small Animal Orthopedics.  Mosby. 1995.
  • ·      Piermattei, Flo, DeCamp.  Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo’s Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair 4th Ed.  Saunder Elsevier. 2006.
  • ·      Messonnier SP.  Veterinary Neurology.  Butterworth Heinmann. 2000.
  • ·      Aloff B.  Canine Body Languate A Photographic Guide.  Dogwise Publishing. 2005.
  • ·      Elliott RP.  The New Dogsteps.  Howell Book House. 1983.



 Other Related Books – with pros and cons


  • ·      Lindley S, Watson P.  BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Rehabilitation, Supportive and Palliative Care.  British Small Animal Veterinary Association. 2010.
  • ·      Bockstahler, Levine, Millis.  Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in dogs and Cats.  BE VetVerlag.  2004.



‘Human’ Textbooks


  • ·      Butler, Moseley.  Explain Pain.  Noigroup Publications. (Australia) 2003.
  • ·      Jam B.  The Pain Truth… and Nothing But!  Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute.  2010.
  • ·      Sluka KA.  Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist.  International Association for the Study of Pain.  2009.
  • ·      Tuner, Hode. The New Laser Therapy Handbook.  Prima Books.  2010.




  • ·      Magee, Zachazewski, Quillen.  Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  Saunders Elsevier. 2007.
  • ·      Magee DJ.  Orthopedic Physical Assessment 5th Ed.  Saunders Elsevier. 2008.
  • ·      Magee, Zachazewski, Quillen.  Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  Saunders Elsevier.  2009.

So, I’d love to hear from you!  Do you have an absolute favourite to share?  Drop me a line at:  And hey!  If you’re not a member yet at, what are you waiting for?  Come join the BEST online canine rehab & physio education there is out there!  I’d love to have you on board!  

Until Next time...