Veterinary Technology

Start your vet tech research here!

Getting Started on Your Research

  • The search box on the library's home page searches most but not all of our 120 databases. 
    • Do a search then limit to e-books, articles (limit to scholarly if wanted), or videos. 
    • Click Advanced Search to overlap another subject. 
    • To borrow a print book, contact a librarian ( to arrange to pick it up. 
  • Depending on your subject and research needs, you can also search individual databases below.  

Vet Tech Books

Here are some of the library's books on this subject:

Veterinary Technology Reference Databases

For quick overviews of your research topic, start with these library databases. Log in with your SUNY Adirondack username/password if prompted.

Reference Books

Reference books cannot be borrowed, but are always in the library to use:

  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (17 volumes) (Also in Gale Virtual Ref. Library database, under Online Reference) - REF. QL 7 .G7813 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology (4 volumes)  - REF. QR 9 .E53 2000
  • Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology - REF. QR 81 .A5 1994
  • Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - REF. QR 81 .B46 2001
  • Encyclopedia of the Dog - REF. SF 422 .F64 1995
  • Veterinary medicine: a textbook of the diseases of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses - REF. SF 745 .R331 2000
  • Merck Veterinary Manual - REF. SF 748 .M47 1998 (Merck Manual or Pet Health is free on Web:

Search for Books to Borrow

Subject headings like these work well to find books in this library. Copy and paste them into the Book Catalog search box on the library's home page.

Veterinary medicine
Animals - identification
Zoology - North America
Animals -Diseases
Cats- Diseases
Marine biology
Animal tracks
Animals - Folklore
Dogs - Diseases
Animal nutrition
Human-animal relationships
Animal rights
Veterinary cardiology
Animal welfare
Veterinary anatomy


You may also use the word "and" to combine two subjects in a search: veterinary and anatomy.

The Library of Congress' call number for Science books is Q. Others to know:

QH - Natural history  and biology
QL - Zoology
QR - Microbiology
SF -  Animal Culture

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