I found the audio edition of this book to be better then the printed version because it allowed me to sit back "see" the animal clinic and how the patient, the client and the doctor interacted. Simon Vance makes the book LIVE and allow a depth to the book I wouldn't have gotten if I read it in print.
The different voices held my attention. The story talks about the emotional needs our animals meet. It explains how different people can develop different points of view on treating our animals like our human families.
The true story in the life of animals!
I kind of expected this book to be hilarius like a James Harriot novel but it wasn't. Didn't finish it. Linda
Dr Nick Trout condenses years of experience into a day packed with thrilling surgerys, post-op complications, the bitter sadness of death and the overriding joy of recovery. As a senior surgeon for a teaching veterinary hospital, Dr Trout sees an interesting varity of cases and animals; he also surpervises students. He and we share the anxiety of a case that isn't going well and learn from the trust and love of the animals for whom he .
The genuine compassion of this vet for his patients and their owners remain intact in spite of an occasional candid profanic utterance from the pet owners or a realistic sharing of the environmental conditions in the neighborhood of the animal clinic. It is written along the lines of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", minus the large animals.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
As the overprotective mother of a 9 pound rabbit I found this book fasinating.
To hear things from a vet's point of view on the animals the owners and relationships and how he veiws his work, and why he does it. Was actually inspiring and all so real.
After listening to this book I have a deeper appreciation on the doctors and staff that treat my bunny (Tarintino) when he's sick.
I even let them know with a nice email after reading this book.
Any animal lover, this is a must.
This book show us how human and difficult decisions must be made by the Vet and how difficult we pet owners must trust and accept what we are told. I've appreciated insight to the common and not so so common problems. I applaude the vet. He/she had a very difficult job with little respect in our society.