All My Patients Kick and Bite

All My Patients Kick and Bite

More Favorite Stories From A Vet's Practice

Large Print - 2011
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In this second collection by our intrepid vet, Jeff Wells has his work cut out for him when he learns that llamas do not take kindly to having their toenails trimmed, dog owners in the medical field can be a real pain, Scottish Highland cattle stick together, and fixing an overly amorous burro often needs to be prioritized. These and many other heartwarming, heartbreaking, funny and strange stories are told with Wells' trademark humor and gentle touch.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781410444479
1410444473
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 23 cm.

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karcoldelharvic5 May 22, 2016

interesting to what a vet can encounter in a days work. Actually enjoyed more than James Herriot.

soblessed59 Feb 06, 2016

Wish there were another 100 pages!

I really enjoyed reading the personal account of this very likeable vet's personal experiences in his veterinarian practice. Sounds like a rough but also rewarding life.

I also enjoyed reading about some animals that I am not familiar with such as llamas and alpacas and Scottish Highland cattle.

Very engaging and interesting read and highly recommend it to animal lovers.

hgeng63 Nov 21, 2013

Very pedestrian. The illustrations by June Camerer aren't that appealing either. Read James Herriot instead.

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sharwhitt
Apr 24, 2013

This is a delightful book. It's a peek into the life of a veterinarian's many challenges, and leaves you with such a good feeling that you hate to see it come to an end.

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Shihtzulover
Dec 30, 2011

Have you every wondered what at Veterinarian's life is like? Veterinarian Wells returns with another collection of warm, humorous tales of the animals he treats and the people who own and care for them. He introduces us to a cross section of critters who come through his office , or who he has to visit. He doesn't just deal with cats and dogs, but also sheep, goats, llamas, caattle, horses, donkeys and mules, most of which require outpatient visits. The stories are as much about the human owners as about the animal patients; for pet owners, Wells provides insight into a vet's view of the world. I loved gaining insight and an even greater appreciation for my dog's vet and everything he deals with on a daily basis. I loved it so much I didn't want it to end.A fantastic read that pet owners will love.

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