No dogs in heaven?

scenes from the life of a country veterinarian

Author: Robert T. Sharp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760790045

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 8606


A Country Practice

Scenes from the Veterinary Life

Author: Douglas Whynott

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1429921617

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 9603

Chuck Shaw is a vanishing breed--an old-style veterinarian with a quarter of a century of experience who runs a "mixed practice" in rural New Hampshire, treating everything from house cats to milk cows. Week after demanding week, he and his associate, horse expert Roger Osinchuk, make house calls and farm calls, and spend sleepless nights on call, to see to the well-being of patients whose only common denominator is an inability to speak. But the practice is booming, and Chuck decides to take on a third associate, Erika Bruner, fresh out of veterinary school. Whynott follows these three practitioners into the world of contemporary veterinary medicine, as a witness to memorable encounters and daily dilemmas. He watches as they play gynecologist to cows and horses, obstetrician to calves and colts, podiatrist to creatures whose feet are life and death to them. He captures the struggle to learn a difficult craft on the job, describes the confluence of skill and intuition that is the essence of diagnosis, and depicts the ongoing effort to balance the needs and desires of animals and owners without compromising his creed. A Country Practice is a vivid portrait of the rapidly changing face of an ancient profession.

A Day in the Life of a Country Vet

Author: Fred Newschwander,Fred P Newschwander DVM

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781982080372

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 170

View: 7804

Mostly true stories, anecdotes, and pictures about the animals and people from the life and career of a retired mixed animal veterinarian.

A Friend of the Flock

Tales of a Country Veterinarian

Author: John McCormack

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449003312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6693

The author shares his reminiscences of his life tending to the animals and people of rural Choctaw County, Alabama, in the 1960s

City Girl, Country Vet

Author: Cathy Woodman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401342868

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3705

London veterinarian Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don't mix. So when Emma, her best friend from vet school, asks her to look after her practice in the English countryside for six months, Maz decides that is just the change of scenery she needs. But country life is trickier than she could have imagined. It is one thing to trade her smart heels for wellies; it's another to deal with unwelcoming locals, an intense rivalry with the town's other vet practice, and worse yet, the realization that her friend's practice is in as bad a shape as Maz's own broken heart. Things get even more complicated when she meets her rival's dashing son, who is totally unsuitable as a prospect . . . or is he? Can Maz win over the locals, save the lives of her patients, keep Emma's practice from going under . . . and find love again? Cathy Woodman, a fresh new voice in women's fiction, has written a warm, breezy romantic comedy with just enough mishap and plenty of adorable four-legged creatures. Previously published in the UK as Trust Me, I'm A Vet.

Summer with the Country Village Vet (The Little Village on the Green, Book 1)

Author: Zara Stoneley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008237964

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 4984

‘All the ingredients for a perfect, summery really captured my heart’ Cressida McLaughlin ‘Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book’ Christie Barlow Fall in love with a brand new cosy romance series from bestselling author Zara Stoneley

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

My Life as a Country Vet

Author: Jan Pol,David Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409121

Category: Nature

Page: 278

View: 5010

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dr Jan Pol is star of the National Geographic television show The Incredible Dr. Pol. He has been treating animals in Michigan since the 1970s. His more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to horses and everything in between. In Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow, Dr Pol shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands and moving to Michigan to open his first practice.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals

A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals

Author: Karlene Stange

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685160

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 5263

Beloved Companions, Kindred Spirits Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters — both animal and human — who inhabit it.

While You're Here, Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian

Author: Bradford B. Brown

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 5069

Veterinarian Brad Brown never knew what to expect when he was called. Whether he was trying to geld a spooked stallion in a blizzard or found himself in the middle of an all-out fracas involving a monkey’s abscessed tooth and a shotgun, he took it in stride, with great affection for both his four-legged patients and his two-legged clients.

All Creatures Great and Small

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312965785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

View: 5302

A country veterinary surgeon in Yorkshire describes the joys and trials of his profession and recalls his early career and experiences with his unique clientele

Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere

Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America

Author: Bo Brock

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626342652

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 1998

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award GOLD Winner in Humor Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America is a collection of humorous and poignant stories from a veterinarian in a small, dusty farming and ranching community in rural West Texas. Dr. Brock gives you an intimate look into his small-town and big-hearted perspective on life, animals, and their owners. His unique perspective and tales of doctoring beloved pets, cantankerous livestock, and occasionally their owners will make you smile, laugh, cry, and evoke every other emotion under the sun.

The Country Vet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373366760

Category: Horse breeders

Page: 376

View: 8137

She's got nothing in her kit to cure heartache. Veterinarian Cass Truman has just landed her first job, in England's Lake District, and she's already eager to specialize in caring for horses. Horse breeder Jake Munro could help her achieve this dream; for one thing, he could teach her to ride. Instead, he acts as if he can't stand her. At first, Cass is happy to return the sentiment--until she learns Jake has suffered a terrible loss. Cass finds herself drawn to the grieving man, and the two bond over their shared affinity for horses. But while Cass can relieve an animal's suffering, she's not sure she can ease Jake's.

Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn

Adventures of a Country Vet

Author: David Perrin

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740723506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 6513

For 26 years, Dr. David Perrin served as a country veterinarian in the rural (but never quiet) Creston valley of southern British Columbia. Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn is his engaging and entertaining firsthand account of his rookie year on the job in the early 1970s. Reminiscent of the beloved books of British veterinarian and writer James Herriot, Perrin's book is by turns heartbreaking and hysterical. In 22 stories, he relays his encounters with an eclectic group of two-legged clients and a roster of four-legged patients that range in size from a newborn kitten to a 1,500-pound pregnant heifer. Perrin's honest account of veterinary life includes his mistakes, successes, and frequent searches for answers to problems that most of us will thankfully never have to consider (for example, how does one discourage the advances of an amorous billy goat'). Passion, pathos, adventure, humor-Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn has it all.

Tails of the Prairie

My Life as a Small-Town Veterinarian in Wyoming

Author: R. A. Baldwin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595476376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9704

In Tails of the Prairie, Baldwin shares a collection of stories from his work as a veterinarian in three rural Wyoming counties from 1951 to 1964. Living in Wyoming can be a challenge as well as an adventure. Wyoming is a place of extremes and this affects the people who live there. The people are tough and tenacious and the country is full of all different types of personalities. This book lends a glimpse into the challenges of living and working in such a drastic environment and the characters who call Wyoming home. Doc narrates how much of his work consisted of house calls that involve heading out across the prairie via pickup, two-seat plane, or the horse a rancher left to ride a non-navigable road.. Working in often primitive conditions, Baldwin tells how he treated animals of all varieties, from the ranch animals to domestic pets. He helped a dog that didn t win its battle with a porcupine, a cat that saved a baby from a rattlesnake attack, and a bobcat that slept on the living room piano. At a county fair, he was held prisoner by an elephant, and he learned that in Wyoming, gumbo is not something you eat with a spoon. Through it all, Baldwin maintained his humor and appreciation for the people and animals that live and die on the prairie."

Fields and Pastures New

My First Year as a Country Vet

Author: John McCormack

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 9780783816029

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 428

View: 1191

Tells the story of a young veterinarian and his family who move to rural Choctaw County, Alabama in 1963, and his first year as the only vet in the county

Just One More Thing, Doc: Further Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian

Author: Bradford B. Brown

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483487

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8354

Brad Brown is back with a second set of stories just as entertaining and fascinating as his first book. Whether he's escaping the personal vendetta of a bull named Killer (I was a matador without a cape), entangled with a rabid cow, chasing a stallion (well, not quite, anymore...) through downtown Bangor, performing heart surgery in an arena, or having a close encounter?while airborne?with a B-52 bomber, this vet regards it all as part of a (long) working day.

Call the Vet

Farmers, Dramas and Disasters – My First Year as a Country Vet

Author: Anna Birch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753549972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2670

When fresh-faced, newly qualified vet Anna arrives in the seemingly sleepy Dorset village of Ebbourne, little does she know that this tiny rural community is about to change her life ... Straight in at the deep end, Anna faces two tricky calvings, an emergency call-out to a frightened mare, lots of mad cats (and mad cat women) and one enormous dog with an injured leg and a threatening bark. Spirited and determined, Anna quickly finds her feet and falls in love with rural life, including Ebbourne’s eccentric characters and their animals. Disasters, dramas, farmers and friendship – and not to mention a whirlwind romance with a local Wildlife Trust worker – this warm and witty memoir offers a window into what working with animals and country life is really all about.

More Animals in My Life

Stories of a Country Vet

Author: Grant Kendall

Publisher: Howell Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 9099

A veterinarian recounts his experiences treating cats, dogs, goats, cows, pigs, horses, snakes, and birds

Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries

The Historical Evolution

Author: Svein Michelsen,Marja-Leena Stenström

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315411792

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6226

Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution is the first of two books that disseminate new and systematic knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of the different models of vocational education and training (VET) in four Nordic countries. Vocational education in Europe has resisted standardisation to a higher degree than other fields of education, and during the last decade, there has been a growth in international, comparative VET research. While the Nordic countries provide an ideal case for comparative education studies, the literature in English on the Nordic VET systems is at present very limited. This first book provides thorough examinations of VET in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland over 150 years. Each section examines the historical evolution of VET at upper secondary level in one of the four Nordic countries. Contributors also analyse how each country have tried to reform their respective VET systems, and compare the paths which each nation has taken. The book explores what can be learned from the diversity of the VET-systems in the Nordic countries, which otherwise have many similarities and share a common heritage in education policy. This volume will help strengthen the knowledge base required for transnational policy learning, and for developing vocational education internationally for the future. It will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students involved in the study of vocational education, educational studies and educational policy, education planners and teachers educators.