All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's by Jeff Wells PDF

By Jeff Wells

ISBN-10: 0312606397

ISBN-13: 9780312606398

All My sufferers Have Tales is a captivating, humorous, and fascinating number of tales within the nice culture of All Creatures nice and Small through the past due James Herriot. Jeff Wells works in a combined perform the place he treats either cattle and apartment pets, with the occasional unique thrown in. one of many uplifting, life-altering, life-threatening, and hilarious episodes Wells relates are tales that includes a turkey assault, porcupine-quill lined terriers, a pregnant male cat, a heavy-metal Chihuahua with street burn, an ornery pygmy donkey, an immense hog, a constipated cow, etc.

This excellent little gem of a publication will attract a person who has pets, all animal fanatics, and someone who has ever toyed with the belief of turning into a vet.

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Newly minted veterinarian Wells is on one among his first calls—a cow attempting to bring a useless calf—when after hours of unceasing exertions, he comes to a decision to attempt one other procedure, and one of many onlooking farmers says, “That’s what you'll have performed to start with!” So starts the schooling of a tender vet, the on-the-job education that no quantity of education grants. Chasing a calving cow round a pasture with out the aid of his technician (she used to be embarrassed to move—she’d laughed so tough she’d rainy her pants), heading off the assaults of 3 “watch turkeys,” scary truckers along with his blood-soaked palms after sewing up a horse, or easing the passing of a cancer-ridden cat, Wells started to hone his abilities. A circulate to Colorado didn’t instantly enhance his funds yet did increase his buffalo-wrangling abilities and his skill to take away porcupine quills from overzealous canines and donkeys. one other profitable veterinary memoir deserving of area subsequent to the immortal James Herriot and his heirs.

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