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Pete the Vet has seen it all whether Apollo the hamster, Nero the cat, Samson the rabbit or Ned the terrier, he has come across a whole host of cases that arent in the textbook With nearly twenty five years at a veterinary clinic combined with ten years spent on the Telegraph answering readers questions and a weekly spot on Irish breakfast TV he has dealt with sick pets from the big to the small Whether that is a giant tortoise or a budgie, there is no case too extraordinary for Pete Drawing on his experience from his own veterinary practice Pete has a wealth of stories heart warming as well as heartbreaking that are told with a witty and engaging turn of phrase Pet Subjects is a collection of case studies where the reader works beside Pete to try and cure his patients Once solved, Pete helpfully provides further Q As to cover a wider range of ailments related to the main story A captivating and essential read for anyone who cares for a pet of their own....

Title : Pet Subjects: Animal Tales from the Telegraph's Resident Vet
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ISBN : 1781316155
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Aurum Press May 15, 2017
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 784 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Pet Subjects: Animal Tales from the Telegraph's Resident Vet Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-01-20 11:49

    My first impression is that for anyone contemplating becoming a vet this is a must read book. I am in no way interested in becoming a vet, I do not have any pets (I do like animals but allergies keep me from living with them), I am only 1/4 the way through this book and I am loving it! We are reading it together as a family each night with our 15 year old daughter who is also really enjoying it. Pete does not in any way "dumb down" his story telling of the veterinary experience. I would say that this suits teenagers and up, as it is too honest in its depiction of animal ailments for younger readers to enjoy, but it is not gruesome or gory. Each chapter is a different case story from beginning to end, followed up by some interesting related readers questions and his answers from his weekly column for the Telegraph. For each case Pete outlines the initial animal ailment, the clues and processes he used to come up with a diagnosis and the results of the treatment. Each case is very much a detective story that Pete follows through in a logical set of steps, but sometimes also solved through the intuition of Pete's many years of veterinary practice. It is not all clinical descriptions though, as Pete brings his characters to life, both animals and humans, with honest and sometimes amusing descriptions of their characters and quirks. I give this book two paws up :-D