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Books For Young Animal Lovers

Selected titles for children and juvenile readers interested in animals and caring for them.

    Animal hospital.
    Judith Walker-Hodge. New York: DK Publishing, 1999. [Primary school] Two children learn about the work of a vet in an animal hospital when they bring in an injured duck.

    Animal watch
    Susan Ring. Philadelphia: Chelsea Clubhouse, 2003. [Juvenile] Brief text introduces scientists who study animals including zoologists, entomologists, ornithologists, veterinarians, and zoo nutritionists.

    Careers in animal care and veterinary science.
    Deborah A. Marinelli. Rosen Pub. Group, 2001. Careers series. [Juvenile] Covers many career options in addition to veterinary medicine.

    Careers with animals: the Humane Society of the United States.
    Willow Ann Sirch, ed. Fulcrum Publishers, 2000. Ages 9 -12. Helps children turn their love of animals into an enjoyable career.

    Cool careers for girls with animals.
    Ceel Pasternak & Linda Thornburg. Impact Publications; illustrated ed., 1999. Features such jobs as horse farm owner, veterinarian, exotic animal trainer and bird handler/interpreter.

    Cows, cats, and kids: a veterinarian's family at work.
    Jean L. S. Patrick & Alvis Upitis. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2003. [Juvenile] A look at the family life of a vet at home and in the field.

    A day in the life of a veterinarian.
    Heather Adamson. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2003. First Facts: Community helpers at work. Series. [Primary school].

    A day in the life of a veterinarian.
    Mary Bowman-Kruhm. New York : PowerKids Press, 1999. The kids' career library series. [Primary school] Follows a veterinarian as she makes house calls to care for a variety of animals.

    A day in the life of Zoë the vet.
    Monica Hughes. Heinemann Library, 2002. [Juvenile] Pictorial book on a veterinarian's typical day.

    Dr. Friedman helps animals.
    Alice K. Flanagan. New York: Children's Press, 1999. Our neighborhood series. [Primary school] An introduction to the work of a veterinarian.

    The elephant hospital.
    Kathy Darling & Tara Darling. Brookfield, CT.: Millbrook Press, 2002. [Primary school] Describes the work of vets at the Elephant Hospital in Thailand, including helping pregnant and newborn elephants, elephants injured and abused in logging operations, and those with illnesses and infections.

    Emergency vets (Animal Planet).
    Betsy Marino & Stephanie Owens Lurie, ed. Discovery Kids, 2001. Ages 9 - 12.

    ER vets: life in an animal emergency room.
    Donna M. Jackson. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. [Juvenile]

    I want to be a vet.
    Daniel Liebman. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2000. [Juvenile].

    I want to be a veterinarian.
    Stephanie Maze. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

    I'm going to be a vet.
    Edith Kunhardt. Read with Me/I'm going to be series. Cartwheel Books, 1996. Ages 4 - 8.

    If you were a veterinarian.
    Virginia Schomp. Tarrytown, NY: Benchmark Books, 1998. [Primary school] Describes the work of veterinarians, who deal with many kinds of animals.

    Muff visits the vet.
    Carol Goodrich Mickevicius. Wasaga Beach, Ont: Riverisland Press, 2000. [Juvenile] Muff the cat meets the vet.

    Tiger has a toothache.
    Patricia Lauber. Washington DC: London: National Geographic Society; Hi Marketing, 2002. [Juvenile] A look at the career of zoo veterinarian.

    Michael Burgan. Mankato, MN : Capstone Books, 2000. [Juvenile] Introduces the career of veterinarian, discussing educational requirements, duties, work environment, salary, employment outlook, and possible future positions.

    Kathleen Ermitage. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2000. [Primary school] A small animal veterinarian tells about his job as well as about that of zoo and farm animal doctors.

    JoAnn Early Macken. Milwaukee: Weekly reader Early Learning, 2003. [Primary school] Photographs & simple text introduce the work of a veterinarian in taking care of sick or hurt animals.

    Heather Miller. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003. [Primary school] A simple introduction to the equipment, daily duties, training, and other aspects of the job of a veterinarian.

    John Riddle. Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2003. Careers with character series. [Elementary & junior high school] Explores job requirements, integrity and trustworthiness, respect and compassion, justice and fairness, responsibility, courage, self-disciple and diligence, citizenship and career opportunities.

    Lucia Raatma. Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books, 20003. Community workers series. [Primary school] An introduction to the work of doctors of veterinary medicine - duties, training, skills needed and contribution to the community.

    Dee Ready. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone Books, c1997. [Primary school].

    harnan Simon. Chanhassen, MN: Child's World, 2003. [Primary school] A simple look at what vets do, the tools they use, and what their typical day is like.

    Veterinarians help animals.
    Carol Greene. Plymouth, MN: Child's World, c1997. [Juvenile].

    Visiting the vet/ learning the V sound.
    Janet Carson. New York: PowerKids Press, 2002. [Primary school].

    We need veterinarians.
    Lola M. Schaefer. Mankato, MN: Pebble Books, 2000. [Primary school] Simple text and pictures present vets and their role in the community.

    Women in agricultural science careers.
    Jetty Kahn. Mankato, MN: Capstone Books, 2000. [Elementary & junior high school] Describes the careers of five women working in the field of agricultural sciences - agriculturist, agricultural economist, fishery scientist and veterinarian.

    Working with wildlife: A guide to careers in the animal world
    Thane Maynard & Jane Goodall. Orchard Books, 2000.

DISCLAIMER: The titles listed here do not constitute a complete listing of all resources on this subject and are not a recommendation of these book titles over others.


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