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Books By Real Life Vets

    Animal ER: extraordinary stories of hope and healing from one of the world's leading veterinary hospitals.
    Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine. New York: Dutton, 1999.

    Animal patients: 50 years in the life of an animal doctor.
    Edward J. Scanlon. Philadelphia: Camino Books, 2000.

    Animals in my life: stories of a country vet.
    Grant Kendall. New York: Howell Book House, 1996.

    Appointment at the ends of the world: memoirs of a wildlife veterinarian.
    William B Karesh. New York: Warner Books, 1999.

    Doc - my chickens are dying!: memories of a Nebraska veterinarian.
    Leo L. Lemonds. Hastings, NE: L. L. Lemonds, Service Press, 1996.

    Doc, my tiger's got an itch: the true story of a Kentucky hill country veterinarian who occasionally runs away with the circus.
    John G. Martin. Indianapolis: Guild Press of Indiana, 1996.

    Dogs are people, too.
    Louis L. Vine. New York ; Rivercross Pub., 1997.

    Dr. Sue, a vet in Africa.
    Sue (Susanne) Hart. Randburg, South Africa: Raven Press, 1995.

    ER vet: diary of an animal doctor.
    George A. Porter. Franklin, TN: Hillsboro Press, 2001.

    Every living thing.
    James Herriot. New York: St. Martins Press, 1992.

    Fields and pastures new: my first year as a country vet.
    John E. McCormick. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995.

    A friend of the flock: tales of a country veterinarian.
    John E. McCormick. New York: Crown Publishers, 1997.

    The hero of the herd.
    John E. McCormick. New York: Crown Publishers, 1999.

    Hiss and tell: true stories from the files of a cat shrink.
    Pam Johnson. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1996.

    If wishes were horses: the education of a veterinarian.
    Loretta Gage. New York: St. Martins Press, 1993.

    It really does happen to a vet!: the journal of Joe Inglis in practice.
    Joe Inglis. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1999.

    Just practicing: early days as a country vet.
    David Grant. London: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

    More animals in my life: stories of a country vet.
    Grant Kendall. New York: Howell Book House, 1998.

    Never a ho-hum day: stories about a Kentucky hill country veterinarian and his 'doctorin'.
    John G. Martin. Carmel, IN: Guild Press of Indiana, 1998.

    Never alone: the life and times of a country veterinarian.
    M. McCoy Smith. Nashville, TN: Eggman Publishers, 1995.

    No dogs in heaven?: scenes from the life of a country veterinarian.
    Robert T. Sharp. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005.

    Our history of women in veterinary medicine: gumption, grace, grit, and good humor.
    Phyllis Hickney Larson, ed. Littleton, CO: Association for Women Veterinarians, 1997.

    The patient elephant: more exotic cases from the world's top wildlife vet.
    David Taylor. London: Robson, (Distributor: Parkwest Pub., Jersey City, NJ), 1993.

    Pet ER: memoirs of an animal doctor.
    George A. Porter. Franklin, TN: Hillsboro Press, 1999.

    The real James Herriot: a memoir of my father.
    Jim Wight. New York: Ballatine Books, 2000.

    Reflections of a veterinarian: don't follow me, I stepped in something.
    F. M. Ward. Waco, TX: Texan Press, 1995.

    Safari doctor: life and adventures of a Texas Wildlife Park veterinarian.
    Amarillo, TX: Path Pub., 2006.

    They can't talk, but they never lie: the making of a zoo vet.
    Theodore Zimmerman. Lake Worth, Lantana Br., FL: Action Arts Press, 1995.

    Touched by all creatures: doctoring animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.
    Gay Louise Balliet. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1999.

    The trouble with lions: a Glasgow vet in Africa
    Emonton: University of Alberta Press, 2008.

    True horse stories: adventures of vet practice.

    Theresa Jones. Tyler, TX: Equine Research, 2000.

    An unspoken art: profiles of veterinary life.
    Lee Gutkind. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997.

    Vet on the wild side.
    David Taylor. New York: St. Martins Press, 1990.

    Veterinarian's touch: profiles of life among the animals.
    Lee Gutkind. New York: Henry Holt, 1998.

    Viva el vet!: form the animal hospital to a Colombian practice.
    David Grant. New Yoirk: Pocket, 2002.

    Watch for a cloud of dust II: more memories of a Dixie veterinarian.
    John E. McCormick. Ft. Atkinson, WI: W. D. Hoard, 1990.

    Women in veterinary medicine: profiles of success.
    Sue Drum. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1991.

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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