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The other family doctor : a veterinarian explores what animals can teach us about love, life, and mortality Book
Book | Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York : 2023.

  • 6 of 6 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
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"Karen Fine always knew that she wanted to be a vet and wasn't going to let anything stop her: not her allergy to cats, and not the fact that in the '80s veterinary medicine was still a mostly male profession. Inspired by her grandfather, a compassionate doctor who paid house calls to all his (human) patients, Dr. Fine persevered, and brought her Oupa's principles into her own practice, which emphasizes the need to contextualize pets' care in terms of their stories. And in The Other Family Doctor, Dr. Fine shares all these touching, joyful, heartbreaking, and life-affirming tales that make up her career as a vet. There's the feral cat who becomes a creature out of a fable when he puts his trust in a young vet to heal his injured paw; the pot-bellied pig who grows too big to fit in the car but remains a cherished part of her family; the surprising colony of perfectly behaved ferrets; the beloved aging pet who gives her people the gift of accompanying them on one final family vacation; and the dog who saves his owner's life in a most unexpected way. Woven into Dr. Fine's story are, of course, also the stories of her own pets: the birds, cats, and dogs who have taught her the most valuable lessons-how we can be better caretakers of the animals in our lives and, ultimately, of ourselves"--

  • ISBN: 9780593466896
  • Physical Description: viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    It's a calling -- Veterinary school -- Sacrifices -- Ain't doin' right -- House calls -- Where puppies come from -- New beginnings -- A whole new toolshed -- Dog of honor -- The universe shifts -- He knew just what to do -- Go toward -- Bucket list -- Dances with death -- A new addition -- A good death -- The red dot in winter -- Veterinarians in crisis -- Rana in summer -- Rana -- The Rana-colored thread -- Stories of medicine -- I fix broken hearts -- Learning from animals.

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