All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
All My Patients Have Tales is a heartwarming and funny collection of stories by a dedicated veterinarian featuring wild horses, porcupine-quill-covered dogs, male cats in labor, an extremely ornery pygmy donkey, an enormous hog, as well as many other domestic, and not so “domestic” animals. Wells begins his work as an inexperienced recent college grad and emerges a caring and beloved veterinarian. Affording the reader an inside glimpse into his daily life, he narrates many uplifting, life-altering, lifethreatening, and hilarious episodes.

 

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User Review  - Narilka - LibraryThing

All My Patients Have Tales by Jeff Wells, DVM, is a short memoir about the early years of Jeff's veterinary practice. Each chapter relates a different story, starting off with how Jeff made it through ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

The title of this book is what first caught my attention; I loved the "play on words" with tales and the picture of those wagging tails on the cover! Being an animal lover,(I worked at a Zoo!) I enjoy ... Read full review

Contents

Feline Frenzy
1
How You Get There
6
Reality Strikes Back
15
You Are What You Eat
27
Holiday Pay
35
Always Take Clean Clothes
39
Watchdogs?
44
Jailbreak
51
Whos the Boss?
118
Slap Shot
124
Attention Deficit
131
Yak Attack
137
Intestinal Fortitude
144
Biker Dog
150
A Hog in the House
156
Foster Family
162

Was It Something I Said?
56
Under the Big Top
60
Second Opinion
64
A Cat on the Counter
70
Do No Harm
79
Rocky Mountain High
84
City Slickers
89
Seemed Like a Good Idea
94
Occupational Hazard
98
Taking the Bait
107
Miniature Menace
112
Fish Out of Water
167
Overexposed
174
Too Much Information
178
Scalpel Please
183
Bosley
191
Collateral
200
Contagious
206
Animal Planet
211
End of the Day
219
Afterword
225
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About the author (2009)

JEFF WELLS, DVM is a practicing veterinarian in the foothills of Colorado. A graduate of Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Wells has cared for many types of animals. All My Patients Have Tales was the winner of two Colorado Independent Publisher's Awards and a National Independent Publisher's Award.

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