All Things Cold and Slimy: The Real-Life Adventures of an American Veterinarian

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5th Corner Publishing, Aug 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography
 

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Contents

Scaly Beginnings
1
A Teenager in Paradise A Grandmother Not
5
An Author is Born
9
Finding a Needle in a Sand Hill
13
Toads From Hell
23
A Migrant Worker with a Masters
29
The Veterinary School Years
33
Selected Rotations
43
Killing With Kindness
99
Clients from Hell
101
Two Poachers and a Scientist
107
The Perils of Roxanne
111
The Great Escape? Following a Dream to a Little Ranch in Texas
117
An Insight into the Life of a Small Town Vet
123
When One Door Closes Another One Opens
129
Lions and Tigers and Falcons Oh My
135

Graduation Day
59
Mentally Armed and Dangerous
61
You Can Take the Vet Out of the Wild but
65
Meeting the Wind Beneath My Wings
69
Hot Nights on the Rio Grande
73
Smoked Bats and Smokin Women
77
Late Night Surgery
83
The Fragile Ferret and Their Fearless Friends
87
Pythons I Have Known
93
Getting Clients to Come Out of Their Shells
97
Extortion Veterinary Style
139
Tornados and Temper Tantrums
143
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
149
Modern Surgery 18th Century Style
153
Torn Between Two Cities
155
Heartbreak in Texas
163
Wounded but Welcome
171
Its a Wonderful Life the Veterinary Version
175
Biography
179
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About the author (2012)

Dr. John Rossi DVM MA is a practicing small animal veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida. He has eight published books to date on animal care, and is presently working on number nine, which is set for release in 2012. In addition, he is the author of nearly one hundred articles in the field of herpetology and reptile medicine. An energetic speaker, he has given scores of talks across the country on a variety of topics, and lectured four years at the North American Veterinary Conference, the largest veterinary conference in the world. He has also taught vertebrate biology as an Adjunct Professor at the college level. Having degrees in both zoology and veterinary medicine, he has gained a unique insight into understanding the requirements of many small animals in captivity, and his desire to share that experience has made him a valuable resource. Some of his other accomplishments have included several national television appearances on Animal Planet and local television, where he has appeared before 120 million people as an authority on the human - animal bond. In addition, he has been quoted frequently in both lay and professional articles. He is also the founder and past president of the Jacksonville Herpetological Society. Recently, he has become an outspoken critic of governmental policies which have led to unnecessary animal suffering, a reduction in the quality of their medical care, and displacement from their homes as their owners are displaced from their homes and jobs. He is also an amateur botanist and an avid gardener with a special interest in palm trees, agaves and cacti. An explorer at heart, his true avocation is traveling to far away places in order to study the habitat and habits of many animals that he cares for as a doctor. Some of these adventures are told for the first time in All Things Cold and Slimy.

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