Animal ER: Extraordinary Stories of Hope and Healing from One of the World's Leading Veterinary Hospitals

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Vicki Croke
Plume, 2000 - Medical - 194 pages
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Written in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine by a Boston Globe reporter and author who was granted rare access to their emergency ward, Animal ER takes us into the day-to-day drama of life on the front lines of veterinary medicine. In this premier animal facility, experts in the fields of surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, and oncology provide care for patients of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Here, operations using state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand with personal counseling for owners and pets in crisis. From a pygmy hedgehog with mites to an elephant with an eye problem to the Dalmatian who must undergo disc surgery for his back...from the close calls to the split-second decisions that can save a life, Animal ER is a moving testament to the healing powers of love and medicine-and to the timeless bond between people and their pets.

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User Review  - KaterinaBead - LibraryThing

Sort of boring despite compelling subject matter. Read like a series of magazine articles: some characters were introduced and described, but the story didn't remain focused on them and went on with others who are are reduced to walk-on one-liner sort of participation. Read full review

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User Review  - tcheung2 - LibraryThing

My thoughts on veterinary medicine often confuses me. This book helped me sort it out to an extent. Sometimes you just have to let go. Sometimes you have to fight for it. Read full review


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Vicki Croke is a columnist for The Boston Globe and is the author of The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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