No Dogs in Heaven?: Scenes from the Life of a Country Veterinarian

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Carroll & Graf, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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For the millions of animal enthusiasts in America, here's a heartwarming collection of tales by veterinarian Robert Sharp that relate the joys and misadventures of being an animal doctor in small-town U.S.A. With humor and compassion, No Dogs in Heaven? portrays the great and not-so-great characteristics of human and animal nature, all infused by a lovable veterinarian's belief that indeed, there are dogs in heaven.

Included is the telling of Sharp's first day as a rookie veterinarian nervously preparing to inject a needle into a one-ton Holstein bull; finding a rash on a cute puppy whose lovely young owner bared her breasts to ask his opinion of a similar skin ailment; treating a vicious dog whose violent owner had stabbed it with a knife, only to treat the same dog two years later?now a sweet and gentle pet of an adoptive family; and caring for a kitten struck by a car who survived amputations of both right legs, somehow learned to walk, earned the name ?Lefty,” and was taken in by a family who loved him.

In the vein of James Herriot's compelling stories, this charming, eccentric, and comic book is sure to strike a chord with readers everywhere.

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

Humorous memoirs of a large and small animal veterinarian in rural Ohio. Lots of interesting information about the animals he treats and the humans that are part and parcel of the package. Will be released in the wild animal book box Read full review

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

Charming anecdotes from a vet in southern Ohio. His warm-hearted personality comes through in the stories and he is not afraid to poke a little fun at himself. A fun read. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Robert Sharp, D.V.M. is a veterinarian at the Hillsboro Veterinary Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio.

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