Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humour, Healing and Hope in My Life as a Vet

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Little, Brown Book Group, Nov 17, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages

It's 2:47am when Dr Nick Trout, a British vet working in Boston, USA, is abruptly woken and called in to the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital to see if he can save the life of Sage, a ten year-old German Shephard with a critical stomach condition. The case is severe, the outlook bleak, and Dr Trout is her only chance. So begins an intimate and exhilarating journey into a typical day in a far from typical job.

TELL ME WHERE IT HURTS takes the reader to the heart of the trials and tribulations of life as a veterinary surgeon, a life filled with heartbreak, triumph, anxiety, and of course, cuddly pets and their variously crazy, desperate, and demanding owners. The day's events come alive with Trout's breezy and companionable narration, and while he illustrates many of the issues pertinent to 21st century pet medicine, at its heart, the book reminds us that while the technology may have moved on from James Herriot's day, the essential characters, humour, and humanity remain the same as ever.

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User Review  - LSmith862 - LibraryThing

This was an enjoyable book, easy to read with compelling stories and good case files. The format of creating a day in the life was a creative way to approach the genre. A good book for animal lovers who are interested in the world of veterinary medicine. Read full review

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User Review  - Iambookish - LibraryThing

I have to say it, I love this vet/author and I wish he could doctor my animals! If you've every had an animal you will love reading Dr. Trout's stories from the trenches. He is LOL funny. He even has a great fiction series I highly recommend. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Dr Nick Trout is a staff surgeon and spokesperson for the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Originally from England, he now lives in Boston.

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