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A List of Books By or About Veterinarians for the Public
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Books listed are held by the Veterinary Medical Library at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).  Please consult your local library or bookstore in other locations.

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All My Patients Kick and Bite - Wells, J.
Call Number: SF745 .W465 2011 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 9780312668129
Publication Date: 2011
In this second collection by our intrepid vet, Jeff Wells, has his work cut out for him when he learns that llamas do not take kindly to having their toenails trimmed, dog owners in the medical field can be a real pain, Scottish Highland cattle stick together and just might run a vet out of their enclosure, and fixing an overly amorous burro often needs to be prioritized.

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Animal Patients - Edward Scanlon, Edward
Call Number: 636.089092 Sca63B 2000 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0940159651
Publication Date: 2000
Dr. Edward Scanlon practiced along Philadelphia's Main Line for decades, often treating pets of the most prominent families. But no matter what their backgrounds were, Dr. Scanlon's patients always surprised him, made him laugh and cry, and showed him the value of the career he chose.

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Ever by My Side - Trout, Nick
Call Number: SF613.T76 A3 2011 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0767932005
In a perfect follow-up to his first two books, Nick Trout turns his lens inward and offers a funny, moving, and thoughtful memoir about the animals he's had all his life.

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Every living thing - Herriot, James
Call Number: 636.089092 H435B2 1992 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 031208188X
"James Herriot is the most beloved storyteller of our time." "Every Living Thing is his first new book of memoirs in over a decade, and from its opening pages our every expectation is fulfilled: We return in a twinkle to the green Yorkshire dales, to old friends and family, to that miraculous world of wonders great and small."--BOOK JACKET.

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Fields and pastures new : my first year as a country vet - McCormack, John
Call Number: 636.089092 M137B2 1995 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0517596865
"Fields and Pastures New is the story of John McCormack's first days as a practicing veterinarian in Choctaw County, Alabama... With warmth and humor, McCormack does for the American South what James Herriot did for Yorkshire."--BOOK JACKET.

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I Wanna See a Veterinarian - Swaim, Steven F.
Call Number: SF613.S878 A3 2010 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0982254377
Publication Date: 2010
Dr. Swaim takes us through his wonderfully delightful true life veterinary experiences that will have you dying of laughter!

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It really does happen to a vet! - Joe Inglis
Call Number: 636.089092 In4B 1999 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0283063432
"Joe Inglis, star of BBC1's Vets in Practice, puts pen to paper in this highly amusing, down-to-earth account of his first year as a qualified vet."--BOOK JACKET.

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No Dogs in Heaven? - Sharp, Robert T.
Call Number: 636.089092 Sh235B 2005 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0786715243
Publication Date: 2005
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.

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The real James Herriot : a memoir of my father - Wight, Jim
Call Number: 636.089092 H435B W639 2000 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 0345421515
"No one is better poised to write the biography of James Herriot than the son who worked alongside him in the Yorkshire veterinary practice when Herriot became an internationally bestselling author."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Soul of All Living Creatures - Virga, Vint
Call Number: SF613.v57 A3 2013 Veterinary Medicine
ISBN: 9780307718860
Publication Date: 2013
As profiled in the New York Times Magazine... Based on the author's twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals - from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats - and explores the relationships we forge with them.

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Vet behind the years : more tales from a country vet - Ings, Bud
Call Number: SF613.I54 A3 2010 Veterinary Medical
ISBN: 1894838521


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