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Rhino with Glue-on Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Wow

    This is a wonderful book from what I have read. It is sweet, sad and funny all at the same time. It gives a clever insight om what it is like to be a wild animal vet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    i want to be a zoo vet

    ive wanted to be a zoo vet for a while now but ive allways been afraid that ill get far in my studies and someday realize its not really what i want.... so i thought reading about what vets do and how hard focused and imaginative they have to be may help me get to a desision before its too late. and im only on the 4th story and ive allready cured all doubts i had! -zoo vet in traning

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  • Posted April 18, 2009

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    A Peek into the World of Zoo Vets and Their Patients

    This book is a collection of actual stories from zoo vets from around the world. In it they describe some unusual patients they have treated with some unusual needs. The everyday zoo visitor does not realize what happens behind the scenes. This book gives a small peek into this world. It will astonish, captivate, and bring out emotions in the reader while understanding what these vets go through to treat and try to save the creatures under their care. From a rhino who needs a prosthetic hoof to an eel who wouldn't eat until a certain person came to its exhibit...a bartender, this book will take you on a journey you will not soon forget. I recommend it to anyone interested in animals, professionally or those who are just curious about the animal world. The foreward is written by Jack Hanna.

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  • Posted December 10, 2008

    Debugging a Bug

    An eel walks into a bar...<BR/>Debugging a bug...<BR/>Healthcare for dragons...<BR/> <BR/>Although these may sound like lead-ins for some silly animal jokes, they are actually just a few of the topics described in'The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes.' 'Rhino,' captures the stories of 29 wildlife vets and their remarkable, and sometimes strange patients. Whether you have a genuine interest in veterinary medicine, or just wild and exotic animals in general, this is an absolute must read. The stories are funny, poignant, miraculous,and yes, on occasion, sad. But no other book I know of does a better job of making both humans and animals come to life as does this small volume of vignettes. By the end of the book one is not only left with the hope that a sequel is already in the making, but with a renewed passion for the four-legged, two legged, and yes, even no-legged neighbors we share this planet with. <BR/><BR/>Now, where does one get shoes for a rhino?

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