All My Patients Have Tales: Why Veterinary Medicine is a True Calling

All My Patients Have Tales: Why Veterinary Medicine is a True Calling

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by Jeff Wells, June Camerer
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780978716905
Publisher:
Hadley Inc.
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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All My Patients Have Tales 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book, as well as the following one by this vet, "All My Patients Kick and Bite". I hope he continues the series. I am an animal lover, and have trouble reading things that are very sad or graphic. Dr. Wells tells funny and strange happenings in his practice without getting into that. He is a wonderful writer, and it's obvious he is a pretty special vet, too. This is a lovely book. Makes me want to move to Colorado and live next door to him.
McQuigg More than 1 year ago
While Jeff Wells doesn't have the wild escapades to describe that James Herriot does in his tales of the vet's life, he does have informative stories of a young vet coming into his own. The book is a quick and easy read, and a delightful bit of storytelling.
vikingprincess More than 1 year ago
Let's face it.... how many of us REALLY know what goes on at a veterinarian practice? All the crazy and unpredictable things that must happen?? Dr. Wells' terrific book shines a very humorous light on many of them. I loved the easy style of writing, which made me feel like I was sitting around having a cup of coffee with the author. The book is also chock full of charming & strong illustrations. "All My Patients Have Tales" is timeless and ageless. Totally appropriate for adults and children alike. I would unhesitatingly buy this book again and again as gifts for lucky recipients. It is always a big hit. Get it!
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
I absolutely fell in love with this book! It is a collection of essays following Jeff Well's career as a rural veterinarian. The book opens with his time in vet school and his first job in South Dakota. His very first day on the job sets the tone of the book. His earnest desire to prove his worth as a vet combined with the hilarious situations he finds himself in make for an irresistible combination. Jeff Wells writes with a style very similar to James Herriot, simple, and down to earth, with lots of heart and a great sense of humor. His ability to laugh at himself just makes the reader like him even more! As you might expect being a vet in rural communities in South Dakota and Colorado has provided him with many great stories that need no embellishment. From taking blood samples for a circus to catching loose buffalo, removing porcupine quills, staying out of the way of pet lions, and treating miniature pigs Jeff Wells never knows what he will find he he goes out on a call! If you like James Herriot's stories you are sure to love Jeff Wells' wild west take on the warm-hearted, overworked, rural vet's life. I don't know how he finds the time to be a vet and write a book, but I sure hope he writes more!
goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun book to read; filled with humor and great story telling. I highly recommend it.
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QN More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book a lot. It was easy reading and kept my interest. Is good for any age. I had no idea that vets had such a tough time - but I can see how much through this book that the author loves his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enabled me to understand the daily life and sometimes struggle of a veterinarian just trying to do his job, highly recommend it for anyone interested in going to vet school, really gave me a new outlook on how much people interaction vets also endure.
codecracker13 More than 1 year ago
Extremly funny book. Highly recommend for vets, animal lovers, or anybody needing a laugh.
Abilene333 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Funny, sincere and a delightful way to spend a rainy day. Hope Dr. Wells finds time to write again, very soon.
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lisvin More than 1 year ago
some chapters had me crying i laughed so hard
GOJOMO More than 1 year ago
I read the book in three days in between my own patients at work. It was funny and enlightening. Definitely recommend it.
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Excellent read for animal lovers and those interested (or had childhood aspirations) in being a vet.