All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School)

All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School)

by Jessica Vogelsang

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ISBN-13: 9781455554911
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 630,075
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a veterinarian, mother, and big-time dog person. Dr. Vogelsang worked in emergency and small animal medicine before settling into her current practice providing in-home hospice care for dogs and cats in San Diego. She is the founder of the website pawcurious.com, and her writing has been featured in or on Yahoo!, CNN, Ladies' Home Journal, People Pets, Outside magazine, and USA Today.

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All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars rounded Ignore the comparison to Herriot – this is far from that. Not in a bad way, but just very different. Jessica Vogelsang has written an autobiography, peppered with moments with dogs, practice stories and even a bit of growth, but the deep-rooted heart in people, place and time so prevalent in everything Herriot wrote are not here But, it is a story that will have animal lovers taking notice, even perhaps imagining their lives with a different focus or in different ways. Introverts unite! This is a story of one person who always knew that the animals provided that unconditional affection and understanding so desperately needed when people and the life out there got to be too much. Moments with the animals, and the comfort, companionship and heartbreak that they brought were intertwined with other events, leaving readers with a sense of the enrichment and fullness of her life, made more present and tactile with a dog shed dust bunny appearing at the most inopportune moments. Yes, there are tears, but also great joys in this solid read about one woman’s journey into veterinary medicine. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a memoir of a dedicated, introverted, animal loving Veterinarian. This was an uplifting book showing the positives of pet ownership. Dr. Jessica Vogelsang begins her story as a young introverted girl who's parents think that getting her a dog will help her to meet people. It doesn't really. As she struggles to determine what she wants to do with her life, she decides on Vet School. She is worried about having to euthanize animals though. The book deals with her professional life as well as her personal life. We meet her friends (Kevin), her two children, she talks about her post-partum depression and her family. The professional side had laughs, some tears and a comaraderie developed in the vet practice. She talks about the on-the-job training that goes on, as well the cost and sometimes disrespect that goes along with the job. Of course you can't read a book about animals without some deaths along the way. When she has to explain the death of the family dog to her young children, her youngest misunderstands Heaven to be Kevin. This misunderstanding plays an important role in how she eventually perceives death of a pet. This is a book that I really can't explain, you just have to read it. I went through a gamut of emotions while reading and listening to this one. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy this book. I recommend it.
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