Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

by Bruce R. Coston
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Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love by Bruce R. Coston

Reminiscent of James Herriot's wonderful books, Coston's memoir offers zany, sad, and touching stories about a medical practice where the patients cannot speak, yet communicate deeplyBruce R. Coston's first book is a warm, funny, and amazingly fulfilling celebration of the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a small-town veterinarian.

The patients are an eclectic and surprising cast of characters who display incredible bravery and nobility at times, and unbelievable goofiness at others. There's Sandy, the dog who resurrected herself from death. There's Daphne, the transvestite cat who taught Bruce to be a cat person. And the owners are no less engaging, ranging from the angelic to the squeamish, teaching Bruce what it really means to be an animal doctor.

Readers will gain insight into the pathos and passion, the mundane and extraordinary, the thigh-slapping humor and the crushing sadness of a vet's life as he seeks to mend and restore people's treasured companions. Written with great warmth, this book imparts a deeper understanding of the pets who daily enrich our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429928250
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 318 KB

About the Author

Bruce R. Coston received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. In 1986, he received the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences Service Award and in 1992, he founded a veterinary practice that he still owns and operates. He lives with his family in Virginia.


Bruce R. Coston, D.V.M., earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Ask the Animals and The Gift of Pets. He currently resides in Virginia with his wife, their three cats (Webster, Phelps, and Kimi), and their dog (Starr). While not practicing in his hospital, he enjoys writing, golf, scuba diving, and any time spent on the lake. 

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Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope this author is already working on his next book, because he has made us care about not only the pets who have come to his hospital, but the people who bring them in as well. I laughed and cried as the stories unfolded. He has even made us interested in his family. I want as many books from this author as James Herriot wrote and I will buy and read every one. Luray, Virginia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your like me and you love animals this is the bool for you-
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Very cute.
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