Milliron: Abbott

Milliron: Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M. The Biography


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ISBN-13: 9780692892992
Publisher: Monday Creek Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

From Ohio, USA, Gina McKnight is an author of children's literature (The Blackberry Patch, 2009; Trail Ride to Snake Hollow, 2017 Monday Creek Publishing; Nawaab: The Great Quake, 2017, Banyan Publishing, India), with endorsements from the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, WHOA (Water, Hay, Oats Alliance), Outdoor Writers of Ohio, and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Gina is the author of Dr. Smith's books (2017), including Milliron: Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M. The Biography, Tails of a Country Vet and the production of The South High Horseman: Stories and Poems by a Teen Cowboy by Peter Smith. Gina has written two poetry anthologies (To the Heart, 2015; Poetry from the Field, 2016), as well as appeared in international poetry volumes and literary journals. Currently, she is a contributing columnist for trueCOWBOYmagazine, Florida Equine Athlete, and Arabian Finish Line. Besides being a freelance writer, she is an avid blogger about her life in rural Ohio. Gina lives on her family farm with her husband, son, and American Quarter Horses Zubedia and Mac.

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Milliron: Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M. The Biography 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite Milliron by Gina McKnight tells the story of a well-known and well-respected veterinarian, Dr. Abbott ‘Pete’ Smith, D.V.M. The biography follows Pete through his early years and recounts how his love for all animals, but especially equines, evolved. He has a vision to open his own clinic and, after much labour and toil, he eventually opens the Milliron Clinic. The story follows on with some of the characters he met along the way and the animals he treated, and in particular documents Pete’s devotion and dedication which made him such a legend in his field of expertise. A legend not only for his work, but for his character. The author, Gina McKnight, has clearly researched Dr. Smith well and spoken to many people who knew him and came into contact with him, creating a portrait of a man revered and respected both within his profession and without. Numerous people have shared their memories of Pete, which are recounted in this biography. There are accompanying illustrations by Terry Fortkamp. As well as the biographical aspect, this is also an interesting and compelling read that gives an insight into life in Ohio and West Virginia as Pete and his wife, Jody, search to find the perfect place to create the Milliron Clinic. A real picture emerges of Pete with syringes in hand, clambering amongst cattle or working long into the night to save an injured horse. The story is moving and heart-warming and leaves the reader feeling they knew Dr. Pete Smith personally. The reader warms to the characters as the story progresses until Pete emerges as a clever and dedicated individual who devoted his life to saving animals.