Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

by Nick Trout
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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout

From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century.

For anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian’s office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. You’ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long (and at what cost) treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.

You’ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages. With a wry and winning tone, Dr. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.

Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged. If you’ve ever had a pet or special place in your heart for furry friends, Dr. Trout’s irresistible book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767926447
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 185,167
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nick Trout is a staff surgeon at the Angell Animal Medical Center and lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Tell Me Where It Hurts, as well as Love is the Best Medicine and Even By My Side.

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Tell Me Where It Hurts 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
ckssmallvillegrl More than 1 year ago
Tell me where it hurts is a wonderful read, not only for those working in the medical field but also for all you animal lovers out there. I was first roped into reading it when I spotted the adorable little Boston on the front. Then about 2 days later this book was recommended to me by a family member who had heard about it. It is a page turner that you will not want to put down. I read the entire book in one day/night and am now reading it again! I have 3 pugs one of whom has cancer, so this book really had me in tears both sad and happy ones. I highly recommend every pet owner and lover read this book!
LADreader More than 1 year ago
This book gave me insight into what it is like for the Vet dealing with animal wellness, sickness and death. I work as a Vet Assistant and I'm a pet owner, so I know what its like from my side of the exam table, but this definitely opened my eyes to their world. It was written with enough humor throughout to keep me wanting more, yet had sincere emotion intertwined to keep it real. Loved how the Dr. could recognize and translate the human-animal bond. I gave this as a gift to one of our Vets and she has passed it around to many as a must read!
docwunderly More than 1 year ago
Very Harriotesque in it's delivery I also tend to lose the thread of the story as he begins talking about one case which seguays into other cases and when comes back to the first case he doesn't really bring you up and I have forgotten what the first case is. Otherwise very good.
detroit_tiger More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a great book for anyone in the vet/vet tech work atmosphere. I enjoyed it and was able to read it quite quickly because I found I could easily relate to the author.
c0093k More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a great book. I loved it from the moment that I picked it up in the store I could not put the book down. It is a must read for any dog person or anyone with furkids! I highly recommend this book!
Susan723 More than 1 year ago
I read this book and really enjoyed it. I lost my dog almost a year ago, and so it was definitely a tear jerker for me at times. But, I would recommend it to any of my animal-lover friends. All in all, a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both for animal lovers, and anyone who is considering a career in animal medicine, this book is fascinating. Dr. Nick Trout tells of his, most likely, average day as a veterinarian/surgeon, and the many animals and diagnoses given for various ailments 'some common, others bizarre'. He also discusses the sometimes quirky parents of these animals, such as a client who was upset because his dalmation's spots were not perfectly aligned after surgery. It appears that being a veterinarian is often a thankless job, and if you're in it to get rich, think again. While I have always adored my vet, I respect him even more after reading this book.
Anonymous 23 days ago
A good read . Not too emotional
Arubagrl More than 1 year ago
This will make you smile, cry and feel appreciation for the folks who care for your four legged kids. Great view into the emotional and mental tax that a vet goes through.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written book best suited for people in the vet business. The stories are intesting but difficut to completely understand.
BookGeek3368 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read. The author does a great job of showing the reader a day in the life of a vet, while talking about what being a vet is like overall (the emotional aspects included). He delves into the complexity of treating patients who can't really tell you what's wrong themselves, and the complexity of dealing with those patients' parents. Just really enjoyable and very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a animals this is my type of book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to be really dedicated to become a vet. The animals are wonderful..not so their owners.
TaylorRVHS More than 1 year ago
With a wakeup call at 2:47am that a German Shepard needed surgery immediately, started Dr. Nick Trout’s day and 284 page book. Tell Me Where It Hurts puts the reader in Dr. Nick Trout’s shoes on what one day entails on being a small animal vet.  The book doesn’t just show what opinions he has towards his four legged patients but, for the owners as well, and how each move, and decision he makes could tell the future of his patient.  This book was different than any other non-fiction book, by having many conflicts, rather than one main one, a conflict with each patient and owner, big or small. However, with every strenuous situation came humor and a bright side to lighten the mood, to the readers, as well as the owner.  Individuals would like Tell Me Where It Hurts, if they are dog lovers, want to be a vet, or are a vet, because of the compassion that Trout has for every situation to fix each and every dog to the best of his ability. This book was one of my favorite books I have read; however as a dislike it was a bit confusing when Trout jumped from a current situation he was in, to a flashback of his days in vet school, or when he first started in a veterinary office, then coming back to the current situation. This book should not be made into a movie; due to it could not be as good as the book. Tell Me Where It Hurts a majority of it really depicts Dr. Nick Trout’s brain and what he is thinking throughout the day, in making tough decisions in a split second, which a movie couldn’t present as well as the book, did.  I would rate this book four and a half stars out of five, due it being a very well written book that makes the reader feel many emotions; but just half a star off due to the skipping from the old days to the present.  
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2ms2lords More than 1 year ago
As someone with multiple rescue dogs and the constant visits to the vet, this was nice to read. There were things you wonder if your vet knows or thinks about. I have a feeling after reading this, while all vets are different, I do think there are some very thoughtful, caring ones out there...
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