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Animal Matters: Diary of an Inner City Vet

Animal Matters: Diary of an Inner City Vet

An exploration of the bond between animals and humans written by

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ISBN 9781473694682
Barcode 9781473694682
Published 7 March 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Rea, Charlotte
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ISBN-13 9781473694682
ISBN-10 147369468X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Coronet Books
Publication Date 7 March 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rea, Charlotte
Category Biography & Autobiography
Environment Law
Veterinary Science: Small Animals (Pets)
Domestic Animals & Pets
Cats As Pets
Dogs As Pets
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 448g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Veterinary medicine - Anecdotes - England - London, Veterinary medicine - Popular works
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 636.089092
Catalogue Code 969807

Description of this Book

Animals bond people and transcend class, financial and cultural barriers, pets matter to people more than anything, but what happens to those people who can't afford pet insurance or vet's bills. Tails of an Inner City Vet is a diary of real-life cases written during a year of Charlotte's career working as a veterinary surgeon in a 24-hour inner-city London animal charity hospital. The book provides readers with a revealing, honest, emotional experience, with deeply sad moments followed by amusing and unimaginable ones. Charlotte writes both short amusing diary entries along with more detailed accounts and reflections back on my training and the experiences and difficulties she have come up against over the decade since she graduated. Throughout the book you will get to know both the animals and the people and how close the bond between us can be. Charlotte also discusses contemporary issues in veterinary medicine such as animal euthanasia, RSPCA welfare cases, mental health issues within the veterinary profession, ethical concerns around pedigree dog breeding and the laws on dangerous dogs. Tails of an Inner City Vet is a moving and heartwarming book about the unconditional love between animals and humans, and how deep the bond can be.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review With as many horrifying stories as heartwarming ones, this is a fascinating look at the year in the life of a vet at a London animal charity hospital. There are some proper belly laughs as well as some insights that will truly stick with you - and after reading it you'll never buy a dog online. - Grazia
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charlotte Rea is a veterinary surgeon currently working in a large London animal charity hospital. She graduated from vet school in 2008 and has since gone on to complete a post-graduate certificate in small animal medicine. She has spent several stints abroad working with various animal charities including in Nairobi for Kenya Wildlife Services and Worldwide Veterinary Service projects in Lisbon and on the Greek island of Samos. She is passionate about animal health and welfare and has spent nearly a decade of her life dedicated to the animals of London, including pampered dogs and cats, homeless and stray pets and city farm animals. Charlotte lives in north London with her husband, young daughter and eccentric, fluffy cat.

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