Animal Matters: Diary of an Inner City Vet
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||7 March 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
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||Veterinary medicine - Anecdotes - England - London, Veterinary medicine - Popular works
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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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||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
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.