Extraordinary Stories of Hope and Healing from One of the World's Leading Veterinary Hospitals
by The Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine with Vicki Croke
"A wonderful book with stories that will warm your heart." - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, coauthor of When Elephants Weep
"Brilliant and Beautiful...a pet owner's dream...the stories Vicki Croke tells in Animal ER leave her readers wanting many, many more." — Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
An Akita named Misty is rushed in for a critical stomach operation ...Glover, an eleven-year-old gray tiger cat, is taken to the ICU for a crucial blood transfusion ...a badly wounded Labrador retriever named Bailey is whisked to the operating room for emergency surgery...
Written in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine by a Boston Globe reporter and author who was granted rare access to their emergency ward, Animal ER takes us into the day-to-day drama of life on the front lines of veterinary medicine. In this premier animal facility, experts in the fields of surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, and oncology provide care for patients of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Here, operations using state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand with personal counseling for owners and pets in crisis.
From a pygmy hedgehog with mites to an elephant with an eye problem to the Dalmatian who must undergo disc surgery for his back, from the close calls to the split-second decisions that can save a life, Animal ER is a moving testament to the healing powers of love and medicine — and to the timeless bond between people and their pets.
"The precision and clarity of Vicki Croke's writing is born of... her lifelong compassion for all living things." — Roger A. Caras, author and president emeritus, ASPCA
1999; softcover, 194 pages
Condition: Good. Some shelf/edge wear; "soft" vertical crease on front cover, light impression marks, minor blemishes on covers, publisher's black "remainder" mark across the top edge.
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