Never Turn your Back on An Angus Cow

Never Turn your Back on An Angus Cow

My Life as A Country Vet

Book - 2014
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"Dr. Pol shares his amusing and often poignant tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. [He's] not your typical veterinarian: born and raised [in the] Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild's hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol's more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York, USA : Gotham Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781592408979
Call Number: 636.089 P7568n
Characteristics: viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisher, David 1946 April 16-- Author


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Sep 25, 2019

oh my word favorite vet ever

Aug 28, 2019

Great read. I like Dr. Pol and his magnificent team.👍🏼

Jun 29, 2018

Brilliant, work Doc, loved your book!

Jan 04, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. Pol is a down-to-earth, compassionate vet. He considers both the owners and the patients as he treats animals. As he increases in experience, he learns more and more about the animals they treat and how they respond to him. While he emphasizes that animals are not people and people should not treat them as people, he very much respects animals and treats them with compassion and understanding when possible.

Much of the book is about his experiences in the rural Mid-west with farmers, and animals large and small. I think he spends more time on this than James Harriott does in his books. Also, his experiences take place almost a half century later than Harriott's.

I'm now going to try to find his TV show online and on National Geographic World.

Oct 04, 2017

Such a good book! I love this book and I was very satisfied at the end! It is funny, informative, and shows true compassion from a vet! Definitely would read again! ( I actually am reading it for the second time :) )

tomato May 24, 2016

Wonderful book. Reminded me of "All Creatures Great and Small", but, of course, different vets and different eras.

rowanquincy Oct 18, 2014

I didn't like this book and stopped reading about 75 pages in. I was hoping for something similar to the James Herriot books but this is nothing like that. The vet didn't seem all that compassionate and there wasn't the type of humour that appeals to me.

Sep 09, 2014

One of the best non-fiction books I've read in ages. Very informative and I felt I came away having a new found respect for the "large animal" vets.

If your an animal lover, this is a definite "must read".


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