The Travelling Vet: From pets to pandas, my life in animals (Hardback)Jonathan Cranston (author)
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Jonathan Cranston is no ordinary vet. In addition to his day job in the Gloucestershire countryside treating cows, dogs, pigs and cats, he's also worked with an astonishing range of species around the world, including crocodiles, rhinos and pandas. In this charming collection he introduces us to some of his favourite patients, ranging from beloved family pets through to magnificent creatures of the wild.
Whether microchipping armadillos, anaesthetising giraffes or birthing a calf, Jonathan's love for his work and the entire animal kingdom is infectious. From the preposterous (castrating a sugar glider) to the poignant (encountering victims of rhino poaching), the stories in The Travelling Vet will delight and enthral every animal lover.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 32 mm
...a fascinating read . . . full of witty, hilarious and sometimes poignant anecdotes. The prose is self-assured and entertaining, and with a variety of creatures ranging from armadillos to wildebeest to ferrets and pigs, there is bound to be something of interest to every reader . . . Jonathan's passion for his career and his beloved animals shines out from every chapter * The Lady *
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