Saturday, 26 July 2008

Book ~ "Tell Me Where It Hurts" (2008) Nick Trout

From Goodreads ~ From the front lines of modern medicine, "Tell Me Where It Hurts" is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. For anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian’s office, "Tell Me Where It Hurts" offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

You’ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long (and at what cost) treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.

Interesting combination of experiences along with scientific facts.

It was a good read for any animal lover. It was interesting getting into the head of a vet. The chapter about having to put pets to sleep was a bit tough to read, though.

1 comment:

min hus said...

Thanks for sharing this, it looks interesting. I just reserved it at my library.