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My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope / by Suzanne Fincham-Gray.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English-Welsh border to emergency rooms in urban American animal hospitals, with thousands of stories collected along the way. In this unforgettable literary debut, she writes about some of the most emotionally challenging and rewarding cases of her career. Like many physicians, Fincham-Gray tends to see her patients at often life-or-death moments. While dramatic, these stories expand into deeper explorations of our complex, profound relationships with the animals in our lives. She describes the satisfaction of diagnosing and treating difficult diseases and the universal experience of loving a pet, and--inevitably--raises questions about their end-of-life care. We meet Grayling, an Irish wolfhound in need of critical treatment; we learn about the fulfillment of caring for a chronically ill pet from the story of Zeke, a silver-brown tabby cat who likes to eat just a little too much; and we fall in love with Monty and Emma, Fincham-Gray's own adopted cat and dog, who change her life in joyful and unexpected ways. Fincham-Gray depicts the sleepless nights she spends waiting for her pager to call her to the clinic, the cutthroat competition among residents, and what it's really like to care for patients who can't advocate for themselves. Warm and humorous, Suzy Fincham-Gray is a rare breed--a clinician with an intimate, elegant literary style. She writes with the same tenderness she brings to her patients, whose needs she must meet with her mind, her hands, and her heart. --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 636.089092 .F492m 2018 (Text) 37814003256584 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 636.089 F492 (Text) 35178001696213 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/19/2018 Available -
Ontario Community Library 636.089 FINCH (Text) 33330004374718 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/31/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 636.089 FIN (Text) 33892006313598 NON-FICTION Book None 04/06/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812998184
  • ISBN: 0812998189
  • Physical Description: ix, 270 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Peter and the horse -- Hercules -- Monty -- Fritz -- Zeke -- Sweetie -- Grayling -- Ned -- Monty.
Summary, etc.:
The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English-Welsh border to emergency rooms in urban American animal hospitals, with thousands of stories collected along the way. In this unforgettable literary debut, she writes about some of the most emotionally challenging and rewarding cases of her career. Like many physicians, Fincham-Gray tends to see her patients at often life-or-death moments. While dramatic, these stories expand into deeper explorations of our complex, profound relationships with the animals in our lives. She describes the satisfaction of diagnosing and treating difficult diseases and the universal experience of loving a pet, and--inevitably--raises questions about their end-of-life care. We meet Grayling, an Irish wolfhound in need of critical treatment; we learn about the fulfillment of caring for a chronically ill pet from the story of Zeke, a silver-brown tabby cat who likes to eat just a little too much; and we fall in love with Monty and Emma, Fincham-Gray's own adopted cat and dog, who change her life in joyful and unexpected ways. Fincham-Gray depicts the sleepless nights she spends waiting for her pager to call her to the clinic, the cutthroat competition among residents, and what it's really like to care for patients who can't advocate for themselves. Warm and humorous, Suzy Fincham-Gray is a rare breed--a clinician with an intimate, elegant literary style. She writes with the same tenderness she brings to her patients, whose needs she must meet with her mind, her hands, and her heart. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fincham-Gray, Suzanne.
Veterinarians > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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