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Title:Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon
Authors:Nick Trout
Info:Broadway (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:dog health, dog lover, dog stories, veterinarian

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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout


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I have to say it, I love this vet/author and I wish he could doctor my animals! If you've every had an animal you will love reading Dr. Trout's stories from the trenches. He is LOL funny. He even has a great fiction series I highly recommend. ( )
  Iambookish | Dec 14, 2016 |
I find Trout's humor delightful. He explains a lot of the background of caring for animals---the love, the patience, the heartbreak and the challenges of working with owners who don't understand what their animals are trying to tell them but hope that the surgeon in front of them can solve all problems anyway. ( )
  nyiper | May 25, 2016 |
Book on CD read by Simon Vance

The subtitle really says it all: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon.

Trout uses a “day-in-the-life” structure to relay various stories from his experience as a veterinary surgeon in Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts. He tells the reader in the introduction that the stories he relates are composites and examples of the cases he has dealt with.

I was expecting something in the way of James Herriott’s memoirs, but Trout isn’t anywhere near so good a writer. I will admit up front that I am not an animal lover. I like animals just fine, but I’m not sentimental about them (and, yes, I grew up with a succession of dogs as beloved family pets). So for me to be really involved in a book about pets and their owners, I need a writer who somehow makes the subject more universal. This book just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t find anything particularly humorous or entertaining. I was mostly bored.

Simon Vance narrated the audio version. I think he did a creditable job, but he really didn’t have great material to work with.
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
A good read, although I began to skim in parts when he got too bogged down in veterinary history that I wasn't as interested in. I grew attached to the pets and found myself wanting to know more-especially Sage. One confusing thing is that they're are many names: pets and human (families, doctors, techs) that it was sometimes hard to remember which was which. ( )
  skinglist | Sep 25, 2015 |
This is a pretty accurate depiction of what life as a veterinary professional has to do, and deal with, day to day. A great read for anyone considering a career in veterinary medicine. ( )
  cabracrazy18 | Jan 28, 2015 |
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It’s 2:47 a.m. when Dr. Nick Trout takes the phone call that starts another hectic day at the Angell Animal Medical Center. Sage, a ten-year old German shepherd, will die without emergency surgery for a serious stomach condition. Over the next twenty-four hours Dr. Trout fights for Sage’s life, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures frantic pet parents, and reflects on the humor, heartache, and inspiration in his life as an animal surgeon. And he wants to take you along for the ride.…

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.

You’ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages. With a wry and winning tone, Dr. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.

Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged. If you’ve ever had a pet or special place in your heart for furry friends, Dr. Trout’s irresistible book is for you.

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From the frontlines of modern medicine, this is an 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 21st century. Dr. Trout, an Englishman who is a staff surgeon at Boston's Angell Animal Medical Center, takes the reader on a vicarious journey through 24 intimate, heartrending hours in his life; his wry, companionable voice offers enlightening anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners --From publisher description.… (more)

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