Never Turn your Back on An Angus Cow

Never Turn your Back on An Angus Cow

My Life as A Country Vet

Large Print - 2014
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"The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in 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. From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family's farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it's like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn't afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what's best for his patients and their hard working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781410473486
1410473481
Branch Call Number: 636.089092 POL
Characteristics: 387 p.
Additional Contributors: Fisher, David 1946 April 16-

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red_ape_1317
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.

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occy
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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Oct 17, 2017

red_ape_1317 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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