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

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

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My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope
Title
My patients and other animals
Title remainder
a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope
Statement of responsibility
by Suzanne Fincham-Gray
Title variation
My patients and other animals
Title variation remainder
a veterinarians stories of love, loss, and hope
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Language
eng
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" --
Summary
A memoir of the author's life spent in the company of animals illuminates the universal experiences of loving, healing and losing beloved pets, describing some of the remarkable cases that shaped her career while sharing a veterinarian's perspectives into the many ways that animals change our lives
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Biography type
autobiography
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10638358
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fincham-Gray, Suzanne
Dewey number
  • 636.089092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Fincham-Gray, Suzanne
  • Veterinarians
Target audience
adult
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a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope
Label
My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope, by Suzanne Fincham-Gray
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1019836261
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780812998184
Lccn
2017025329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1019836261
Label
My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope, by Suzanne Fincham-Gray
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019836261
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780812998184
Lccn
2017025329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019836261

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