*Book 2A dog that stops eating, a cat that throws up, a pet that won't stop itching...What could be wrong?Place yourself as the narrator in seven unique stories about dogs and cats. When a medical emergency or illness impacts the pet, you will have the opportunity to diagnose the problem and suggest treatment. Following each story is the treatment plan offered by Dr. Ed Blesy, a 16 year practicing veterinarian. You will learn veterinary terms and diagnoses while being entertained with fun, interesting stories. If you've ever thought about being a veterinarian, this is the book for you.For ages 9-13
Author: J. M. Bedell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
"In the tenth installment of the BE WHAT YOU WANT series, So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like--the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences such as: - Veterinarian - Zookeeper - Wildlife Photographer - K9 Officer - Marine Biologist - And more! In addition to tips and interviews from animal experts in professional industries, So, You Want to Work with Animals? includes inspiring stories from kids who currently work with animals as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help kids pave the path to their dream job! Jane (J. M.) Bedell spent her childhood daydreaming in hayfields, talking to cows, and finding heroes between the pages of books. She is a full-time writer of historical fiction and nonfiction for children. She received her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University in Minnesota. She lives in rural Oregon with her husband and a plethora of animals. Visit her at jmbedell.com."--
A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals—a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experience of loving, healing, and losing our beloved pets, and the many ways they change our lives. 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. “Suzy Fincham-Gray gives readers rare insight into the making of a compassionate doctor. Her passion for both science and the animals she cares for, combined with her eloquence as a writer, made me want Suzy as both my dogs’ veterinarian and my own friend.”—Teresa J. Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Dog Lived (and So Will I)
From an experienced and highly respected authority in the veterinary world comes a comprehensive must-have guide to everything you need to know to ensure high-quality health care for your beloved animal companions. Our pets mean the world to us and we go out of our way to pamper them, from gourmet cat treats to doggie daycare. We should, of course, also demand the very best when it comes to their health. But how do we choose the right veterinarian? How do we know if our pets are receiving proper medical treatment or the most effective therapy when they are sick? Remarkable progress has been made in veterinary medicine, but there is still much disparity in the health care provided for pets. Dr. Louise Murray cuts through the confusion, addresses the common concerns of pet owners, and arms you with knowledge so you can avoid substandard care. Inside you’ll find information on • how to choose a veterinarian • what to look for during your pet’s exam • when it’s time to seek out a specialist • how to make sure your pet is protected by up-to-date technology, safe anesthesia protocols, and advanced surgical techniques • proper pain management and adequate nursing care for your pet • the lowdown on vaccinations • the growing realm of alternative veterinary medicine • the latest pet insurance plans • the use and misuse of steroid medication She also gives counsel on where to turn if you suspect improper care, and provides comforting advice on saying good-bye. Vet Confidential is an honest and vital source that will help pet owners make sure that their cherished pets will live a long, happy, and healthy life. From the Hardcover edition.
“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.
Do you dream of becoming a Veterinarian? Want to make that dream a reality? Based on his experience of graduating in the recent past and from working in the veterinary industry, Dr. Patterson provides insight and clarity to what can be a difficult and complicated journey. Ideal for children ages 10+, "How to Become a Veterinarian" is a must have how-to guide for the aspiring veterinarian. Each section of this book outlines steps to methodically progress towards the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. By breaking down the path into multiple smaller stages and focusing on specific goals during each stage, you too can realize your dream of becoming a veterinarian.
The Nature of Animal Healing is a groundbreaking, inspirational contribution to animal care. Dr. Martin Goldstein, one of the most successful and best-known holistic veterinarians in the country, offers here, for the first time, invaluable insights into how to give our pets a healthy, happy, and long life. Dr. Goldstein--a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who runs a renowned clinic in South Salem, New York--begins by explaining his approach to alternative treatment: what it is, how it works, and why it's especially important that animals be treated holistically. Holistic pet care essentially revolves around the notion that the best way to cure an animal who is ill is to help the animal cure itself. We are not the true healers of our pets--they are. By treating the root of the problem instead of its symptoms, holistic medicine enables our pets to regain and maintain their own health. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Dr. Goldstein not only shares his philosophy of how animals should--must--be treated, but also shows us exactly what to do. With moving and often entertaining examples from his years of practice, he offers prescriptive advice for the pet lover of every stripe: why we shouldn't feed our animals commercial pet food; why vaccines can actually do more harm than good; how acupuncture and homeopathic medicine can be used to help our pets; why pets need to experience a "healing crisis" in order to get well; and much, much more. In his practice, Dr. Goldstein has had extraordinary success treating cancer and leukemia. Here, he begins to decipher the riddle of those killer diseases and shows us how best to treat them, as well as how to prevent them from occurring. Included is the exhaustive "Alphabet of Ailments," a list that tackles common afflictions one by one--the most useful guide ever published in a book on animal care. Dr. Goldstein also turns to the spiritual realm, addressing how the emotional bonds we form with our animals have the power to provoke and cure disease. In his smart, helpful, and comforting style, he tells us how to deal with the inevitable death of a pet--both physically and psychologically. Finally, there is an indispensable source guide: a complete listing of pet health-care centers, doctors, and products. So wherever you live, you will be able to act on the advice and recommendations you are sure to take to heart. The Nature of Animal Healing is a revolutionary guide that no pet owner should be without. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Nicholas Dodman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-07-11
"A celebrated veterinary behaviorist describes the practice of One Medicine, which hinges on the belief that humans and other animals have minds that work the same way, experience similar emotions and share the same neurochemistry, "--NoveList.
Author: Kate A. W. Roby
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Release Date: 2009
An easy-to-follow guide written to help pet owners understand and take control of their animal's health features profiles of more than two hundred drugs and their side effects, the latest in alternative medicine, a directory of pet organizations, and much more. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Are you good around animals? Being a vet isn't just about cuddling cute kittens - and this book tells it how it is! Packed with 'creature feature' facts and a real-life account of 'a day in the life of a vet', it'll teach you everything you need to know about working with animals. This book is beautifully designed and features full-colour artwork as well as photos from the Royal Veterinary College, giving a true sense of what it's like to train as a vet.
Author: Alex Gough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats, Third Edition provides a comprehensive exploration of current knowledge of breed predispositions based on rigorous examination of primary research. Incorporates the latest research, new testing methods, and newly-discovered predispositions and diseases Provides expanded information on genetics, epidemiology, and longevity Includes key characteristics of diseases, including pathogenesis, genetics, risks, and common presentations Indexes dogs and cats by breed, with listings of common inherited and predisposed disorders organized by body system Includes absolute and relative frequency/occurrence data for conditions, along with references to further information