Don't Turn your Back in the Barn

Don't Turn your Back in the Barn

Adventures of A Country Vet

Book - 2000
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For 26 years, Dr. David Perrin served as a country veterinarian in the rural (but never quiet) Creston valley of southern British Columbia. "Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn" is his engaging and entertaining firsthand account of his rookie year on the job in the early 1970s. Reminiscent of the beloved books of British veterinarian and writer James Herriot, Perrin's book is by turns heartbreaking and hysterical. In 22 stories, he relays his encounters with an eclectic group of two-legged clients and a roster of four-legged patients that range in size from a newborn kitten to a 1,500-pound pregnant heifer. Perrin's honest account of veterinary life includes his mistakes, successes, and frequent searches for answers to problems that most of us will thankfully never have to consider (for example, how does one discourage the advances of an amorous billy goat'). Passion, pathos, adventure, humor - "Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn" has it all.
Publisher: Lister, B.C. : Dave's Press : 2000
ISBN: 9780968794302
0968794300
Branch Call Number: 636.089 P428d
Characteristics: 322p illus

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

The hilarious adventures of a “real live vet” living in Creston, British Columbia. A most enjoyable read.

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rlancaster31
Feb 12, 2014

A lovely read - full of stories that make you feel like you were there with David on his appointments with the patients.
Makes you laugh, and makes you (almost) cry!

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rlancaster31 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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