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Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  110 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
FIRST PLACE GOLD METAL WINNER IN THE 2010 AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARD COMPETITION IN THE MEMIOR/BIOGRAPHY CATEGORY! ORIGINAL LIST PRICE $18.00. "The lessons of life choices are hidden within the covers of VETTING. Dr. Pete Freyburger tells us how he tried, failed, succeeded, and triumphed while serving his community, his family, his friends and animals. The humor and passion ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 15th 2009 by Pjf Publishing
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Caroline Smith
Jan 22, 2013 Caroline Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
During the winter break, I read Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian, by Dr. Pete Freyburger. I mainly read this book because I, too, would like to become a veterinarian. This autobiography is about Freyburger going through many obstacles to become a veterinarian. I highly recommend this book to all readers, especially those who love animals.
Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian has many positive attributes that led me to liking the book so greatly. One point was that Freyburger had stories of
This was an enjoyable read, and somewhat different from most veterinarians' memoirs (in a good way!). While many vet memoirs focus on cute or sad accounts of patient illnesses (along with droll descriptions of eccentric or neurotic clients), Dr. Freyburger's focus is on his journey as a veterinarian, which preceded his undergrad studies. He devotes quite of bit of time to description of his family life, which I quite liked. His account illuminated some aspects of veterinary practice that I had h ...more
Dec 02, 2013 Ruby rated it really liked it
I got this book for my daughter to read for her Veterinary Science project for 4-H, as it was recommended for children her age. While I disagree with the recommended reading age (too lengthy and boring for preteens), I really enjoyed the book. I felt that his idea of not only discussing his practice, but mingling parts of his personal life (such as missing two of his sons’ births-one of which was due to sheer exhaustion from his work life), and talking about his difficulty dealing with the inevi ...more
Written by a doctor of veterinary medicine, this book describes not only some of his patients and interesting cases, but more importantly concentrates on how he himself became a vet. The author talks about how his interests and class choices in school led to applying to veterinary school, and about all of the doubt and second-guessing that comes along with beginning a career where you are responsible for the lives of other creatures. While his personal journey is probably not unique, he was brav ...more
Jul 06, 2013 Cyndie rated it liked it
More than just a collection of anecdotes, Dr. Freyburger describes the saga of his career in veterinary medicine. He walks us through it all from when he first considered pursuing veterinary medicine to selling his practice at the end of his career.. The crisis of confidence he experienced in his first couple months of practice is familiar to us all and the stories about his patients are heartwarming. A well written, lovely book.
Sue Eckel
May 28, 2015 Sue Eckel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great tale of a practicing vet!

This was heartwarming, humbly yet very articulately written. It was particularly interesting because, although I do not know Dr Freyburger, he hails from my Buffalo NY area, and had a practice not far from my childhood home! Definitely worth the read, entertaining and touching! Would love to read more of his stories!
Aug 31, 2014 Adrianna rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing on so many different levels. I want to be a veterinarian when I am older and this gave me a peek at what I'd be in for. With the practice's ups and downs it discouraged me a bit, but with all of the milestones and experiences this man had and will have, I can't think of a better thing to do with my life than be a vet.
Apr 06, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
I loved this book about the true life of a Veterinarian. This book has a different approach to the doctor's story. He explains how he decided to become a veterinarian and how his career began. Very interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed this book so much. I recommend Vetting to everyone who loves animals and people. I read the Kindle version.
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