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Vet on Call: My First Year as an Out-of-Hours Vet

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When his father sat him down and told him to "make something" of himself, young vet Marc Abraham decided to do it the hard way—by setting up an emergency "out of hours" clinic. If getting used to the long night shifts wasn’t bad enough, emergency cases are rarely straightforward. Whether it was dog who swallowed golf balls, or a gerbil in urgent need of a caesarean, every ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by Ebury Press (first published February 26th 2011)
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Loved it! I found it equally funny and sad in places. I'm so glad there are people like Marc in the world!
I read this after I read his Pets in Need book, which is a children's adaptation of Vet on Call. As a childrens librarian I read lots of children's and teen books, and my daughter loves animals so I bring things home for animal stories for her. So really this review is of both books :)

Pets in need is good, but kids who love animals want to read about the animals, and there's a bit too much information about the vet himself and his practice. It was superflous to the story, and I notice my daughte
This memoir has to be at the top of the Christmas list for every animal lover and individual who aspires to work in an animal-based career, being that it is the most insightful personal account that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Told ‘from the horses mouth’ (so to speak) this novel tells the story of a veterinarians job role in such an informal, quite colloquial and chatty way that makes you feel a part of the authors work, as if this account is being told to you personally. For anyon ...more
Warm hearted, humorous and enjoyable to read, if of course, you are interested in animals.
Hilarious makes your imagination work overtime
quite cute and very entertaining.
I found it interesting to know more about what a vet does, so I enjoyed the book, although it might have been somewhat directed to young adults/children, which I find boring. And if I cared more about what people think, I would be embarassed about reading this book with that cover in public, it looks childish, like I'm having problems with reading.
All in all, the story was inspiring and felt authentic, and the details about the medical stuff were interesting.
I'm afraid I wouldn't refer my clients to the emergency practice he describes - I expect a different level of care for my patients.
The story was OK.
The day to day life as an out of hours vet and the people and their pets he encountered. An often funny sometimes sad lighthearted read
Princess Hannah
Lots of touching and funny stories in the book. Definitely highlights the trials and tribulations of the job! Well done Marc!
Claire Hood
I really enjoyed this book.having worked in a vets for 4 years it was really enjoyable to read
Easy read..cute and entertaining if you're in the mood for something light and like animals.
Jane Caruana
Very emotive in places, while humourous in others, a good read.
James Herriot rides again - or not... but still fun.
Lilias Bennie
Not James Herriot. Easy read but disappointing.
Jumped around too much.
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