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Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Can you believe that really happened Do you want to renew your amazement at how pets enrich our lives? Was recognized Runner Up in Memoirs category for Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival 2013 and Honorable Mention in London Book Festival too! This memoir is a privileged glimpse into the life of a charismatic and skilled veterinarian. Personal and medical details paint ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Createspace (first published June 3rd 2013)
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Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Cyndie by: Kathryn Primm
Shelves: own, animal-vet-books
An excellent little book filled with simple, heartwarming stories that will be familiar to veterinary staff member and insightful for pet lovers.

Dr. Primm isn't afraid to show the heartbreaking as well as the uplifting moments in veterinary medicine. Plus, she does it in a way that pays homage pet owners who cherish their furry family members but also cautions them against some dangers their pets may face.

If that wasn't enough, the proceeds from the books sale go toward a worthy cause.
C.M. Truxler
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, memoire
Tennessee Tails Leaves Them Wagging

Tennessee Tails Pets and Their People by Kathryn Primm, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) is a work that animal lovers and pet owners alike will cherish. This endearing memoire gives a much-needed glimpse into the lives and experiences endowing a veterinary clinic. Primm’s book is an easy, but emotional read. Readers will laugh aloud one minute and be in tears the next. The main thing that bridges the gap between reader and author with this work, besides the
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dogs
Tennessee Tails is a series of short stories about events that really happened in the author's veterinary practice.

How many times have you wondered about the stories your vet could tell about his pet patients and their people? Well, here is a behind the scenes peek.

Obviously told from the heart, Tennessee Tails is charming and often humorous. Primm writes in a chatty, personal style. Almost immediately, you'll feel you're having a conversation with a friend.

The stories are fairly evenly divided
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this short glimpses into the author's life as a vet! I received this great little book through a GoodReads Giveaway, and I'm so glad I did. Each chapter is a story in itself, and each story works together to give the reader a complete picture of Dr. Primm. I especially love how each one of the animals becomes a character all their own; and why not? After all, that's the reason Dr. Primm became a vet in the first place! I think my favorite is the story of Merlin, but I imagin ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book!

I just happened to start reading this the night before a person came into our home and said, "What's wrong with that dog. It looks pitiful. Is it all wet?"

Yes, my eleven-year-old Golden Retriever is a little labored as he tries to stand with osteoarthritis in his back leg due to an injury when he was young before we became his forever home. Yes, he was wet! He spends a little time resting in his wading pool morning and evening in this sweltering summer heat. Most of his ti
William Reid
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the love of pets and their families

This is such an inspirational book. The author obviously loves her life and is dedicated to families and their treasured pets. She has a real understanding of how much our pets are a wonderful addition to family. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who loves their pets. Looking forward to more.
Cindy Phillips
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting.

Enjoyed reading about this veterinarian and the everyday life of a vet. If you like stories about animals, you'll like this book.
Teresa Lavoie
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick read

I thought this book was well written and interesting. Read this before going to sleep and finished it in an hour.
Clare O'Beara
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I always like to read memoirs of vets and this one is set in a country area where snakes and other wildlife can interfere with the smooth pet ownership of the people.

Kathryn had an early love of horses and from this moved to training as a vet, then opening a small animal practice in a purpose built building. Her day to day work included the usual spaying and neutering but also more serious cases. She was determined to do the best she could to help animals and their owners. The nature of this jo
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is not what you would normally expect when you consider the author is a veterinarian. What it is--the heart warming and sometimes heartbreaking stories of some of her patients and their owners. The pets and people's identities are fictitious, not so the stories. Katherine Primm is not only a caring vet and human being-she is a great writer who will immerse you in these stories involving you and drawing you right in to the laughter and predicaments only a person who owns a pet will trul ...more
Te Gobble
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a easy to read book to curl up with for an afternoon or two, this is a great choice. Sadly, I had never heard of the book until I received this as a Christmas present. My friend had preread it. Ha It will make you laugh and cry. The author's care and love of her clients and their pets is evident. She tells stories from her own life as well. The only downside I seen was that it wasn't longer. It reminds me of the James Herriot books I love. I hadn't even finished it when I p ...more
loretta ann thomas-brisbon
This is a great book!

Whether you're a pet owner/lover, or just a pet lover you will enjoy the stories contained in this book. I especially enjoyed the resolution to the mysterious ailments of the poor little "mean spirited" Chihuahua!
From the beginning to the end, Dr. Primm kept me entertained, involved, as well as, informed.
I thank God that the good Dr. recovered, and is practicing once again! She and her family were very blessed!
I eagerly look forward to the next installment of anecdotes!
Sue Eckel
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great animal tales!

Interesting stories from a veterinarian who loves animals and tells us a little something of their personalities as well as their treatments. Good read for animal lovers!
Rebecca Strickland

Amusing and funny but down to earth about the everyday life of a female veterinarian and some of her patients and own pets. It was hard to put this down once I began to read it.I wish it were longer.
Eileen E Cartwright
Good read

I enjoyed this book. I liked the collection of short tales about the author's experiences as a vet. They were amusing, touching and sometimes required kleenex
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to read a sequel of this wonderful book.

Great stories by a wonderful veterinarian. I hope she continues to write and chronicles her adventures as a small animal vet.
Cheryl A. Breidigan
Quick Read

Love all books that are animal related and this one was no exception. Very interesting with a really good mix of individual stories.
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Dr. Kathryn Primm is a practicing small animal veterinarian and writer. She has spoken with students and other veterinarians about effective communications.
She has a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and enjoys interaction with others about her passions, animals and communication. Tennessee Tails is her first book. She was also featured in the Ask A Veterinarian column in Wom
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