9781570718229

Real People Don't Own Monkeys: And Other Stories of Pets, Their People and the Vets Who See It All

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  • ISBN13:

    9781570718229

  • ISBN10:

    1570718229

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-03-01
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
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Summary

This collection of strange but true stories evokes the hilarious, often poignant world of a veteran veterinarian. The reader gets a sneak-peak at the secret world of those staid-looking veterinary hospitals -- the joy, the grief and the catastrophes that no one ever mentions.

Author Biography

J. Veronika Kiklevich, D.V.M., is a clinical instructor at Washington State University Veterinary Hospital, where she practices clinical medicine and teaches veterinary students. She has also dispensed veterinary advice on her cable television show called For Pet's Sakes, which was broadcast throughout suburban Boston Steven N. Austad is a professor of zoology at the University of Idaho where he studies animal behavior and the biology of aging

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xv
Microwave Cat
1(5)
You Are Not Necessarily What You Eat---Thank Goodness
6(7)
Lazarus Turtles
13(7)
I Don't Think We're Seeing Eye to Eye
20(8)
A Pig's Best Friend
28(7)
Down and Almost Out
35(8)
The (Imagined) Emotional Lives of Animals
43(12)
We Seem to Be Having Some Technical Difficulties
55(12)
A Bird in the Hand
67(10)
Monty---Psycho-python
77(9)
Just Think If He'd Really Been Sick
86(7)
Come On, Iggy, Say Hello to the Doctor
93(11)
Ever See a Skeleton in a Tree?
104(9)
At Least I'm Not Hung Up about It
113(15)
A Pack of Trouble
128(16)
Night Tales
144(27)
Guns
171(16)
Michael Kelley, Kelli Kelley, and the Law
187(18)
Fortunately, I Have Just What You Need
205(11)
Kosrae
216(16)
Ike, the Irrepressible
232

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