Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (Or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life an

By Laurie Hess
Whether it s an umbrella cockatoo who s not eating, a depressed chinchilla, a pregnant potbellied pig, or a ferret possibly needing surgery, exotic animal vet Laurie Hess is at the front lines with some remarkable petsand their equally eccentric, dedicated, and sometimes demanding owners. Following a week in Dr. Hess s life as she tries to uncover the source of an unknown ailment killing some of her most vulnerable patients, Unlikely Companions is an
All Creatures Great and Small with a mysterious twist that includes a special message about managing our most important relationshipsthose with our friends, coworkers, children, spouses, and ourselves.
Dr. Hess takes everyday as it comes and treats whatever enters her office with compassion, and knowledge, and sometimes even humor.
Martha Stewart

Booklist, 10/15/16 [Shows] readers a week in the life of an exotic-animal vetAn easy-reading, enjoyable stroll in Hess s shoes. "
"To this contemporaryJames Herriot, the exotic is the everyday. Dr. Laurie Hess has written afascinating account of her care of many unusual pets. You will be swept up inher race to find a cure that will save dying animals and the frequent E.R.-likeaction, as well as the heartfelt, healthful connections of lovingpeople for their extraordinary pets."--Dr. Marty Becker, America s Veterinarian and author of The Healing Power of Pets"



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ISBN: 9780738219578

About the Hardcover

Publisher Da Capo Press
Publish date 11/01/2016
Pages 256
ISBN-13 9780738219578
ISBN-10 0738219576
Language English

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