The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten: Even More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian

ECW. Oct. 2022. 300p. ISBN 9781770416697. pap. $17.95. PETS
Drawing upon his 30 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian in Canada, Schott (How To Examine a Wolverine) has successfully added yet another collection of entertaining anecdotes to his repertoire. Known for his honest, witty, yet sentimental storytelling, Schott’s third installment in his highly popular “The Accidental Veterinarian” series includes tales of duck, pelican, and leopard patients, in addition to his many dog and cat clients and their owners. Each of its entries, arranged in alphabetical order by their titles, contains wisdom and life lessons learned that can be applicable to anyone. Readers are treated to his musings on the day-to-day world of veterinarians, covering recent adjustments made for COVID, facility and funding concerns, staff interactions and special vocabulary, heretofore known mostly to veterinarians and those who work with them. Veterinarians and others who work with animals will relate to Schott’s writing, and novice readers will be treated to the special insight of the profession and the character of those who work in it.
VERDICT An entertaining, simple book, worthwhile for any library. This volume fits perfectly with Schott’s two previous “The Accidental Veterinarian” books.
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