The author peppers his account with a bit too much technical jargon, but he is an articulate observer, and he knows how to tell a compelling story. Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read.
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The 4 stars would only apply to a reader truly interested in rural veterinarian practices in the 60s. I was fascinated by the detail but many wouldn't be.
Ships from and sold by domaine-solitude.com Just out of veterinary school, David Gross takes a job in Montana where he's eager to learn as much as he can as quickly as he can. He and his wife moved to Montana, newly married and inexperienced in life, so that Dr. Gross. Editorial Reviews. Review. Official Apex Reviews Rating: 5 stars domaine-solitude.com . Animals Don't Blush takes the reader on an enjoyable, eye-opening journey.
May 08, Dina Tanners rated it liked it. This is a very sweet, folksy book about a young vet freshly out of school in Colorado but from Arizona and newly married, starting his vet career in a small practice in rural Montana. I enjoy books about veterinarians and there are few of them in libraries, so i was happy to find this one. This book tells as much about rural life in Montana 50 years ago as about the veterinarian experience. The book could have used a better editor as I found words missing, as well as punctuation and spelling err This is a very sweet, folksy book about a young vet freshly out of school in Colorado but from Arizona and newly married, starting his vet career in a small practice in rural Montana.
The book could have used a better editor as I found words missing, as well as punctuation and spelling errors.
I thought this book started out pretty strong with anecdotes that I found touching and the seeds of some of the authors new relationships in his new town are planted. Return to Book Page. Gross also includes improvements in Veterinary Medicine. Gregory J Barkus rated it really liked it Sep 25, Theresa marked it as to-read Jul 18, The author easily draws you into his world in this captivating David R.
Aug 02, Elyse rated it liked it Shelves: Except for the fact that "All Creatures Great and Small" and this book are both about small town veterinarians, the similarity ends there. This is the memoir of a vet during the early s who practiced in Montana. Most of his patients were large farm animals but a few were family pets.
The author mentioned many times that he and his wife were Jewish. Most of their rancher neighbors never gave this a thought - with a few notable exceptions of bigotry. Gross describes his cases in technical Except for the fact that "All Creatures Great and Small" and this book are both about small town veterinarians, the similarity ends there. Gross describes his cases in technical detail easily understandable by the layman reader.
Dec 31, Joseph A. Brotherton rated it it was amazing.
A fun, easy read that reminded me of neighbors and farms of my youth. The author used a great narrative voice and descriptions to bring the stories alive. Dec 28, Stacy Marcucci rated it it was amazing. Great story The author wrote a very good story about the human and animal sides of his practice. Some of the stories could have been fleshed out more and the book ended rather abruptly. But it was still an interesting read with a good look at veterinary practices during the time period.
Jan 02, Lynn Hallbrooks rated it really liked it Shelves: I was introduced to this book last year when Dr. Gross became a member of Independent Authors and Writers. The synopsis of the book written on the site was well written and piqued my interest. I selected it as book of the day for Lynn's Literary Listing: As a result, Dr. Gross gifted me a book with the understanding that I would give it an honest review.
Story line as I see it: This is an autobiography of David R. It began shortly befo Introduction: It began shortly before he graduated Veterinary School when he met his future bride. We see highlights of their life before and during their stay in Sidney, Montana, circa There are a few curse words used but they are appropriate for the situation presented.
The book has some formatting issues which the author is aware of and plans to correct as soon as possible. Review Overall the story is very good. It is a look at a man of medicine who has a lot to teach others, not only about Veterinary Medicine but about life, history, and the culture of the times. There were some parts, when he describes a procedure performed, where I was taken back to my days as a coder. Gross intersperses some personal experiences and thoughts which gives it less of a medical record feel and more like a personal journal. I think this would be great for anyone interested in an Autobiography of a Veterinarian from the early era.
The book also has several notes of historical references. Gross also includes improvements in Veterinary Medicine. So if this is of interest to you then I highly recommend this book. You can await the up-coming revisions or look past the formatting issues and read it now. What a great book! I absolutely loved how the author described not only every animal he encountered and treated, their appearance and character, but also their owners and their relationship with their pets or farm animals.
I applauded the bravery with which David made sometimes fateful decisions for animals and managed to save many lives along the way, quickly ev What a great book! A most wonderful memoir I greatly enjoyed! Aug 10, Christie rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, the book was enjoyable and held my interest. The author described his clients and patients well and told a good story. However, there are a few reasons I didn't rate it higher. First, I was distracted by the poor editing. For example, dessert the tasty treat after dinner was spelled "desert" The author mentioned that food was placed in aluminum "bowels" should have been "bowls".
My book club members Overall, the book was enjoyable and held my interest. My book club members agreed it was extremely frustrating trying to read Bill Dow's long story about Teddy Roosevelt "most o' th' year th' Little Missouri be too shaller fer even a raft, you kin ride crost it horseback. Most of us skimmed that section because it was too difficult to slog through it. We also thought the book bogged down when the author listed every piece of equipment he brought from his truck for various patient visits.
That said, I'm not sorry I read it. It just could have been better. Sep 14, Tania rated it really liked it. Gross details his adventures 50 years ago as a young vet in his first job. He and his wife moved to Montana, newly married and inexperienced in life, so that Dr. Gross could take his first job under old-timer Dr.
The practice was built in a small town far from any big city. Gross finds himself becoming both a small and large animal expert as he tackles challenges of small town practice daily.
The book follows him through his tenure on this first job. It's interesting to read abo Dr. It's interesting to read about veterinary practices in the 's and compare how far veterinary medicine has come. Gross explains many of his techniques in great detail and offers commentary on some things that have changed the most. Transitions are a bit rough sometimes which takes away from the flow of the story, and the dialogue is not very organic. But I enjoyed reading about Dr. Gross and his wife's exploits in rural Montana in times past.