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Animal Matters

Animal Matters

Animals bond people and transcend class, financial and cultural barriers, pets matter to people more than anything, but what happens to those people who can’t afford pet insurance or vet’s bills.

Animal Matters is a diary of real-life cases written during a year of Charlotte’s career working as a veterinary surgeon in a 24-hour inner-city London animal charity hospital. The book provides readers with a revealing, honest, emotional experience, with deeply sad moments followed by amusing and unimaginable ones. Charlotte writes both short amusing diary entries along with more detailed accounts and reflections back on her training and the experiences and difficulties she has come up against over the decade since she graduated.

Throughout the book you will get to know both the animals and the people and how close the bond between us can be. Charlotte also discusses contemporary issues in veterinary medicine such as animal euthanasia, RSPCA welfare cases, mental health issues within the veterinary profession, ethical concerns around pedigree dog breeding and the laws on dangerous dogs.

Animal Matters is a moving and heartwarming book about the unconditional love between animals and humans, and how deep the bond can be.

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 21st February 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529319460

Reviews

With as many horrifying stories as heartwarming ones, this is a fascinating look at the year in the life of a vet at a London animal charity hospital. There are some proper belly laughs as well as some insights that will truly stick with you - and after reading it you'll never buy a dog online.
Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia