Come along on another adventure with Dr. Dave Perrin, as he continues his veterinary career in a tiny rural town, with all the ups and downs of life in the 1970's.
Construction on his dream home is progressing at a snail’s pace, but everything else in Dr. Dave’s complicated life is charging ahead full tilt. He’s hired a recent graduate to assist with his practice and is moving to a new clinic. With faithful dog, Lug, at his side, Dave deals with a multitude of eccentric clients and unpredictable patients: Petunia, the housebroken calf; Skroopchuck, the cat from hell; Snowball, the cockatoo with a taste for blood; Gretta Maletta, the family pet who doesn’t know she’s a chicken; and Coonie, the wayward raccoon who lays claim to the family farm.
A horse in distress brings Dr. Dave in touch with romance again when he meets the owner. Although people say he can work magic with animals, can his charm work on the human species? Meanwhile, the new vet has everyone convinced he alone can solve their problems. While mentoring his assistant, Dr. Dave learns a few things himself – that not everyone responds to the rigours of practice as he does and that his protégé appears to be leaning to the dark side…
As reviewers say, "Dr. Perrin tells a good story." His book series, "Adventures of a Country Vet" is an international bestseller.
If you like this book, which is #5 in the series, you'll enjoy the others -
Book 1 - Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn
Book 2 - Dr. Dave's Stallside Manner
Book 3 - Where Does It Hurt?
Book 4 - Never Say Die
Book 5 - When the Going Gets Tough
These books follow Dave's life, filled with quirky characters and interesting situations, as he builds a life of his own in the tiny town of Creston, B.C.
“Keep Sweet: Children of Polygamy”, a book he wrote with Debbie Palmser about the polygamous community of Bountiful, won the 2005 VanCity prize for the best BC book on women’s issues.