Pets in a Pickle (Prospect House 1) Paperback – 3 May 2011
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Foreword by Jim Wight, son of James Herriot and author of The Real James Herriot James Herriot became, through his writing, the most famous veterinarian in the world. Two things, to me, stand out as integral to his worldwide success as an author: his books are not just about vets treating animals, they are about people, and he writes about others, not just himself. Malcolm Welshman's book, Pets in a Pickle, is, too, not just a collection of animals stories. The author paints a vivid picture of many fascinating characters - human and animal - resulting in a most enjoyable and amusing read. The veterinary profession is one enriched by the most interesting and challenging situations, wherein the veterinary surgeon is confronted by a variety of unforgettable characters. MalcolmWelshman's experiences as a young veterinary surgeon, recounted in a most readable way, illustrate this very well. It is often said that vets have little interest in books or TV programmes about other members of their profession. It is regarded as 'old hat', revealing nothing new. I did not find this to be the case with this book. The author describes his early life in practice in a most entertaining way. The book is extremely easy to read and the text gives the reader a most enjoyable insight into the unpredictable but fascinating life of the veterinary surgeon. I wish this book every success. _____________________________________________________________________ When Paul Mitchell arrives for his first day's work at Prospect House Veterinary Hospital, he never expects this...Oh his very first day, he is bitten by a feisty hamster...but this is a mere prelude to a cavalcade of hilarious - and often painful - encounters with fish, flesh and fowl. From stalking a feral cat to rescuing a cow stuck in a gravel pit, life is never short of animal adventures for the newly qualified vet. On top of treating all manner of creatures at the practice, Paul and his girlfriend Lucy, also nurse a host
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on 1 August 2016
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I roared with laughter at this book,much as I did as a child when reading James Herriots books. From the slightly slow sisters,to the neurotic horse owners this book had me hooked from the first page. I eagerly look forward to reading more of Mr Welshmans veterinary musings.
on 27 May 2017
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I much enjoyed the series of interesting and amusing events centred on the early experiences of this young vet in his first appolntment since qualifying. The style of writing and particularly his descriptive skill kept hold of my attention. A good read for anyone interested in the work of a vet but its not just the animals who hold centre stage its very much the owners too. WILF LOCKYER.
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Enjoyed the story line and the characters so much. I would recommend this to anyone who loves animals and vet stories.
Very funny in places. Reminiscent of "all creatures great and small". Enjoyed it.
Enjoyed the book and looking forward to reading the rest.seems like pet owners cause more aggro than the animals!brilliant.well worth reading.
Not what I expected against the reviews and summary. Disappointing.
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