Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope

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10 thoughts on “Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    One day in the life of a veterinary business There were some interesting stories, but nothing out of the ordinary What elevated the book for me was that it was a buddy read with my friend Sheila who has worked in both the practical and business side of veterinary medicine One of my cats, Talullah, suffered an agonising death when the vet couldn t find a vein to pop the going to sleep forever medicine in I wasn t there but it was so traumatic my son still can t speak of it So I learned exa One day in the life of a veterinary business There were some interesting stories, but nothing out of the ordinary What elevated the book for me was that it was a buddy read with my friend Sheila who has worked in both the practical and business side of veterinary medicine One of my cats, Talullah, suffered an agonising death when the vet couldn t find a vein to pop the going to sleep forever medicine in I wasn t there but it was so traumatic my son still can t speak of it So I learned exactly what medication I could give at home to sedate a cat if that awful situation should ever recur That, and an interesting discussion on why a dog should have special dog food and not raw meat elevated an otherwise 3 star book to 3.5, rounded up


  2. Jim Jim says:

    3.5 stars, but I just can t give it 4 stars It is an interesting look at a modern vet his hospital where he specializes in surgery on dogs cats There are plenty of references to Herriot I think he wanted to write in that vein, but the tone was too uneven he is too callous to carry that off He didn t get the people the way Herriot did, although he does describe them superficially quite well Marg tried reading this, but put it down about a quarter of the way through, about the worst pa 3.5 stars, but I just can t give it 4 stars It is an interesting look at a modern vet his hospital where he specializes in surgery on dogs cats There are plenty of references to Herriot I think he wanted to write in that vein, but the tone was too uneven he is too callous to carry that off He didn t get the people the way Herriot did, although he does describe them superficially quite well Marg tried reading this, but put it down about a quarter of the way through, about the worst part of the book view spoiler He cheerfully tells a resident that it was OK to run hundreds of dollars in unnecessary tests because the dog s owner will be so thrilled that it doesn t have cancer IOW, his true character really shines through hide spoiler That turned Marg off completely I continued on am glad I did It never wowed me, but it was worth it.From a factual standpoint, it was quite interesting, if a bit scattered Normally, I d say that would help make the facts easier to digest, but he d go off on tangents for too long, especially if I could read for only a short time Still, many interesting facts opinions came through While I didn t agree with many the latter he made some wonderful points to ponder.He is one of the people who is helping Americans spend an unprecedented amount of money on pet health care He routinely did 5000 operations on animals that didn t have a great chance of recovery nor long to live He s OK with that explains his reasons I didn t find those reasons very compelling, but it is how he makes his living, so I suppose he had to rationalize it Still, he s against ear tail docking, his case against it was not only superficial, but wrong in some of the facts was entirely at odds with his case for multiple surgeries on a dog with mere months to live I found that rather chilling as his ego overrides his professed compassion.Overall, I don t like the author nor his type of vet practice IMO, he s rationalized his hunger for the dollar just as some other vets have I know the type will use them We have one near us technically, they don t come any better For tricky surgeries on one of the dogs, we will use them occasionally, high priced as they are I don t doubt their surgical skills, only their common sense compassion For day to day pet care, we will stick with our regular group, a bunch of young vets who really do think their patients come first


  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    As I was walking through Borders, during a rare moment of free time from my first year of veterinary school, I stumbled upon this book and bought it without a second thought A decision I don t regret I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is considering a career in veterinary medicine or who is currently in veterinary school and needs their struggles to be put into perspective Fear not, for those of you who are animal lovers and may not be knowledgeable about medicine, Dr Trout doe As I was walking through Borders, during a rare moment of free time from my first year of veterinary school, I stumbled upon this book and bought it without a second thought A decision I don t regret I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is considering a career in veterinary medicine or who is currently in veterinary school and needs their struggles to be put into perspective Fear not, for those of you who are animal lovers and may not be knowledgeable about medicine, Dr Trout does not overwhelm the books with medical jargon that is not clearly explained in layman terms.Like any book that deals with animals, it will make you depressed, it will make you overwhelmed with joy, and it will make you laugh


  4. Chris Gordon Chris Gordon says:

    An excellent book all around Tell Me Where it Hurts had lots of funny anecdotes, heartwarming stories as well as its fair share of heartbreaking moments, and an overall inspirational feel to it I truly love animals and had even once considered becoming a veterinarian myself when I was a little kid, so I hold this book in very high regards due to its subject matter though, you do not need to have an interest in veterinary sciences to enjoy this book to its fullest extent I know that anyone w An excellent book all around Tell Me Where it Hurts had lots of funny anecdotes, heartwarming stories as well as its fair share of heartbreaking moments, and an overall inspirational feel to it I truly love animals and had even once considered becoming a veterinarian myself when I was a little kid, so I hold this book in very high regards due to its subject matter though, you do not need to have an interest in veterinary sciences to enjoy this book to its fullest extent I know that anyone who cares for animals or has pets of their own will easily connect with Dr Trout and his treasure trove of animal tails forgive the pun You will find a range of stories included in this memoir involving a variety of animals and their equally interesting owners Of the stories included, I especially enjoyed reading about how Dr Trout came around to becoming a veterinarian when he was inspired by following one for a day as reluctant to do so as he was initially Throughout this book, I felt like I was with Dr Trout in the animal hospital meeting the animals, preforming the surgeries, experiencing the accomplishments as well as the losses, and going through the roller coaster ride of emotions that follows suit in such a profession Definitely a powerful book that will not leave you out of the action I think this would be an excellent book to pick up if you want to pursue a career in veterinary science or animal care, but it will just as easily appeal to anyone who loves animals in general Tell Me Where it Hurts can help prospective veterinarians acclimate themselves to the emotional side of treating animals, whereas a textbook would only prepare someone for the technical side of caring for and operating on animals In a complex field such as this, knowing what kind of emotional highs and lows await you is just as important as knowing how to perform a complex procedure, in my opinion, so this memoir should not be discounted by those with a serious mind for a future in animal care


  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    I disagree with a lot of previous reviews of this book In 280 some odd pages, Nick Trout has managed to accomplish the seemingly impossible and find words to describe the indescribable relationship between owner and pet Seldom has an author been able to take something so abstract and create something tangible.This book is less of a day in the life of a veterinarian than a collection of anecdotes and memories Nick Trout chose to write it in this manner in order to cleverly convey the normal he I disagree with a lot of previous reviews of this book In 280 some odd pages, Nick Trout has managed to accomplish the seemingly impossible and find words to describe the indescribable relationship between owner and pet Seldom has an author been able to take something so abstract and create something tangible.This book is less of a day in the life of a veterinarian than a collection of anecdotes and memories Nick Trout chose to write it in this manner in order to cleverly convey the normal hectic pace of every day at the hospital All of these events may not have occurred on the same day in reality, but they are meant to tie together Dr Trout s most prominent memories to resemble his every day life.All in all, this book was a good read Not many veterinarians can write so successfully I wouldn t compare him to James Herriot, but Dr Nick Trout is certainly an accomplished author in his own right I do not recommend this read for anyone that has no interest in animals, but if you have ever looked into your loving dog s eyes or snuggled your kitten by the fireplace, I would say this is a book you would enjoy


  6. Robin Robin says:

    Having spent hours in veterinary hospitals with various pets over the years, I am always curious about the lives on the other side of the table the veterinarians Their diagnoses are made often solely on observation, because their patients obviously can t communicate verbally about their distress hence the ironic title And so Tell Me Where It Hurts revolves loosely on several different cases Trout, an orthopedic surgical specialist, sees in the course of a day Unlike many works of nonficti Having spent hours in veterinary hospitals with various pets over the years, I am always curious about the lives on the other side of the table the veterinarians Their diagnoses are made often solely on observation, because their patients obviously can t communicate verbally about their distress hence the ironic title And so Tell Me Where It Hurts revolves loosely on several different cases Trout, an orthopedic surgical specialist, sees in the course of a day Unlike many works of nonfiction by those for whom writing is not a primary profession, Trout is actually a talented writer I enjoyed his wry sense of humor, both in his quirkly observations a dog peeing in the snow is a yellow tribute to Jackson Pollack on a frozen canvas and his stories a couple s discovery of infidelity when a vet reveals the source of an abdominal obstruction a black fishnet stocking that most certainly did not belong to the female partner Trout weaves his insight and perspective into the various issues vets must face such as performing euthanasia, the rising costs of veterinary medicine, the difficult task of introducing poor prognoses to loving owners in with anecdotes about his life growing up, his work as a student vet, and the case load Some readers have complained that the effect is disjointed, but it read much like a real vet going through an actual day, where multi tasking several animals throughout their treatments and recoveries is a must That, interspersed with rounds and other conversations, is simply how vets work Overall, I really enjoyed this book Anyone who has loved an animal will relate to the cases in the book, and may need a tissue or two


  7. Melanie Moore Melanie Moore says:

    I know the average reader will go to this book for cutesy animal stories and they are there For me, the read was therapeutic in a sense It s nice to hear that these sort of scenarios go down in other hospitals There s emergencies in the middle of the night, surgeries to remove the most disgusting things from intestines, owners who can t stop trying to find a cure and people who think that veterinary medicine is a waste of the consumer s money.Veterinary medicine has challenges by the boatload I know the average reader will go to this book for cutesy animal stories and they are there For me, the read was therapeutic in a sense It s nice to hear that these sort of scenarios go down in other hospitals There s emergencies in the middle of the night, surgeries to remove the most disgusting things from intestines, owners who can t stop trying to find a cure and people who think that veterinary medicine is a waste of the consumer s money.Veterinary medicine has challenges by the boatload We practice on a wide spectrum of species We meet people who want to do everything for their pet but don t have the money There are people with tons of money but would never spend it on a dog or cat You ll see cases that you know are doomed from the start, but sometimes you ll have miracles pull through when you least expect it.All of this plus being constantly sprayed with some sort of bodily excrement and still being able to smile when people refer to MD s as real doctors.I found myself crying during several stories and laughing uncontrollably at others The Jack Russler story hilarious All of the stories in the book do not actually take place in the Day Of Humor, Healing And Hope As he takes on each new case, he recalls other similar cases Anyone who has spent time with a veterinary crowd knows that one story leads to another story that leads to another I saw some reviewers found this sort of story telling awkward I guess it came naturally to me.I plan to pass this book around to my coworkers If you are in the veterinary field, I strongly recommend this book for some RR reading that still ties in with your occupation If you are an animal lover, I think you will enjoy it also If you don t love animals, then you are just a weirdo


  8. Nancy Mills Nancy Mills says:

    Listened to this on cd and found it just charming A great glimpse into the life of a small animal vet, and into his head and heart as well He deals with the dilemma of whether to keep pets alive, sometimes at significant costs as opposed to euthanizing and ending their pain Of course, there is no hard and fast rule it s a judgement call, and it s often very tough In spite of the sometimes very serious subject matter, the book is written with humor and sparkle and is generally upbeat a Listened to this on cd and found it just charming A great glimpse into the life of a small animal vet, and into his head and heart as well He deals with the dilemma of whether to keep pets alive, sometimes at significant costs as opposed to euthanizing and ending their pain Of course, there is no hard and fast rule it s a judgement call, and it s often very tough In spite of the sometimes very serious subject matter, the book is written with humor and sparkle and is generally upbeat a very enjoyable and enlightening read Not sure if it was read by the author himself, who is British, but the British accent is an added bonus what is it about English accents that I find so irresistible


  9. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    Some nice animal stories, and not a bad read, but the writing is awkward and the book has no focus It tries to cover too much territory for a short book and becomes a random collection of largely unsatisfying anecdotes.The author is a veterinary surgeon who performs expensive procedures on pets, and he does demonstrate the controversy behind this, albeit without an in depth discussion For instance, he tells the story of an old man who is willing to spend money he can hardly spare on a complex, Some nice animal stories, and not a bad read, but the writing is awkward and the book has no focus It tries to cover too much territory for a short book and becomes a random collection of largely unsatisfying anecdotes.The author is a veterinary surgeon who performs expensive procedures on pets, and he does demonstrate the controversy behind this, albeit without an in depth discussion For instance, he tells the story of an old man who is willing to spend money he can hardly spare on a complex, risky procedure to save the life of an elderly dog.There s much emphasis on how attached people are to their pets, and only one brief mention of the ethical problem of performing extensive medical procedures on an animal who cannot comprehend the trade off of present suffering for future life and health


  10. Sheila Sheila says:

    I was interested to see how realistic this book would be, since I work in the veterinary field, and was happy to find that the veterinarian author pretty much nails the things that would happen in the life of an emergency hospital veterinarian The author does lump all of his unique and interesting cases into a one day story, when the odds of seeing all these unique cases on any one day would be limited, but I am sure this was just done to keep the story interesting and to keep from having to te I was interested to see how realistic this book would be, since I work in the veterinary field, and was happy to find that the veterinarian author pretty much nails the things that would happen in the life of an emergency hospital veterinarian The author does lump all of his unique and interesting cases into a one day story, when the odds of seeing all these unique cases on any one day would be limited, but I am sure this was just done to keep the story interesting and to keep from having to tell all the routine and mundane repeat cases that veterinarians see In the end have to say I enjoyed this one, and the last chapter even left me choked up


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