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  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409033363
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Vet on Call

My First Year as an Out-of-Hours Vet

A heart-warming and thoroughly entertaining memoir of life as an emergency vet

When his father sat him down and told him to 'make something' of himself, young vet Marc Abraham decided to do it the hard way - by setting up an emergency 'out of hours' clinic.

If getting used to the long night shifts wasn't bad enough, emergency cases are rarely straightforward. Whether it was dog who swallowed golf balls, or a gerbil in urgent need of a caesarean, every case had the potential for heartbreak. But animals and their owners could also be hilarious, such as the breeder who unwittingly gave his German Shepherd four testicles. . .

Over the course of twelve tough months, the clinic began to flourish. Would Marc finally make something of himself after all?

Marc Abraham writes guilelessly about his early mistakes, and the terror and joy involved in saving an animal's life. His memoir is a heart-warming, compelling and thoroughly entertaining look at the life of a vet on call.

  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409033363
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Marc Abraham

Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS is veterinary advisor to the Kennel Club of Great Britain, judges a range of charity dog shows including Crufts and the RSPCA Dog Show and is the resident vet on ITV's This Morning. He also gives advice on BBC Breakfast and other TV shows. His series My Pet Shame with Joanna Page is on Sky One and in 2010 he also presented Crufts with Clare Balding on More 4. He also writes a column for national canine newspaper Our Dogs and has a monthly phone in as resident vet on BBC Southern Counties. He is co-founder of www.thepet.net and his own website is www.marcthevet.com. In 2007, Marc was voted 'the UK's favourite vet' by the British public, in the form of the Petplan Special Recognition Award.

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Praise for Vet on Call

The people's vet

Clare Balding

A fantastic vet

Joanna Page (Stacey from Gavin and Stacey)

The charming Dr Marc Abraham


A mixture of hilarity and heartbreak told with great charm and insight

The Bookseller

Affectionate, funny ... so sweet-natured that it makes you want to hug him

Daily Mail

I read it cover to cover in one day. Like any good writer, he achieves the right mix of humour and pathos to keep us interested, and his pacing is second to none - hence why I couldn't stop reading, even at the end of the chapter!


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