They Never Told Me That At Vet School

Posted 3 months ago
Stephanie O'Sullivan-Greene

Category : Humour, Animal, Veterinary


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Newly graduated veterinary surgeon, Gwen Inskip, is searching for the perfect first practice to kickstart her career.

However, as she lurches from the sublime to the surreal (and every rollercoaster emotion in between) she soon discovers that securing a job which ticks all the boxes isn’t quite as easy as she thought.

After several unsuccessful interviews, she is finally offered a job in a busy, mixed practice in County Durham, which means a relocation from one side of the country to another.

Gwen’s quickly thrown in at the deep end and dealing with all kinds of animals and their demanding owners. She’s up to her ears (and elbows!) with the lambing and calving season, out of hours emergencies and farm visits - a little like sky-diving without knowing how to operate a parachute!

By summer she finds her feet, develops her professional relationships, and realises how important a healthy work-life balance is if she wants to continue with this stressful, emotional and physically exhausting profession she loves so much.

This captivating novel, based on some of the author’s real-life experiences and perception of the vast changes in the veterinary industry over the past 10-20 years, will have you reaching for the tissues and laughing ‘til the cows come home (literally!) in equal measure.

Delve into Gwen’s fast-paced, often grisly, animal-packed world. It really couldn’t happen to a vet.

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