After four Canadian best sellers in his “Country Vet” series, Dr. David Perrin is back with still more accounts of his adventures as a veterinarian in the backwoods of south-eastern British Columbia.
Join Dave and his loyal entourage of assistants - Doris, Margaret, and Marg - as they struggle to treat difficult animal patients and serve the needs of eclectic clients. Ride along with him and his faithful dog, Lug, through the beautiful Creston Valley, and climb a mountain with them to treat a mare that’s stumbling drunk. Watch over his shoulder as Snowball, the white Cockatoo crunches his finger like a hazel nut. Stand with Dave and the priest at the altar, as the aroma of skunk hangs heavy on the air.
With an ever increasing case load, and the desire to have a few moments to himself, Perrin takes the plunge, and hires a new graduate. While mentoring the new vet, he’s taught a few things himself—not everyone responds to the rigours of practice as he has; his new protégée appears to be leaning to the dark side.
About the author: Dave Perrin was raised in Casino, a small town nestled in the hills near Trail, British Columbia. He attended Selkirk College in Castlegar, the University of British Columbia, and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He graduated as a veterinarian in 1973 and practiced in the Creston Valley until 1998. After a year in Hawaii where he began writing the first book about the profession he loved, he returned to his farm in Lister, BC. He established Dave’s Press and has published four previous books on his veterinary adventures. Dr. Perrin continues to write and practice veterinary medicine as a locum in British Columbia and Alberta.