MartyT Posted March 21, 2008 Report Share Posted March 21, 2008 Dear Ones,I've just listened to a re-broadcast of an excellent radio program that was aired yesterday on Public Radio and want to share it with all of you. Among other things, Dr. Trout discusses his observations about the heartfelt connections that develop between pet parents and their animal children. Here is NPR's brief description of the content, along with a link to the program: Fresh Air from WHYY, March 20, 2008 · Veterinarian Nick Trout joins Fresh Air to talk about his new memoir, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon. The British-born, Cambridge-educated Trout is staff surgeon at Boston's Angell Animal Medical Center, a 185,000-square-foot facility treating 50,000 animals each year. He's performed CAT scans on rats and at least one ultrasound on a frog — and he says that in his two and a half decades of practice, he's seen the relationship between pets and people change dramatically. His personality, says a Publishers Weekly review, "suffuses the many stories sifted from recollections of thousands of animal encounters during his 25 years of practice," and the book "shows how the daily life of a veterinarian requires the ability to be a social worker, a psychologist, a grief counselor, mentor, carpenter, plumber, cosmetologist, athletic coach, magician, grim reaper, and occasionally, guardian angel."You'll find a link to the radio program here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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