The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-Warming Stories of Zoo and Wild Animals and the Vets Who Care for Them

The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-Warming Stories of Zoo and
  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-Warming Stories of Zoo and Wild Animals and the Vets Who Care for Them
  • Lucy H. Spelman
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 1847945988

About the Author: Lucy H. Spelman

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10 thoughts on “The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-Warming Stories of Zoo and Wild Animals and the Vets Who Care for Them

  1. Sophie Crane says:

    Animal stories are always interesting and when you get a novel full of true tales its not only engaging but something that s guaranteed to keep the reader glued Full of short poignant tales of how differing vets have gone to make a wild animals life better its not only heartwarming but the simplicity on how each interaction with the creature changed the humans relationship with them really is something to enjoy.Add to this that each chapter is a few pages long and its bite sized chunks that lea Animal stories are always interesting and when you get a novel full of true tales its not only engaging but something that s guaranteed to keep the reader glued Full of short poignant tales of how differing vets have gone to make a wild animals life better its not only heartwarming but the simplicity on how each interaction with the creature changed the humans relationship with them really is something to enjoy.Add to this that each chapter is a few pages long and its bite sized chunks that leave a warm glow for the reader upon completion, ideal for travel journeys or even short hops its definitely something that will cheer the reader over the holiday period A great offering and one that will endear itself to many

  2. Laura Dymock says:

    One story per chapter makes this a really easy book to put down and pick up again when you can It can be a little clinical at times, given all the short stories are written by the vets themselves But it s still an enjoyable read.

  3. E A M Harris says:

    This book contains a number of anecdotes told by zoo and wildlife vets, mostly American The memoirs are grouped in subjects, each one introduced with a short chapter by the editors The stories are in their own words tales and as one might guess they vary considerably in style and quality of writing the contributors are working vets not writers All of them aredetailed than they would be if written by a journalist or other non vet, and it is in the detail that a lot of the interest li This book contains a number of anecdotes told by zoo and wildlife vets, mostly American The memoirs are grouped in subjects, each one introduced with a short chapter by the editors The stories are in their own words tales and as one might guess they vary considerably in style and quality of writing the contributors are working vets not writers All of them aredetailed than they would be if written by a journalist or other non vet, and it is in the detail that a lot of the interest lies in the best ones give the feeling of peering over the vet s shoulder while the patient s ills are diagnosed and treated even the ones that read like a report rather than a story have the frisson of authenticity.My knowledge of the veterinary world has been greatly expanded I didn t know that moray eels could mope, or that surgery on a goldfish is possible, or that a rhino could suffer sore feet Whether tracking a herd of elephants in order to treat an injured one, caring for a stranded dolphin, or treating an orphaned fawn, these people go to extraordinary lengths to help their fellow creatures