While You're Here, Doc
"Full of laconic farmers, hysterical owners, and more feisty animal patients than one can imagine, these stories of backwoods veterinary care are sure to be popular among James Herriot lovers."
"Brown's medical skills, physical stamina, courage, and especially his strong senses of perspective and humor made him ideally suited to the rigors of his chosen profession. They also make him the perfect narrator of a volume that succeeds as an All Creatures Great and Small, Maine-style."
—Bangor Daily News
". . . stuffed with hilarious recollections of nearly a quarter century of dealing with all kinds of animals and—more importantly—their owners . . . provides keen insight into farmers and their tightfisted nature and opens a window to a time when farming in New England was commonplace."
"Do not leave this book unattended by the bedside of any summer visitor. It will vanish, and they will look innocent. (Check their luggage.)"
Veterinarian Brad Brown never knew what to expect when he was called out to a farm to deal with a sick cow or an injured horse. Invariably the cash-strapped farmer would say, "While you're here, Doc" and rattle off a list of surprise medical chores that weren't part of the original call. But whether he was trying to geld a spooked stallion in a blizzard or found himself in the middle of an all-out fracas involving a monkey-s abscessed tooth and a shotgun, Dr. Brown took it in stride, with great affection for his four-legged patients as well as his two-legged clients. James Herriot, Baxter Black, and E. B. White rolled into one and wearing rubber boots, Brad Brown gives us a wonderful set of stories from the life of a country vet.
Bradford B. Brown, DVM, grew up on a farm in Vassalboro, Maine, and like two of his brothers, graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined his brother Phil's veterinary practice in Belfast, Maine, where they worked together for thirteen years, and then continued on his own for ten more, running a small-animal hospital and making hundreds of farm calls. After he retired to the family farm in Vassalboro, he began writing about the people and animals and the many adventures he had enjoyed.
Tilbury House, Publishers
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Gardiner, Maine 04345