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Just out of veterinary school, David Gross takes a job in Montana where he’s eager to learn as much as he can as quickly as he can. He does, and using his training, intelligence, and intuition, he seemingly works miracles with the pets and farm animals he treats.

Laugh at some of the stories—poor Frick and Frack that never learn to avoid porcupines and Banty the chicken that doesn’t end up in the pot. Cry as a few hit your heart—the animals that are beyond the work of a vet’s miracles. And cringe at others—the cat that swallowed the darning needle. You’d yowl too!

Animals Don’t Blush sweeps you into the community welcoming Gross and his new wife with open hearts and makes you feel, despite the harsh conditions, it’s a wonderful place to live. As tough and sensitive as his clients, Gross cares for all his animals with kindness and respect. And despite intrusive examinations and heroic treatments, none of his patients ever blush.

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Veterinary Practice in Northeastern Montana in 1960


Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read.

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 Animals DONT blush

May 8, 2021

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Excellent memoir from a talented veterinarian. I thoroughly enjoyed his accounts of his experiences as a young Dr out of vet school , newly married and full of love for his profession and wife . Can’t wait for more!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2015

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I enjoy veterinarian books, and this is one of the better ones. I enjoyed it very much. It’s a nice mixture of the nuts-and-bolts of medicine, mixed in with the background stories of the animals, their owners, and the vet and his family. It’s set in rural America of the 1960’s, so it has a slightly different sensibility from the many British books I have read on the subject. I definitely recommend it.

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