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Author: Duncan MacVean, DVM Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9781543655575
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It’s all fun and games, until somebody ends up in a cone.

Physicians used to make house calls. Today, a few veterinarians still do. Duncan MacVean, doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), is one such vet. His patients range from cats and dogs to pigs and lizard—each of them a unique personality. Every animal and every home is different, but every owner is the same in their affection for their companions. Without warning, MacVean finds himself in odd situations: stepping into a basement full of free-flying bats or struck speechless by a pig who loves opera so much that she falls into a trance.

The hilarious and the heartbreaking come together in this collection of true tales, all gathered from his lifelong career. MacVean finds himself riding backwards atop a potbelly pig that bucks and kicks its way down the hall, knocking over a china cabinet in the process. One woman with terminal cancer earnestly wants to know where pets go when they pass away—will her beloved cat and dog join her in the afterlife? Navigating the finer elements of human and animal interaction isn’t easy. Here, MacVean provides a glimpse into his experience with such relationships, always looking for the humor and light of every situation.

With never a dull moment, his dedication to the animals of this earth and compassion for their human caretakers drives MacVean onward, from house to house, from patient to patient. This heartwarming collection of stories brings readers along for the ride, getting to know the curious creatures he treats and their perhaps sometimes even more curious humans. My Patients Like Treats is the perfect book for animal lovers or those who simply appreciate a good story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Patrick Lawlor is the perfect choice for this collection. His pitch-perfect delivery is spot-on, giving listeners the feeling they are enjoying MacVean’s reminiscences in person. Lawlor manages to give the impression that he is reliving these tales, and listeners will enjoy his enthusiasm and affection. This is a great listen for animal lovers and those who appreciate a good yarn.”

    AudioFile

  • “Whether happy or sad, humorous or somewhat shocking, these real-life stories about pets and other animals will draw in readers…Highly recommended for YA and adult collections.”

    Library Journal

  • Offers animal lovers a glimpse into a veterinarian’s life with his sometimes humorous, often poignant scenes from a life lived helping people care for their animals, big and small.”

    Suzanne Clothier, author of Bones Would Rain from the Sky

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About the Author

Duncan MacVean, DVM has been a professor of veterinary medicine at various universities. He has also worked with captive wild animals in Southeast Asia and as a consultant for the Malaysian National Zoo. He retired, returned to his hometown in California, and has been a house-call veterinarian for twenty-five years.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.