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During the winter break, I read Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian, by Dr. Pete Freyburger. I mainly read this book because I, too, would like to become a veterinarian. This autobiography is about Freyburger going through many obstacles to become a veterinarian. I highly recommend this book to all readers, especially those who love animals.
Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian has many positive attributes that led me to liking the book so greatly. One point was that Freyburger had stories of
This was an enjoyable read, and somewhat different from most veterinarians’ memoirs (in a good way!). While many vet memoirs focus on cute or sad accounts of patient illnesses (along with droll descriptions of eccentric or neurotic clients), Dr. Freyburger’s focus is on his journey as a veterinarian, which preceded his undergrad studies. He devotes quite of bit of time to description of his family life, which I quite liked. His account illuminated some aspects of veterinary practice that I had h
Dr. Freyburger’s memoir is decidedly not great literature, but so what? He writes in an honest and unaffected manner that kept me turning pages. Most important to me, he comes across as a good guy who tries to do right by his patients and clients. Definitely recommended!
I got this book for my daughter to read for her Veterinary Science project for 4-H, as it was recommended for children her age. While I disagree with the recommended reading age (too lengthy and boring for preteens), I really enjoyed the book. I felt that his idea of not only discussing his practice, but mingling parts of his personal life (such as missing two of his sons’ births-one of which was due to sheer exhaustion from his work life), and talking about his difficulty dealing with the inevi