Tales of an African vet / Roy Aronson.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Presents the experiences of a veterinarian who has practiced in South Africa for a period of twenty-five years, describing his treatments of such wild animals as a lion, bull elephant, king cobra, rhinoceros, and crocodile, and the dangers he has encountered in his practice.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
    • ISBN:
      9781599219424 : HRD
      1599219425 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2010030078
    • Accession Number:
      fay.319124
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ARONSON, R. Tales of an African vet. [s. l.]: Lyons Press, 2011. ISBN 9781599219424. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124. Acesso em: 29 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Aronson R. Tales of an African Vet. Lyons Press; 2011. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124
    • APA:
      Aronson, R. (2011). Tales of an African vet. Lyons Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Aronson, Roy. 2011. Tales of an African Vet. Lyons Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124.
    • Harvard:
      Aronson, R. (2011) Tales of an African vet. Lyons Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124 (Accessed: 29 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Aronson, R 2011, Tales of an African vet, Lyons Press, viewed 29 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Aronson, Roy. Tales of an African Vet. Lyons Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Aronson, Roy. Tales of an African Vet. Lyons Press, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Aronson R. Tales of an African vet [Internet]. Lyons Press; 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.319124

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2010 September #1

"For a veterinarian, it's one thing when one's patients are cuddly pet cats, dogs, and the occasional hamster. It's quite another when the cats turn out to be cheetahs, the dogs are part wolf, and the hamster? Well, that could be anything from a gorilla to an elephant, a puff adder to a crocodile. Through equal parts luck, timing, and desire, Aronson augmented his 25-plus-year career as a small animal veterinarian in South Africa with house calls to treat some of the world's largest and most dangerous creatures. Except that in Aronson's case, the "house" was anywhere from a rhino's cage at the renowned Pretoria Zoo to a lion's pride in the densest African bush. The case histories of the animals treated in these treacherous locations provide an exhilarating glimpse into the lives of numerous valuable and endangered species. As intrepid as Indiana Jones and as compassionate as Dr. Doolittle, Aronson shares harrowing, and sometimes humorous, adventures in an engrossing memoir about an unexpected career." Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2010 September #2

For a veterinarian, it's one thing when one's patients are cuddly pet cats, dogs, and the occasional hamster. It's quite another when the cats turn out to be cheetahs, the dogs are part wolf, and the hamster? Well, that could be anything from a gorilla to an elephant, a puff adder to a crocodile. Through equal parts luck, timing, and desire, Aronson augmented his 25-plus-year career as a small animal veterinarian in South Africa with house calls to treat some of the world's largest and most dangerous creatures. Except that in Aronson's case, the "house" was anywhere from a rhino's cage at the renowned Pretoria Zoo to a lion's pride in the densest African bush. The case histories of the animals treated in these treacherous locations provide an exhilarating glimpse into the lives of numerous valuable and endangered species. As intrepid as Indiana Jones and as compassionate as Dr. Doolittle, Aronson shares harrowing, and sometimes humorous, adventures in an engrossing memoir about an unexpected career.

Booklist Reviews 2010 October #1

For a veterinarian, it's one thing when one's patients are cuddly pet cats, dogs, and the occasional hamster. It's quite another when the cats turn out to be cheetahs, the dogs are part wolf, and the hamster? Well, that could be anything from a gorilla to an elephant, a puff adder to a crocodile. Through equal parts luck, timing, and desire, Aronson augmented his 25-plus-year career as a small animal veterinarian in South Africa with house calls to treat some of the world's largest and most dangerous creatures. Except that in Aronson's case, the "house" was anywhere from a rhino's cage at the renowned Pretoria Zoo to a lion's pride in the densest African bush. The case histories of the animals treated in these treacherous locations provide an exhilarating glimpse into the lives of numerous valuable and endangered species. As intrepid as Indiana Jones and as compassionate as Dr. Doolittle, Aronson shares harrowing, and sometimes humorous, adventures in an engrossing memoir about an unexpected career. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2010 October #2

In this delightful book (originally self-published in 2008), the Crocodile Hunter meets James Herriot for an engaging look at the trials and tribulations of being a veterinarian in South Africa. Aronson's patients run the gamut from highly venomous puff adders to elephants, crocodiles, cheetahs, gemsboks, and rhinos. Trained as a small-animal practitioner, Aronson also treated his fair share of pets, mainly dogs and cats, with the occasional unusual creature. He introduces himself very matter-of-factly—"My name is Roy Aronson. I am a South African veterinarian"—but his collection of stories is totally entertaining, and his deep commitment to wildlife and conservation comes through clearly. Readers will enjoy venturing into the African bush with Aronson but will be grateful to do so from the safety of their lounge chairs. VERDICT This fascinating book is hard to put down; it will be enjoyed by a wide variety of readers of many ages. Note that Aronson is working with the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and Animal Planet to produce a series by the same name.—Edell M. Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI

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