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I Want to go Where They Went

Stories from My Life as a Small Animal Vet

March 30, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9798350943658
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"Not since the touching and inspiring stories of James Herriot---which caused me to want to become a veterinarian---have I been so reminded of why I love what I do and why others love it too. As each case unfolds and each mystery is solved we learn a little more about Dr. Schmidt and what makes him tick. By the end, his compassion, humor, and humility shine through so that we not only have shared his journey but think of him as a friend."
-- Dr. Marty Becker, America's Vet. Veterinary expert for "Good Morning America," and best selling author of books including
"The Healing Power of Pets."

"I Want to Go Where They Went" is a memoir of Dr. Schmidt's experiences from three decades as a small animal veterinarian. Within it are twelve stories of captivating cases, humorous events, and touching moments. In the style of James Herriot's beloved nonfiction, Dr. Schmidt shares the tales of his animal patients, who can't tell the stories themselves.

The chapters begin with dramatic situations and quirky pet parents. Some of the chapters feature medical dramas, while others highlight the amazing individuals Dr. Schmidt encounters on his journey. The stories emphasize the special bond between pets, their owners, and the medical team that cares for them. Many offer a unique, behind-the-scenes exploration into the world of veterinary medicine.

The book features pencil illustrations and photographs of some of the pets and people featured in the stories.

This is a must-have for anyone who's ever welcomed an animal into their homes and hearts.

About this Author

Jeff Schmidt was born and raised in Northern California with a gaggle of family pets including cats, dogs, and a horse. During this time, he was inspired by James Herriot's beloved books and developed a deep love and respect for animals. Upon his graduation from high school, he served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army as a tank crewman in West Germany. After an honorable discharge from the service, he graduated with honors with a degree in Biology from San Diego State University. He was accepted into the Veterinary Medical program at the University of California, Davis where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Schmidt went on to open his own veterinary practice in Roseville, California. The practice motto was Service, Quality, and Compassion and it received accolades as one of the top veterinary hospitals in the region. Dr. Schmidt retired in 2022 and currently resides in Kuna, Idaho. Ann Ranlett, MSA, is an artist & illustrator specializing in pet & animal portraits and nature subjects. She is a Master (MSA) member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, a Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, and Signature member of American Women Artists. Brice Borchers is a 2023 Graduate of William Jessup University. She is a graphic designer located in Northern California and has been working in digital media for around six years. She enjoy creating beautiful imagery and designs.

ISBN: 9798350943658
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 326
Publisher: BookBaby
Published: 2024-03-30

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