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Untitled Hardcover – Dec 31 2030

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“To this contemporary James Herriot, the exotic is the everyday. Dr. Laurie Hess has written a fascinating account of her care of many unusual pets. You will be swept up inher race to find a cure that will save dying animals and the frequent E.R.-like action, as well as the heartfelt, healthful connections of loving people for their extraordinary pets.” (Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" and author of The Healing Power of Pets)

"A charming tale of the sometimes chaotic life of a busy exotic animal veterinarian balancing family life while treating and saving the lives of numerous of our furred and feathered friends – and even ones with shells or that slither! Two paws (or claws) up for this delightful account of the life and times of this talented New York-based exotic animal guru." (Dr. Nicholas H Dodman, Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University and author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much)

"Warm, interesting, and funny, Unlikely Companions has it all. I read with a combination of awe and empathy as Dr. Hess juggles her beloved patients with the demands of family, somehow managing to squeeze a medical mystery into the mix. If you've ever wondered whether life in a veterinary clinic is as wild as you imagine, this charming book is one you can't miss!" (Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, author of All Dogs Go to Kevin and blogger at

"Dr. Laurie is the modern day James Herriott, truly treating all creatures great and small! As a veterinarian, I loved reading the case stories, and as a pet parent I love the compassion with which the stories are told. And the interspersed advice on exotic pets is extremely useful!" (Katy Nelson, DVM and WABC TV pet show host)

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books (Dec 31 2030)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1476794588
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1476794587
  • Customer Reviews:
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