Tell Me Where It Hurts
A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon
It all begins at 2:47 a.m. Then over one twenty-four-hour period, Dr. Trout fights for the life of a ten-year-old German shepherd, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures frantic pet parents, and reflects on the humor, heartache, and inspiration in his life as an animal surgeon. And he wants to take you along for the ride.You'll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, in which organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as at what cost and how long treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.Here are heartwarming stories of struggle and survival, as well as hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly and not-so-cuddly pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating inside look at a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. For anyone who's ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian's office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.