Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

eBook - 2014
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Lucky Dog is a hilarious and heartwarming memoir by a renowned veterinary oncologist who tells us what we can learn about health care and ourselves from our most beloved pets.

What happens when a veterinary surgical oncologist (laymen's term: cancer surgery doctor) thinks she has cancer herself? Enter Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is thyroid cancer. From the moment she uses her husband's portable ultrasound machine to investigate her lump -- he's a vet, too -- it's clear this will not be your typical cancer memoir.

She takes us on a hysterical and thought-provoking journey through the human health care system from the perspective of an animal doctor. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she's treated along the way, this is an insightful memoir about what the human medical world can learn from the way we treat our canine counterparts. Lucky Dog teaches us to trust our instincts, be our own advocates, and laugh while we're doing it.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Anansi, 2014
ISBN: 9781770893528
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Aug 08, 2015

This memoir is refreshingly honest, open, enlightening, hilarious, life-affirming, and heartwarming without being overly sentimental. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Highly recommended.

MWAmbroise Jun 10, 2015

i do not like it

Apr 09, 2015

I loved this. And it's Canadian!
It contrasts the differences between being in the Canadian medical system and having the same diagnosis as a veterinary patient (with an owner who has money or insurance). It's surprising how much better, or at least quicker, the care can be for the dog with a well-heeled owner.

Mar 22, 2015

Interesting autobiography on experiences of a Canadian veterinarian - her experiences working as a vet (specializing in surgical oncology) compared and contrasted to her experiences navigating the Canadian health care system from the time she suspected she had thyroid cancer, thru to the time she left Canada to work in Florida. At last - a book that tells the truth about Cdn health care from the patient's perspective; I wish that my American friends could read this so that they understand that it's not all roses north of the 49th.

Nov 15, 2014

Dr. Sarah came across as having a huge ego. Believe me I cld relate to her fears and frustrations dealing with cancer but I felt as if she was constantly being a bit over dramatic. This is strictly my opinion and wld suggest you read it for yourself and see what you think.


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Mar 22, 2015

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