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An Animal Life: The Beginning Paperback – November 6, 2012
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"The first-year class of vet school at the University of Philadelphia is a group as varied as the animals they will be treating. But one thing unites them: a passion for their work...Fast-paced and humorous, this detailed account of a first year at vet school brims with cringe-worthy moments and rich descriptions. The witty, believable characters fumble through their relationships much as they muddle their way through their studies. Those interested in animals as well as people will find much to admire in this work.
A zany and heartfelt account of life in veterinary school." -- Kirkus Reviews
"It's a great read ... I've got shelves of books by veterinarians, [but with An Animal Life] you're able to get the personality behind them, and you're able to get into the stories. It's not so much about the medicine ... It's about the people themselves and I love that aspect of it. I also love that [the authors are] donating back to charity with this." -- Pet World Insider
"When I was growing up, I wanted to be a vet. I always loved animals and I still do, although I never made it to veterinary school. Being able to jump into this book was the next best thing ... You get to run the full gamut of emotions ... and I have to wonder how any of them make it out alive ... Thanks to the wonderful descriptions you truly feel like you are one of the students ... I laughed more than anything with some of the situations and the characters of the book. It is so well written and delightful that I would recommend this one highly." -- Readers' Favorite (5-Stars)
"This is a very realistic and funny story ... Krum and Yanong really captured the light-hearted humor that they were going for. On one hand, the story is quite funny; on the other it's a really accurate portrayal of one of the best feelings in the world - when you close a book, and have a warm happy glow because the book brought you such joy. An Animal Life: The Beginning really is that book. It's a great read for vets and vets in training, as well as anyone who loves animals, people, and the crazy glue that holds us all together. " -- Readers' Favorite (5-Stars)