Still Practising: From Country Vet to the "Animal Hospital"Audio
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- Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
- Format: Audio | 16 pages
- Dimensions: 105mm x 140mm
- Publication date: 20 November 2000
- Publication City/Country: Riverside
- ISBN 10: 0743500644
- ISBN 13: 9780743500647
Bestselling author and TV vet David Grant won a legion of new fans with the warm and funny account of his first years as a vet in JUST PRACTISING. In his next book he relives more of the highs and lows of the green country vet with a fair bit still to learn. His boisterous sense of humour can always be depended on to lighten the challenges he encounters, but the regular all night sessions in the pig shed are keeping romance off the agenda. His flatmates, a pint and a roaring fire are all the domestic bliss he can expect at the end of the day. David is then torn from Canterbury and the Kent countryside when he starts at the now famous RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital in London. David battles through the urban jungle and shares with us the blossoming of what will become his two major passions - working with small animals, and the RSPCA. However, the town throws up just as many surprises as the country: a tortoise chewed on by a Labrador, a parrot who thinks it's a Siamese cat and a gerbil sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. The lad-about-town's skirmishes with women continue to dominate his private life with hilarious - though never very permanent - consequences. Many years later David Grant will return and become chief vet at the Harmsworth. The ANIMAL HOSPITAL series has not yet been dreamt of but it will be a landmark in TV and veterinary history - the first time television cameras have been allowed to film the real life goings on of a vets' practice.
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David Grant worked on a farm practice when he first qualified, and then at the RSPCA Harmsworth hospital as a junior vet. After a year in Colombia he became a vet in Chelsea. He is currently director of the RSPCA Harmsworth hospital, the venue for the hit TV programme ANIMAL HOSPITAL.