Santa Makes Housecalls

Santa Makes Housecalls : Christmas Stories from a Country Vet

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Favorite veterinarian storyteller Dr. John McCormack breaks new ground in this family friendly, all ages, heartwarming and humorous Christmas memoir.
From his memories of getting his first pocket knife--a big deal for a country family of limited means in 1943--through his years of vet school and then practicing in rural Alabama, Dr. McCormack captures the closeness of family and friends (including plenty of furry friends) that are emblematic of holiday traditions. Long compared to James Herriot, McCormack shares the enjoyable hazards if being a country vet, especially during the holidays. He understands the human and animal heart alike and shares hard learned lessons, including how his humble work taught him about the promise and the miracle of Christmas.
Dr. John McCormack is a retired professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia. His books include The Hero of the Herd, Fields and Pastures New, and A Friend of the Flock. He lives in Greensboro, Georgia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 17.8mm | 249.48g
  • Hill Street Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1588181022
  • 9781588181022
  • 1,634,749

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Santa Makes Housecalls
Christmas Stories from a Country Vet
Favorite veterinarian storyteller John McCormack breaks new ground in this heartwarming and humorous collection you will want to read in front of an open fire on a cold winter's night. From his memories of getting his first pocketknife-for a country family with limited means in 1942 it was a big deal-through his years in vet school and then practicing in rural Choctow County, Alabama, McCormack conveys the closeness of family and friends (including our furry friends) emblematic of family holiday traditions.
McCormack shares the enjoyable hazards of being a country vet, tales of family pets and farm animals he has cared for, especially during the holidays. He understands both the human and the animal heart and shares the lessons he has learned, including how his love for four-legged creatures taught him about the promise and the miracle of Christmas.
Dr. John McCormack has worked as a veterinarian throughout the South and has taught at veterinary colleges at Auburn University and the University of Georgia, among others. His books include The Hero of the Herd, Fields and Pastures New, and A Friend of the Flock. He lives in Greensboro, Georgia.
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raise for John McCormack, America's James Herriot "In his writing, McCormack beguilingly captures the laughter and tears of the veterinary scene. A heartwarming read for the animal lover."--James Herriot on Fields and Pastures New "McCormack promises to captivate any reader, animal lover or not."--Southern Living on Fields and Pastures New "It's hard to equal, let alone beat, James Herriot. But McCormack does it."--Philadelphia Enquirer "McCormack is funny and every bit as heartwarming as Herriot."--San Diego Tribune on The Hero of the Herd
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