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All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice
Jeff Wells. St. Martin's, $24.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-312-53739-5
Wells, a practicing veterinarian in a rural Colorado clinic, delivers a humorous and insightful look at his life and work with a wide range of animals. His memoir begins immediately after graduation as he takes a job at a South Dakota clinic with "no idea" that he is in for a variety of patients, including a pregnant cow that needs a cesarean section, a trio of feisty Jack Russell terriers that keep pursuing porcupines despite getting their faces full of quills and a traveling circus …