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By Nick Trout | Comments: ( 788 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

It s 2 47 a.m when Dr Nick Trout takes the phone call that starts another hectic day at the Angell Animal Medical Center Sage, a ten year old German shepherd, will die without emergency surgery for a serious stomach condition Over the next twenty four hours Dr Trout fights for Sage s life, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures fraIt s 2 47 a.m when Dr Nick Trout takes the phone call that starts another hectic day at the Angell Animal Medical Center Sage, a ten year old German shepherd, will die without emergency surgery for a serious stomach condition Over the next twenty four hours Dr Trout fights for Sage s life, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures frantic pet parents, and reflects on the humor, heartache, and inspiration in his life as an animal surgeon And he wants to take you along for the ride From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old fashioned instincts and cutting edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty first century For anyone who s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian s office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty four intimate, eye opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.You ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state of the art cancer treatments have become and common With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long and at what cost treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.You ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages With a wry and winning tone, Dr Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly or not so cuddly pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the


  • Title: Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon
  • Author: Nick Trout
  • ISBN: 9780767926447
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Nick Trout

I m from England and I m a veterinary surgeon working at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, one of the biggest animal hospitals in the world If I had to sum up the best part of my career in one word it would be unpredictable because what s great about coming to work everyday is the certainty of surprise It might be a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, a Maine Coon Cat or an iguana It might be the heartache of saying goodbye to a best friend it might be the elation of a surgical cure and a relationship to a true companion restored It is all of this and What s not to love In my first book, Tell Me Where It Hurts I tried to capture the rush and the passion of modern veterinary medicine In Love is the Best Medicine, I have focused on the pets and their owners, trying to expose the vulnerable, emotional aspects of what it means to heal sick animals In my latest book, Ever By My Side, I turn the lens inward and consider the animals I think of as my own pets, taking an opportunity to relive some of the defining moments of my life in which an animal took their cue, stepped up and gave me a chance to appreciate a different perspective This is my attempt to show them off and share their subtle, startling, and inspirational lessons, which have played a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethascope around his neck.



Comments Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

  • Petra X

    One day in the life of a veterinary business. There were some interesting stories, but nothing out of the ordinary. What elevated the book for me was that it was a buddy read with my friend Sheila who has worked in both the practical and business side of veterinary medicine. One of my cats, Talullah, suffered an agonising death when the vet couldn't find a vein to pop the 'going to sleep forever' medicine in. I wasn't there but it was so traumatic my son still can't speak of it. So I learned exa [...]


  • Jim

    3.5 stars, but I just can't give it 4 stars. It is an interesting look at a modern vet & his hospital where he specializes in surgery on dogs & cats. There are plenty of references to Herriot & I think he wanted to write in that vein, but the tone was too uneven & he is too callous to carry that off. He didn't get the people the way Herriot did, although he does describe them superficially quite well. Marg tried reading this, but put it down about a quarter of the way through, ab [...]


  • Matthew

    As I was walking through Borders, during a rare moment of free time from my first year of veterinary school, I stumbled upon this book and bought it without a second thought. A decision I don't regret. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is considering a career in veterinary medicine or who is currently in veterinary school and needs their struggles to be put into perspective. Fear not, for those of you who are animal lovers and may not be knowledgeable about medicine, Dr. Trout doe [...]


  • Robin

    Having spent hours in veterinary hospitals with various pets over the years, I am always curious about the lives on the other side of the table - the veterinarians. Their diagnoses are made often solely on observation, because their patients obviously can't communicate verbally about their distress (hence the ironic title.) And so Tell Me Where It Hurts revolves loosely on several different cases Trout, an orthopedic surgical specialist, sees in the course of a day. Unlike many works of nonficti [...]


  • Melissa

    I disagree with a lot of previous reviews of this book. In 280 some odd pages, Nick Trout has managed to accomplish the seemingly impossible and find words to describe the indescribable relationship between owner and pet. Seldom has an author been able to take something so abstract and create something tangible.This book is less of a day in the life of a veterinarian than a collection of anecdotes and memories. Nick Trout chose to write it in this manner in order to cleverly convey the normal he [...]


  • Chris Gordon

    An excellent book all around! It was funny, heartwarming, heart breaking, and inspirational. I love animals and even once thought about becoming a veterinarian when I was little, so I hold this book in very high regards, though you do not need to have an interest in veterinarians to enjoy it. I know that anyone who cares for animals in general will love this book. There are plenty of "tails" (I'm sorry) in this memoir of various interesting pets and their equally interesting owners. I especially [...]


  • Melanie Moore

    I know the average reader will go to this book for cutesy animal stories and they are there. For me, the read was therapeutic in a sense. It’s nice to hear that these sort of scenarios go down in other hospitals. There’s emergencies in the middle of the night, surgeries to remove the most disgusting things from intestines, owners who can’t stop trying to find a cure and people who think that veterinary medicine is a waste of the consumer’s money.Veterinary medicine has challenges by the [...]


  • Jamie Collins

    Some nice animal stories, and not a bad read, but the writing is awkward and the book has no focus. It tries to cover too much territory for a short book and becomes a random collection of largely unsatisfying anecdotes.The author is a veterinary surgeon who performs expensive procedures on pets, and he does demonstrate the controversy behind this, albeit without an in-depth discussion. For instance, he tells the story of an old man who is willing to spend money he can hardly spare on a complex, [...]


  • Sheila

    I was interested to see how realistic this book would be, since I work in the veterinary field, and was happy to find that the veterinarian author pretty much nails the things that would happen in the life of an emergency hospital veterinarian. The author does lump all of his unique and interesting cases into a one-day story, when the odds of seeing all these unique cases on any one day would be limited, but I am sure this was just done to keep the story interesting and to keep from having to te [...]


  • Book Concierge

    Book on CD read by Simon Vance2**The subtitle really says it all: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon.Trout uses a “day-in-the-life” structure to relay various stories from his experience as a veterinary surgeon in Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts. He tells the reader in the introduction that the stories he relates are composites and examples of the cases he has dealt with. I was expecting something in the way of James Herriott’s memoirs, bu [...]


  • Sandy

    Never judge a book by its cover! I was expecting a warm and fuzzy day-in-the-life-of saga. What I found instead, was a thoughtful, funny and sometimes illuminating look at veterinary medicine, specifically veterinary surgery. Perhaps more importantly though, this was also a book about relationships - between owner and pet, owner and vet, vet and pet.To be sure, this book is not without its faults. Dr. Trout's writing style is very tangential in nature which often makes it difficult to figure out [...]


  • Nancy Mills

    Listened to this on cd and found it just charming. A great glimpse into the life of a small animal vet, and into his head and heart as well. He deals with the dilemma of whether to keep pets alive, sometimes at significant costs. as opposed to euthanizing and ending their pain. Of course, there is no hard and fast rule; it's a judgement call, and it's often very tough. In spite of the sometimes very serious subject matter, the book is written with humor and sparkle and is generally upbeat a ver [...]


  • Tabatha

    Read as an audiobook. The reader does an excellent job bringing this story to life. Since I am a veterinarian the information about the cases isn't foreign and I understand how telling the story of one case leads into the other stories Dr. Trout tells. Truly, this is what "a day in the life is like." For example, every time you see a GDV you immediately reflect back to all the failures of your previous similar cases and the only revisit the successes after that. You instantly reflect on what you [...]


  • RunRachelRun

    I picked this book out for my stepdaughter who just had her first baby (I assume it will be her first) last Thursday. She's a vet tech and I'm proud to say that I introduced her to the legendary James Herriott when I first started dating her dad those long years ago. Nick Trout is no James Herriott but he's not bad either. I don't think anyone could ever scale the summit to stand beside Herriott. What a wonderful, wonderful man was James. I still cry a little when I go back to his books - they'r [...]


  • Andria

    I think the editors chose wrong, making this book an artificial "day in the life". Time in medicine, whether human or veterinary, is of major concern. How much time does the doctor spend with his patients? How much time is needed for a proper diagnosis? This writing choice, just gets the book and the reader off on the wrong foot. The one thing you want in a doctor and a writer is a sense of trust.


  • JoJo

    I loved this book. I found it hard to put it down. Not only did you get to read about Dr Trout's experiences with the animals he helps, but he also talks of things like pet insurance, pet obesity, exotic animals and more. I found it very informative.If anyone owns a pet and/or is animal lover, this book is a must-read!


  • Weaveaire

    I heard the review on NPR and thought I'd enjoy it. It was a bit disappointing as his style was not to my taste.Pg 12"63% of US homes have a pet-may be a cat, bird, ferret or guinea pig but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibilitiy, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh and take fu [...]


  • Angela

    Being a veterinarian, I obviously was going to like this book at least somewhat. But I thought it was written well for those that have no knowledge of veterinary medicine also. I especially liked it because it conveyed some of the difficulties of veterinary medicine, and I could relate with a lot of his points (like how EVERYONE thinks that their pet was abused at some point before they "rescued" it; so many people have told me that they think their pet was abused previously, and while I know th [...]


  • Deborah Joyner

    I was a bit disappointed by this book. The decision to fictionalize the work of several years in one fake day - well, I'm sure you get the vibe that I found it unbelievable & that it took away from the validity of what weren't really all that remarkable cases to me. It also wasn't all that funny. The best I can say about it is that the guy does seem to really love animals.


  • Eggbeater

    I am conflicted about this book because I enjoyed the stories but found the in the author’s voice a narcissistic and misogynistic flavor complete with fat-shaming--so much so that I found myself yelling out loud at the book. I believe he cares about his furry patients but my guess is he’s not so great with people. Over all, this guy strikes me as the Donald Trump of veterinarians.


  • J L's Bibliomania

    My middle-school non-fiction reader loved it. I thought it was OK. Definitely not up to the standard set by James Herriot for veterinary memoirs, but few are.


  • Melissa

    Second cutest dog ever on the cover.


  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*

    I didn't get it finished but what I read was good.


  • Rayna

    Many great stories, but lacked a bit of clarity. Jumping between so many stories muddled them at times and didn't allow me to connect fully to each one. The focus on both animals and clients was good, but the animals weren't actually the spotlight - the people and how decisions are made for animals seemed much more prominent. There were some amazing observations about the profession and about pet ownership that I really appreciated, and this will be a good book to come back to during times when [...]


  • Claudia Aroni

    I found this book easy to read and enjoyable because 1. I think of my doggies as part of my family, 2. I have a fascination with the practice of healthcare, including the animal kind, and 3. I love the facial expression of the puppy in the cover.


  • Mary Anne

    I officially stopped reading this book because it was due back at the library and I had 0 time to read. But I also stopped reading because the book was kind of annoying. More specifically, I found the author's voice and tone to be belittling and frustrating. So this is probably not going to happen again.


  • Eva Leger

    This is going to be one of thos difficult reviews to write - it probably won't be a "review" like most in the end. The inside flap states that this will be irresistible to animal lovers. I don't think that's true. I know more than a handful of animal owners who would not like this at all. In my experience most animal owners/lovers/parents who read "animal books" read said books for the personal stories. While this was a personal story, it wasn't like any other I've ever read. This is far, far, m [...]


  • Brittany

    Not all vets are going to be as good at being authors as James Herriot was. Not even every vet who tries to write a book will be able to pull off the magic Herriot did. Nick Trout certainly didn't. But he did manage to write a very readable, engaging, interesting, and thought-provoking book. I was startled by how fast I whipped through it. The stories of the animals themselves take center stage, as they should, and they were both enjoyable and occasionally heart-breaking, as expected in any book [...]


  • Paul Pessolano

    Dr.Nick Trout is a veterinarian who specializes in emergency surgery. He works at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Angell is one of the largest clinics of this type and is known for its success in treating animals that need help that goes way beyond what your local veterinarian can handle.This includes treatment for cancer, hip replacements, and organ transplants. Dr. Trout has taken some of his more unique experiences and formulated them into a day in his life at Angell.One thing before [...]


  • Holly Lee (Bellas Novella)

    Who could walk past this book cover and not pick it up? "Tell Me Where It Hurts" is a memoir, a day in the life of a vet. You think you know, but you have no idea. (I couldn't resist)The book is laid out as if all the events occurred in one day. The chapters are marked with timestamps in addition to the topic being covered. Within each chapter is the story of an animal that has come to visit Dr. Nick Trout. He tells many other stories within each chapter, covering his entire life with animals, r [...]


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