Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

How Being A Veterinarian Saved My Life

Book - 2014
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Dr. Sarah Boston discusses her experience with thyroid cancer and how her training as a veterinarian helped her with her own diagnosis even after doctors repeatedly tried to convince her otherwise.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2014.
ISBN: 9781770893511
1770893512
Characteristics: 298 pages

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daysleeper236
Aug 08, 2015

This memoir is refreshingly honest, open, enlightening, hilarious, life-affirming, and heartwarming without being overly sentimental. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Highly recommended.

MWAmbroise Jun 10, 2015

i do not like it

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JudithE
Apr 09, 2015

I loved this. And it's Canadian!
It contrasts the differences between being in the Canadian medical system and having the same diagnosis as a veterinary patient (with an owner who has money or insurance). It's surprising how much better, or at least quicker, the care can be for the dog with a well-heeled owner.

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ElspethG
Mar 22, 2015

Interesting autobiography on experiences of a Canadian veterinarian - her experiences working as a vet (specializing in surgical oncology) compared and contrasted to her experiences navigating the Canadian health care system from the time she suspected she had thyroid cancer, thru to the time she left Canada to work in Florida. At last - a book that tells the truth about Cdn health care from the patient's perspective; I wish that my American friends could read this so that they understand that it's not all roses north of the 49th.

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occy
Nov 15, 2014

Dr. Sarah came across as having a huge ego. Believe me I cld relate to her fears and frustrations dealing with cancer but I felt as if she was constantly being a bit over dramatic. This is strictly my opinion and wld suggest you read it for yourself and see what you think.

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ElspethG
Mar 22, 2015

ElspethG thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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