Book Reviews

02 May 2016
2 mins read
Volume 7 · Issue 4


When I was first asked to review this book I jumped at the chance because it is closely aligned with the skills I require in my current job. I expected to be able to use the book to brush up on the skill sets I require for advising a client whether a veterinary appointment is needed or not. When the book arrived I was pleasantly surprised.

Do I call the vet? and what to do in the meantime is written by Dr Richard Chapman BVSc. The slim book/manual was written in response to requests from the author's clients to produce the manual which includes explanations and understanding of animals and the illnesses, accidents and ailments which can occur, and how to treat them. The book is published by Touchworks Ltd and solely aimed at pet owners to help them answer ‘Do I need to call a vet or can I possibly treat this myself with guidance from Richard's book’.

Richard must surely be one of our longest practicing vets. He is now 80 years old, having been in mainly equine and large animal veterinary practice since he qualified at Bristol University in 1958. Most of his professional life has been based in Australia, as explained in the ‘About the Author’ and in the ‘Foreword’ sections of the book.

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