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Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life by Sarah Boston


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When veterinarian Sarah Boston was repeatedly told by doctors that the mass in her neck was probably nothing, she was skeptical. As a veterinary cancer surgeon, she knew that this was most likely thyroid cancer. She was right. In LUCKY DOG: How Being A Veterinarian Saved My Life, Sarah chronicles her journey through our slow-moving health care system providing us with an insightful memoir about how we can be better advocates for our own health care and what we can learn from the way we medically treat our pets.

With a keen eye for detail, a wry sense of humor and tough observations, Sarah questions the status quo of our healthcare system, noting the lack of individualized, compassionate care, while highlighting the similarities and differences in human and veterinary medicine and why, sometimes, being treated like a dog sounds pretty good. This “…remarkable book—both howlingly funny and deeply moving” (Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club) is a unique, humorous, and educational journey that teaches us to trust our instincts, be our own advocates, and laugh while we’re doing it.

About the Author
Dr. Sarah Boston is an associate professor of surgical oncology, department of small animal clinical sciences, at the University of Florida. From age six, Boston knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. She has practiced veterinary medicine in various parts of Canada (including Guelph, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton), the U.S, and New Zealand. She is currently President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband, who is a large animal veterinarian, and their dog Rumble and cat Romeow. LUCKY DOG is her first book.