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    Jessica Vogelsang(Author)

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ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot's classic veterinary stories.

You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.
With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having.
From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend's wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother's smiling facade, Jessica's stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too.
Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.

"Intelligent, hysterical and heartrending." "Florida Times-Union"""With humor, grace and a wonderfully deft way with words, she escorts us through the trials of vet school and the ups, downs and surprises of a small-animal practice in San Diego...The tales from the front are engrossing, often amusing, and always well told, but no more so than her stories when there are no scalpels or stethoscopes around...So descriptive and wonderfully unaffected is Vogelsang's writing style, one imagines even her case notes would be interesting reads. If it weren't pretty obvious that she's an excellent vet, we'd probably all be suggesting she quit her day job and turn to writing full-time. 3.5 out of 4 stars!"--USA Today"Intelligent, hysterical and heartrending."--Florida Times-Union"It's really quite trite to say "I laughed, I cried" at this book. I know it is, but I can't help it: that about sums up what I found in All Dogs Go to Kevin. . . .This is also a book about family, friendship, untimely loss, and making dreams come fearlessly true. It contains those behind-the-scenes tales and unique client stories you expect in a book by a veterinarian. We learn an important lesson about new motherhood that's "delivered... by a Golden Retriever." And yes, if you've ever loved and lost a pet (particularly, a dog), this book will make you laugh, and you'll cry. At the very least, for sure, "All Dogs Go to Kevin" will make you SIT for awhile."--Myrtle Beach Sun News"In a humorous yet poignant style, Vogelsang chronicles the ups and downs of life and how three beloved dogs stood steadfastly by her through childhood anxiety, postpartum depression and plenty of life changes, with encouragement and unconditional love."--Mother Nature Network"In a manner reminiscent of author/veterinarian James Herriot, Vogelsang shares stories of her canine patients and their human families with kindness and compassion...Vogelsang's experiences as a veterinarian, dog owner, mother, wife, and friend will resonate with readers, encouraging them to join her on a journey caring for others' pets-and to appreciate the unconditional love dogs shower on their human companions."--Publishers Weekly"Veterinarian Vogelsang pays tribute to the dogs that have played important roles in her life and professional practice . . . She writes movingly . . . A feel-good, bittersweet memoir."--Kirkus Reviews"ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a delightful, funny and heartwarming tale (tail?) of the many dogs that have come through author Jessica Vogelsang's life. It also has the added bonus that Vogelsang is a vet- so she knows stuff! I laughed and recognized myself and thought of the many, many dog people I will gift this book to. ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a real treat (and not the slimy kind that your dog brings into your bed)."--Julie Klam, New York Times-bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof"Dogs have a lot to teach us and a lot to tell us a lot about ourselves. Told with subtle, self-effacing humor, ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is one woman's journey of personal growth, as reflected in her personal and professional relationships with people and dogs, to an enriching understanding of the importance of love and nurture in our lives."--Larry Levin, New York Times-bestelling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love"Jessica Vogelsang is a warm and widely respected veterinarian, and in her funny and often poignant first book, her gifts are on full display. ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a love letter to the canine species written by a true friend to animals."--Dr. Marty Becker, author of Your Dog: The Owner's Manual

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Jessica Vogelsang(Author)
  • Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (12 July 2016)
  • English
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  • By Michelle on 14 July 2015

    Attracted by the cover I literally picked this book up out of curiosity. Having already read it, I saw this book described elsewhere as a book about dogs but saying ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is about dogs is selling it seriously short. It is a treasure.I am not normally attracted to autobiographical works, but needn't have worried. I was hooked from page one and laughing before the end of the first chapter. This fly on the wall account is an extremely well written book and is a pleasure to read, better than most fiction I have read recently.Dr V like James Herriot before her leads us on a journey through her life starting in adolescence and sharing far more than amusing veterinary tales. This a book about the ups and downs in life not only of a dog owner but also first as a daughter then as a vet, wife and later as a mother.What I liked about this book its openness, honesty and warmth. The events felt so real that It made me both laugh and cry. This is a book that I can recommend, anyone who has ever had or desired a dog will love it as I did. Literally the best book I have read in ages.Move over James Herriot there is a new vet in town.(Pre-release copy received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)Looking for an excerpt. Try googling this string "an-except-from-dr-jessica-vogelsang-s-all-dogs-go-to-kevin".


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