Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tennessee Tails by Kathryn Primm DVM | Book Review

Over the holidays, I had a chance to read a few good books.  One of them was Tennessee Tails:  Pets and Their People by Kathryn Primm DVM.

If you're reading this blog, then you love pets.  So, I suspect you'll enjoy this book.

Tennessee Tails is a series of short stories about events that really happened in the author's veterinary practice.   

How many times have you wondered about the stories your vet could tell about his pet patients and their people?  Well, here is a behind the scenes peek.

As the author says:
"Walk with me and be a fly on the wall for these funny and moving stories from my life as a veterinarian."

Obviously told from the heart, Tennessee Tails is charming and often humorous.  Primm writes in a chatty, personal style.  Almost immediately, you'll feel you're having a conversation with a friend.

The stories are fairly evenly divided between cats and dogs, so devotees of either should be pleased.  Though ailments and diseases are involved, Primm does an excellent job of making sure we understand the situation without unnecessary, detailed medical lingo.

Some stories will make you cry; some will make you laugh.  You may come away from this book wishing you lived near Chattanooga and could avail yourself of Dr. Primm's services.  I say that because throughout the book, her concern for her patients and respect for their human caretakers, shines through.

I highly recommend Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People by Kathryn Primm DVM and look forward to more of her tales from the heart in the future.

If you need another good reason to grab a copy of this book, here you go:
100% of net proceeds for the first year will benefit The Pet Placement Center in Red Bank, TN and Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga.
Tennessee Tails was awarded Runner Up in Memoirs for the 2013 Animals, Animals,Animals Book Festival in Chicago.  It also received an Honorable Mention in the competitive General Nonfiction category in the 2013 London Book Festival.

Available in paperback and kindle on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble
150 pages; ISBN-13: 9781484906149

Dr. Kathryn Primm owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, TN. 

She is a practicing small animal veterinarian and veteran blogger. She has consulted on articles for national magazines and has done numerous radio interviews.  Dr. Primm will be featured in the February issue of Woman's Day magazine for their Ask a Veterinarian column.

Dr. Primm is a veteran blogger and has spoken with students and other veterinarians about effective communication.  She maintains a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and enjoys interaction with others about her passions, animals and communication.  Tennessee Tails is her first book.   . 

* I received a Kindle edition of Tennessee Tails from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I received no other compensation.

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  1. I've been through Chattanooga a couple times and spent the night there. I bet it is a good book, but trying to get Mom to read is no easy task.

  2. It is a great book! Read it more than once...

  3. Emma, you should stop by on your way through! I will sign a copy just for you!


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