Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor
As the lead veterinarian at a practice dedicated to exotic animals, work is long and tiring but also fun and always exciting. When faced with a series of mysterious deaths, Laurie Hess is determined to find an answer, and she diligently seeks out any connections between the sugar gliders who have become sick. Will she be able to figure out what’s going on before any more animals die?
Readers are sure to love Laurie Hess’s book, Unlikely Companions, which not only tells about a week in her life when she was desperately trying to figure out what was killing sugar gliders but is also filled with fascinating stories from her work as an exotic animal vet. Readers will struggle with her as she deals with the mysterious symptoms plaguing the animals, and they’ll sympathize as she tries to maintain a balance between work, family, and personal health. They’ll enjoy tales of lizards grown unexpectedly huge, clever birds, loving rabbits, missing snakes, and also the occasional cat and dog. This fun book is not quite a memoir, not quite a collection of short stories, but a delightful mix of both.
Da Capo Press