All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School)

· Sold by Grand Central Publishing
4.6
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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.
4.6
14 reviews
Lynn Hendrix
July 21, 2015
Dr Vogelsang has written a lovely memoir about those important points of her life that also correspond to the pets in her life.
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Anita Ridlehoover
August 3, 2015
My favorite type of book: a funny and poignant memoir about animals. I just wish it was twice as long.
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What I enjoyed the most about the book is that it is told by a veterinarian. I had no idea how some of them felt about their work and the animals they treat. Once again we learn that there are no bad pets, just bad owners.

About the author

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a veterinarian, mother, and big-time dog person. Dr. Vogelsang worked in emergency and small animal medicine before settling into her current practice providing in-home hospice care for dogs and cats in San Diego. She is the founder of the website pawcurious.com and her writing has been featured in or on Yahoo!, CNN, Ladies' Home Journal, People Pets, Outside magazine, and USA Today.

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