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  1. 4 out of 5

    Gordon

    what do you get when you cross James Herriott with a cynic? someone just as funny but not nearly so life-affirming

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jill Holmes

    Hugh Lasgarn, the author of "Vet in Green Pastures", was born in Wales and was educated at Glasgow Veterinary College in Scotland. Fresh out of school, he joined a practice as a locum--a temporary position lasting only 30 days--and stayed there for more than 30 years. The practice is located in Herefordshire, an English county on the Welsh border. The landscape and Lasgarn's origins are crucial to his story. He has to deal with the complexities of English, Scottish, and Welsh personalities and b Hugh Lasgarn, the author of "Vet in Green Pastures", was born in Wales and was educated at Glasgow Veterinary College in Scotland. Fresh out of school, he joined a practice as a locum--a temporary position lasting only 30 days--and stayed there for more than 30 years. The practice is located in Herefordshire, an English county on the Welsh border. The landscape and Lasgarn's origins are crucial to his story. He has to deal with the complexities of English, Scottish, and Welsh personalities and biases and with the challenging countryside and weather conditions of the Welsh Borders. The locale is changeable and difficult but always spectacularly beautiful; the latter can't always be said of his human clients. This review could be very short. If you love the books by James Herriot, you will also adore Lasgarn's tales of his own veterinary practice. Such a review is a disservice to both men, however, as writers, veterinarians, and personalities. Lasgarn is also a grand storyteller, but his Welsh lilt comes through in his descriptions and narrative. His respect for animals rises over his love for them, and he believes in their dignity including the need for dignified departures from this life when necessary. He begins his story during his childhood in Abergranog, Wales, during the Second World War when the eccentric locals mobilize to protect their town from German bombs. His book progresses more or less in chronological order from his early love for Boggy the cat and Old Thundertits the cow and her newborn calf to his schooling and first practice. Achieving a place at university temporarily reprieves Hugh from obligatory National Service, but the shock of the Dissection Hall and working alongside Dicko Jeeps, a Scotsman who teaches him some of the practicalities of country life, add reality as well as education to Hugh's experience. During the early 1950s, the vast changes to both human and veterinary medicine impact Hugh as he returns to a village near home every vacation from university for a 'Seeing Practice', the first chance to learn country medicine alongside an experienced vet. He learns that Welsh songs and hymns can be used to communicate an animal's symptoms from one vet to another whilst soothing the animal. Other gentle lessons color his future and his writing. A chance advert for a 30-day-long position for an assistant veterinarian takes Hugh to Ledingford, Herefordshire, right after graduation and before Army service. But fate intervenes, and the senior Mr. Hacker, who is in hospital necessitating Hugh's temporary hire, dies of cardiac arrest. Hugh treats a prize bull with corns, earning the trust of the weathiest land and animal owner in the area. Large-animal practice has Hugh in his borrowed car ranging through the Black Mountains and crisscrossing the Welsh-English border. Required small-animal practice and market inspections diversify his experience; often, the people are more tempermental than the animals, and many of his stories are funny. Some stories are also heartwrenching, as when Hugh explains to a small boy the death of a calf and the similar death by heart failure of the child's own father. More than half of the book is dedicated to Hugh's early life and very early practice, but, of course, his experiences are fascinating as the reader learns along at his side. The day comes when he must face his stint in the Army, but I will leave the rest of the tale to the reader's choice. I do hope you will read "Vet in Green Pastures". Readers who love animals, country settings and folk, changing times, and truly lovely, lyrical writing will enjoy this book. I did and look forward to reading it again along with Dr. Lasgarn's other books.

  3. 4 out of 5

    LobsterQuadrille

    I'd give this book 3 and a half stars if I could, but since I can't(seriously, Goodreads, put in a half-star system already!), I'm forced to rate it 3 stars. I enjoyed this memoir of a young vet's adventures in treating all kinds of animals, from budgies to bulls. Some of the incidents Lasgarn recounts are funny, and others are sad, but there are always some colorful characters around! This book was very reminiscent of James Herriot's veterinary memoirs, such as "All Creatures Great and Small" I'd give this book 3 and a half stars if I could, but since I can't(seriously, Goodreads, put in a half-star system already!), I'm forced to rate it 3 stars. I enjoyed this memoir of a young vet's adventures in treating all kinds of animals, from budgies to bulls. Some of the incidents Lasgarn recounts are funny, and others are sad, but there are always some colorful characters around! This book was very reminiscent of James Herriot's veterinary memoirs, such as "All Creatures Great and Small" and "All Things Bright and Beautiful". However, I felt that "Vet in Green Pastures" wasn't as satisfying as Herriot's books, since they didn't have as much warmth and humor. Also, there were some small touches of female objectification in places, which weren't really shocking in any way, but still bugged me a bit, as some of it wasn't even necessary to tell the story at hand. Another thing that disappointed me was that Lasgarn's colleagues in the book, Hacker and McBean, didn't seem like fully developed characters. I think the book would have been better if they weren't such flat characters. However, I did get through this book pretty quickly because I liked the stories, so I may read it again sometime.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Noora

    Tämä oli juuri sellainen kirja, joka tekee mieli ahmia kerralla ja juuri niin itse asiassa teinkin. Mukaansatempaavaa luettavaa, pitää otteessaan ja sopivalla huumorilla höystetty myös. Sivuilta kuultaa läpi se, miten kirjoittaja rakastaa sekä eläimiä että ammattiaan. Aiheuttaa riippuvuutta, myös sarjan muut osat on pakko lukea.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robert Elbourn

    One of the best books I have ever read Nearly made me choose to be a vet

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jonette

    Both this book and Vet for all seasons were excellent. Again, I read them so long ago that I can't remember enough to review them further. Both this book and Vet for all seasons were excellent. Again, I read them so long ago that I can't remember enough to review them further.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Good, lively stories of a young vet starting out in the Welsh Countryside. Heartwarming, interesting and a pleasure to read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Virginia Klinkman

    great author/story teller

  9. 4 out of 5

    Monique

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jaana

  11. 4 out of 5

    Epis

  12. 4 out of 5

    Steve

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Whitchurch

  14. 5 out of 5

    valerie atkins

  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marie Ranger

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elina

  18. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Julyan

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kip

  21. 4 out of 5

    Saffron

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jane

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elise Hopkins

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kio

  26. 5 out of 5

    K.c.haresh Kumar

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gillian

  28. 4 out of 5

    Päivi

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kegalle Kegalla

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joan

  31. 4 out of 5

    Faiz

  32. 4 out of 5

    Leona Irons

  33. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  34. 4 out of 5

    Kaisa

  35. 4 out of 5

    Faiz

  36. 5 out of 5

    Diana

  37. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

  38. 4 out of 5

    Justin

  39. 4 out of 5

    Edmond Hayes

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