From Dr. Schott’s 30 years in veterinary practice come over 60 heartwarming, funny, and adorable stories about angry pelicans, bug-eyed goldfish, and plenty of cats and dogs
In the third book in this bestselling series, we meet the oddest creatures, from an escaped newt to a baby snow leopard, but the focus is on the dogs and cats that make up most of a pet vet’s day and on the wacky and wonderful people who bring them in.
Dr. Schott also pulls back the curtain on what it’s really like to be a veterinarian. Do some vet students faint at the sight of blood? (Yes.) Is it easier for vets to bring their own pets in for procedures? (No.) Did the pandemic change veterinary practice? (Yes, and how.)
You will also learn how to bathe a dog, why some rats love cats, why Dr. Schott is afraid of parrots, and a surprising way for a dog to accidentally get drunk. And, of course, you will meet Supercat, the Siamese kitten with the mightiest lungs.
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Philipp Schott grew up in Saskatoon, where he studied veterinary medicine. He is now chief of staff at a large pet hospital in Winnipeg, MB. He lives with three humans and four animals in a creaky old house on the river. The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten is his fifth book.
Published: October 2022
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.
“An entertaining, simple book, worthwhile for any library. This volume fits perfectly with Schott’s two previous ‘The Accidental Veterinarian’ books.” — Library Journal
“Well-written, entertaining and informative for everyone who loves animals.” — The Winnipeg Free Press
“When all is said and done, short stories or collections of essays, are the best, and Dr. Schott’s are particularly congenial. Each is engaging; a few are tear-jerkers, and while some are persuasive or informational, most are humorous … Highly recommended.” — Seattle Book Mama blog
“What’s cuter than a fluffy baby animal? Not much, that’s a fact, but the stories inside The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten come pretty close.” — Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
“Whatever your interest in the animal world, this book will have you engaged completely. From the first story to the last, Dr. Philipp Schott keeps my interest, answers my questions and delights me page after page. My heart was warmed many times over. Pick up a copy of The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten by Philipp Schott, DVM and enter his world, from his end of the stethoscope. He is a bright light to us humans, and is clearly devoted to his animal universe, ” — The Miramichi Reader
“While some pieces offer LOLs and some are sad, it’s all just plain entertaining, with clients like bush dogs Doobie and Gator, a gorgeous snow leopard due for an ultrasound, and yellow lab Marv Hampton. Animal owners will find lots of welcome — and readily dispersed — factoids.” — Booklist
“Philipp Schott is not James Herriot. This book isn’t about creatures great and small in pre-war Yorkshire — but the pets that come to this Winnipeg clinic are just as entertaining.” — Chesil Magazine
“It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s sad, and heartwarming all at the same time.” — Dear Author blog
“These are super-short anecdotes that are super-long on endearment, with subtle advice hidden in the tales, a few LOLs thrown in for good measure, and an occasional tear-wipe. Animal lovers ages 13-to-adult will want to curl up with “The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten.” Don’t wait to get your claws on it, ” — The Daily News