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Silk & Serif a book blog developed by Debbie. We are dedicated to reviews, the book community and all things "bookish"! The main focus of the blog being Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance and YA novels.

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Dog Gone, Back Soon

Dog Gone, Back Soon - Nick Trout Thank you to Net Galley and Hyperion for an Pre-Approved ARC for an unbiased review!

Dr. Cyrus Mills is a pathologist, working with the dead and proving the reasons for their demise. He enjoys his job, and enjoys the time it lets him look into bizarre and rare pathogens. Unfortunately, his life changes drastically when his estranged father passes away and leaves Cyrus with his Veterinarian practice, The Bedside Manor. Quickly Cyrus is caught up in small town drama, a rival practice in the county next door who wants to do away with Bedside Manor, and meets Mrs. Right who is harbouring a secret.
Cyrus must overcome the obstacles that are a panther named Henry with a nose lesion, Gilligan the insane border collie with seizures, and Ermintrude the cow with a serious debilitating disease that she seems to be passing on to her human caregiver. Cyrus has different difficulties assessing each patient and discovering the proper diagnosis. On top of all this, Healthy Paws is trying to shut down Bedside Manor and steal their patients. Can Cyrus prove that he can diagnose his patients without the unnecessary procedures that Healthy Paws uses to line their pockets? Can good old fashioned veterinarian practice overcome the monster modern veterinarian practice with all its technological toys?
Nick Trout develops a decent story about one man’s experience moving from a quiet introvert whose patients never talked back, to a man who takes charge of situations and maneuvers through social situations on a daily basis. The author also ties in the age old question of: are mom and pop veterinarian practices doomed? Can they compete with the modern practices with fancy machinery and business minded purpose?