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Westside Animal Hospital

August 2009's Trusted Source Partner:

Dr. David Shuman

of Westside Animal Hospital

Dr. David Shuman has guided Bookshop employees and many of our community members through the ups and downs of pet ownership. From training to exercising to saying goodbye, Dr. Shuman has helped us along the way with professionalism, empathy and good sense.  Recently, he shared five recommendations on books that capture our love for our pets and the role vets play as part of our extended family. 


Westside Animal Hospital

411 Laurel St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4904
(831) 427-2239


Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767926447
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - March 3rd, 2009

Being a veterinarian requires the ability to juggle many things that are not purely medical. At times we must become a plumber, an electrician, a grief counselor, a mentor and of course, the grim reaper all while still treating our patients. Dr. Nick Trout eloquently describes these things in his book. If you really want to see what being a veterinarian is like on a day-to-day basis, this is a great place to look. -Dr. Shuman