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Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs

The Life of a Yorkshire Vet

Extent: 256pages

Size: 231x153mm

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Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781782436836

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir

Extent: 256pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 14/09/2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN: 9781782438359

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir

Publication Date: 22/09/2016

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781782436843

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir

About the Book

Based at the Skeldale Veterinary Centre, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the modern, relocated practice featured in the classic stories of James Herriot, and with a foreword by James Herriot’s son, this is a warm and evocative memoir from a young vet whose love for his vocation shines through on every page.

From alpacas to exotic pigs, puppies to rabbits, Julian has treated them all and his book is packed with stories about his loveable patients and will prove a firm favourite with all animal lovers. Dealing with unexpected exotic pets – and handling excitable humans too – Julian has seen all sides of the veterinary world and writes about it all with humour and affection. Just as happy calving a cow, treating a dehydrated chameleon or tending to the overgrown teeth of a rabbit, his passion for his work shines through on every page, as does his love for Yorkshire.

Julian Norton also stars in Channel 5’s fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Yorkshire Vet, one of the channel’s highest rated shows (with series four set to return in 2017). Warm, evocative always compassionate and often funny, Julian’s tales bring to life the world of the working vet and the highs and lows he and his colleagues face on a daily basis.

About the Author

Julian Norton qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1996. He has spent most of his working life in his beloved North Yorkshire.

In 2015, Skeldale Veterinary Centre became involved with filming the Channel 5 television series The Yorkshire Vet, in which Julian has the title role.

Outside of work, Julian is a keen triathlete and ski mountaineer. He has represented team GB at age-group level for both middle-distance triathlon and long-course duathlon. He is currently training to compete in a team for the major ski mountaineering race, La Patrouille des Glaciers, which traverses the high peaks of Switzerland.

He is married to Anne, also a veterinary surgeon, and has two sons, Jack and Archie, a Jack Russell terrier called Emmy, and two guinea pigs called Sparkle and Shine.