Dr Doug Fenwick was born in Richmond, a suburb of Melbourns in 1931. He has BVsc, MVSc, MANZCVSc and PhD qualifications in the field of veterinary science as well as a Diploma in Freelance Journalism. Since graduating as a veterinarian, he spent 18 months as a governmental veterinary officer and 25 years in country practice before spending 16 years at the University of Queensland. This book describes the 25 years as a country veterinarian. He’s had more than 40 scientific papers published, and has been guest speaker at innumerable functions, not only in the field of veterinary science, but in Drug and Alcohol Education and in Conservation.