Dr. David Perrin

Biography

Dr. Dave Perrin (1948- ) was raised in Casino, a small town nestled in the hills near Trail, British Columbia. He attended Selkirk College in Castlegar, the University of British Columbia, and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He graduated in 1973 and practiced in the Creston Valley until 1998.

After a year in Hawaii where he began writing the first book about the profession he loves, he returned to his farm in Lister, BC. He established Dave's Press and began publishing books on his veterinary adventures: "Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn" (2000), "Dr. Dave's Stallside Manner" (2001), "Where Does it Hurt?" (2003), "Never Say Die" (2006), and "When the Going Gets Tough" (2010).

In 2004, Dave's Press published a book about a young girl growing up in the fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint community of Bountiful, called "Keep Sweet: Children of Polygamy", which went on to win the Vancity Prize for the best book published in British Columbia on women's issues.

Dr. Perrin lives and writes in the log home he built on his farm in the community of Lister, BC.

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Books

A Dog to Give Away
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,190. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Dr. Dave returns once again with his (mostly true) story of Lug, the stray German Shepherd who was to become his trusted and loyal companion. Fans of the Countr Vet Series will know Lug as a character, but no one has heard Lug’s full story — until now. Note: This is a stand alone book. Though it contains characters from the Country Vet Series, new readers are more than welcome.
Keep Sweet - Children of Polygamy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 159,310. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Best Selling Author, Dr. Dave Perrin, co-authored Keep Sweet with Debbie Palmer so that readers could understand what it would be like to be a young girl growing up in the polygamous Mormon community of Bountiful. The foreword was written by Jon Krakuer, author of Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Under the Banner of Heaven.
Dr. Dave's Stallside Manner - More Adventures of a Country Vet
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,930. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The country vet puts down roots in his second volume of hilarious stories from rural British Columbia. He has purchased a piece of property under the mountains south of Creston and has acquired some cattle with his realtor friend, Gordon. He dreams of developing the land and eventually living on it. Soon, however, he will discover his unpredictable neighbour. She has pigs. Will the animals be able
When the Going Gets Tough - Still More Adventures from a Country Vet
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After four Canadian bestsellers in his "Country Vet" series, Dr. Dave Perrin is back with more accounts of his adventures as a veterinarian in the backwoods of southeastern British Columbia.
Where Does It Hurt? Further Adventures of a Country Vet
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,080. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Where Does It Hurt? finds the country vet searching for answers about love and loss. His life takes a surprising turn when he makes the decision to confront his demons. In the midst of the chaos, humour comes in the form of the eccentric characters and situations the good doctor continues to encounter.
Never Say Die - New Adventures from the Country Vet
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Dr. Dave Perrin, Country Vet meets some of the most improbable clients and frustrating cases of his career. His small animal practice thrives as snakes with indigestion, traumatized rabbits, and alcoholic dogs are deposited on his exam table. His large animal patients include horses with mysterious ailments, hogs that beep, heifers from hell, and goats that definitely have his number.
Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn - Adventures of a Country Vet
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 102,490. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn focuses on the humorous incidents that inevitably happen in a rural practice that treats cows in the morning and kittens in the afternoon. He relies on Doris, his steadfast assistant, to help him in the surgery and to organize the daybook, but even she sometimes has trouble balancing his hectic schedule.

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