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March 8, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - Author and Veterinarian, Philipp Schott, Discusses Pets, Vets, and Publishing *For Teens and Adults

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

We are thrilled to partner with the Tewksbury Library to welcome author and veterinarian, Philip Schott, to our virtual stage! He will be discussing his latest book "The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten", how his veterinary practices informs his stories, and the path to publishing. We hope all of our pet/author/speaker lovers out there will join us!

You can buy signed books (by bookplate) from any of our authors from Bank Square Books. Just write that you would like the book signed in the notes section at checkout.

Buy signed books by Philipp

About the Book:

From Dr. Schott’s 30 years in veterinary practice come over 60 heartwarming, funny, and adorable stories about angry pelicans, bug-eyed goldfish, and plenty of cats and dogs

In the third book in this bestselling series, we meet the oddest creatures, from an escaped newt to a baby snow leopard, but the focus is on the dogs and cats that make up most of a pet vet’s day and on the wacky and wonderful people who bring them in.

Dr. Schott also pulls back the curtain on what it’s really like to be a veterinarian. Do some vet students faint at the sight of blood? (Yes.) Is it easier for vets to bring their own pets in for procedures? (No.) Did the pandemic change veterinary practice? (Yes, and how.)

You will also learn how to bathe a dog, why some rats love cats, why Dr. Schott is afraid of parrots, and a surprising way for a dog to accidentally get drunk. And, of course, you will meet Supercat, the Siamese kitten with the mightiest lungs.

About Philipp:

I was born in Germany in 1965. A year later my family emigrated to Canada.  I grew up in Saskatoon, regularly returning to Germany to visit. I studied biology the University of Saskatchewan before switching to veterinary medicine. After graduation in 1990 I moved to Winnipeg with my classmate and future wife, Lorraine. Except for a year taken to backpack around the world, I have been in the same Winnipeg small animal practice since 1990. 

My writing began with blogging about travel and veterinary medicine, and then my first book, The Accidental Veterinarian, was published by ECW Press in 2019.

Lorraine and I live in a creaky old house on the river with two children, three cats, and a dog. Although the clinic, writing, and my family keep me busy, I love to spend time outdoors in self-propelled activities. I'm a particular fan of long-distance walking, having completed the West Highland Way, Hadrian's Wall, and the Inca Trail, among others. The pandemic has turned me to virtual walks, with the latest project being a trek from The Shire to Mordor. I'm learning how sturdy those hobbits really were. 

Note: This program will be recorded and will be on the library's YouTube Channel for one month. 

Please register for this event to receive the zoom link.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library. We are grateful to be partnering with the Tewksbury Libraryfor this program. 

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