Lucky Dog is a hilarious and heartwarming memoir by a
renowned veterinary oncologist who tells us what we can learn about
health care and ourselves from our most beloved pets.
What happens when a veterinary surgical oncologist (laymen's
term: cancer surgery doctor) thinks she has cancer herself? Enter
Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is
thyroid cancer. From the moment she uses her husband's portable
ultrasound machine to investigate her lump - he's a vet, too - it's
clear this will not be your typical cancer memoir.
She takes us on a hysterical and thought-provoking journey
through the human health care system from the perspective of an
animal doctor. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she's
treated along the way, this is an insightful memoir about what the
human medical world can learn from the way we treat our canine
counterparts. Lucky Dog teaches us to trust our instincts,
be our own advocates, and laugh while we're doing it.