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Humor Animals

Don't They Kick When You Do That? Vol. 2

More Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian

by (author) Gary Hoium

edited by Deana Driver

DriverWorks Ink
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Animals, Cultural Heritage, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12


Don’t They Kick When You Do That? Volume 2 builds on the success of Dr. Gary Hoium’s first book, sharing more amusing anecdotes about the animals and humans he encountered over his 40 years as a veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice in southeastern Saskatchewan. Using his characteristic wit and a James Herriot-style of humorous storytelling, Dr. Hoium spins even more tales of his adventures while explaining, for example, why it is important to ask questions before buying a “used” rabbit, how a dog’s day is determined by smelly pants, and what a vet has to do when he runs out of dry clothes during a Prairie springtime snowstorm.

About the authors

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About the author

Gary Hoium was born and raised in the small community of Midale, in southeastern Saskatchewan, located midway between Weyburn and Estevan along Highway 39. He pursued a career in hockey but turned to mixed-animal veterinary practice when a future as a professional hockey player didn’t turn out. He purchased a clinic in Weyburn in 1989, renaming it Hoium Veterinary Services. He sold it in 2004 and continued to work as a contracted/commissioned employee with the renamed Prairie Animal Health Centre, performing much of the clinic's live-cattle exports to the USA until recently. He resides in Weyburn with his wife, Shelley, and enjoys spending time with their two adult children and spouses and their five grand­children.

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