True Confessions of a Veterinarian: An Unconditional Love Story

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Dr. Witiak’s stories of the bond between the veterinarian, client, and pet take the reader into the exam room and on house calls to experience the laughable calamities, miscues, and surprises as well as the personal sorrows, revelations, and joys that treating animals can bring. This is a book of vignettes and personal commentary by a devoted veterinarian who is dedicated both to the science of his profession and to his personal belief in the importance of being loved and loving.

Dr. Witiak makes readers laugh when he checks a small dog’s breath and gets bitten on the nose and then makes them cry when he hugs an old man who has just lost his faithful canine friend. The stories give the reader a deeper understanding of how the unconditional love of our animals enables us to love each other better.

This is a joyous ride where readers bounce from one event to the other just like the veterinarian bounds from exam room to exam room — each with its own surprises. Readers discover just how organic caring is as Dr. Witiak works his magic, enjoying his tongue-in-cheek observations and self-deprecating humor along the way.

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Gene Witiak, V.M.D., is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, and has been a practicing veterinarian for over forty years. He founded, owned, operated, and after twenty-nine years, sold the Lehigh Valley Animal Hospital, which specializes in the care of small animals. He continues to practice there. For nine years, Dr. Witiak served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine, and has published articles for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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"A book which gets in your heart. [Witiak] communicates with humor, sensitivity and spirituality to humans and pets alike. -- The Rev. Dr. Douglas Caldwell, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA

"Dr. Witiak's stories reveal how his life has been enriched by these amazing animals and their owners." -- Bill DeRonde, CEO, Chainsaw Filmography

"I don't just love animals, I respect them. Witiak culled 18 years of observations and notes before [writing] this book." -- Paula Rasich, Bethlehem Chronicle, Bethlehem, PA

"It's a beautiful thing when the love we have for our pets becomes a path to special human connection." -- Bill White, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Witiak beautifully illustrates the love triangle that frequently forms between pet, owner, and veterinarian. -- Michael A. Obenski, Allentown Clinic for Cats

Gene Witiak's warmth as a vet, and a human being, comes through in these pages. -- Jack McCallum Sports Illustrated

This book is about Dr. Gene’s world of dogs and cats, famous for doing the unexpected. -- James Baum, Pres. KETC-TV

Witiak can't decide who were more interesting — the animals they treated or their owners." -- The Sun, International Newspaper

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