Review of “Dog Gone, Back Soon” by Nick Trout

This is an adorable story about Cyrus Mills, a veterinarian in his late thirties who returns to northern Vermont after his father’s death to run his father’s veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals.


There’s a subplot about the Evil Corporate Competitor, a national chain called Healthy Paws, and one involving Cyrus’s romantic interest in a local waitress named Amy Carp (presumably a hat tip to the author, Nick Trout). But the real appeal of the book is the wonderful collection of anecdotes about pets.

Evaluation: This is apparently a sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. I did not read this book, and thought the author did a fair (but not excellent) job of filling in new readers, mostly about how Cyrus got interested in Amy. But it didn’t really matter much. The book has loads of humor, charm, and great pet stories by a guy who knows what he is talking about. The author is a graduate of the veterinary school at the University of Cambridge, a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons , and a staff surgeon at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. If you love pets, you’ll love this book!

Rating: 3.5/5

Published by Hyperion, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2014


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5 Responses to Review of “Dog Gone, Back Soon” by Nick Trout

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    I need a book like that from time to time. I’m glad this is cute!

  2. trish422 says:

    You know, I don’t think I have ever read an animal focused book despite the fact they became so very popular.

  3. This looks good but I am so cautious around dog books… I become too attached 🙂

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    Like Sheila, I have a hard time not getting too emotional with dog books.

  5. Ruth2Day says:

    I think I could like this one

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