Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life – Read The First Chapter

For the past year, I spent most of my free time writing a book called Coated With Fur:  A Vet’s Life.  I turned it over to the editor for the final time last week.  What a relief!  A friend told me writing a book is like living in the desert and they keep moving the oasis.  That description sums up my experience to a tee.

Coated With Fur:  A Vet’s Life celebrates animals and the amazing bond we share with them.  Set in a veterinary practice, the book chronicles my experience in the first year of owning a clinic.  It recounts joyful stories such as saving a dog’s leg to the agony of euthanizing a long-term patient.  It examines the unexpected when a snake gets stuck, scaring the society ladies in the waiting room.  In the end, readers will possess greater appreciation for life and the animals with whom we share this planet.  

If you would like to read the first chapter, surf over to  Since this is my first book, I would like to get your thoughts about the chapter.  Please leave comments at my e-mail address included at the end of the chapter.  Enjoy!    

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.