Vet in a Spin (All Creatures Great and Small #6)


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Title: Vet in a Spin
Series: All Creatures Great and Small #6
Author: James Herriot
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Non-Fiction
Pages: 224
Format: Kindle digital scan



James completes his pilot training and is all set to do his part in the RAF when a minor bit of surgery removes his A+ health rating and he loses his rating to fly. After kicking about, the RAF sends him back home to be a vet again.

Stories from his vet days are once again interspersed and make up the bulk of the book.


My Thoughts:

Another good edition of the Vet series. I really wish he’d done more about his actual time in the RAF though, as the little tidbits he doles out shows that he can tell much more than just animal stories.

The ending with him entering Darrowby, for the first time again, to start over and wondering if his vet skill have atrophied in the time he spent in RAF training is a good look at a young man who has done a lot but just isn’t sure.


5 thoughts on “Vet in a Spin (All Creatures Great and Small #6)

  1. I seem to remember with this series that I was less interested as the books went along. I’m not sure if it was the writing, or that the stories began to seem all the same. In any case, it might be fun to revisit the first two or three. Right now, I’d love to escape into the life of an English country vet.

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