“My Patients and Other Animals is at its best,” USA Today writes of Suzy Fincham-Gray’s new book, “when the author is at her nerviest, removing the romantic sheen from her profession and replacing it with a more realistic and complicated portrait. If it’s sometimes tragic, it’s also consistently rooted in compassion.”
Fincham-Gray, a veterinarian at San Diego’s B Street Vet, and board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside–Palm Desert. She lives in San Diego with her human and animal family; the animals easily outnumbering the humans. Her first book My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss and Hope published by Spiegel and Grau is out now.
Read an excerpt from My Patients and Other Animals here.
The mystery of abdominal cavities revealed by a scalpel and the secrets of bones discovered on X-rays were calling to me. I was entranced by the science of physiology and disease—how bodies work, get broken, and are fixed again.
And come listen to Suzy Fincham-Gray read alongside Chelsea Hodson, Melissa Broder, and Ana Carrete at Last Exit, TONIGHT, Friday, July 27th at 8 PM at Sash in Hillcrest (3753 Sixth Ave).