Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. He is a BBC Radio panelist and a guest speaker worldwide on cruise ships.
This is actually the third book in his vet series. I haven’t read the first two books, but it didn’t effect the enjoyment of reading this story at all. Pets Aplenty draws on experiences in his life as a vet, but told through the eyes of his alter ego, Paul Mitchell.
So, let’s chat about the book! It’s quiet funny, and has a lot of great characters. We start right off with some crazy shenanigans that center around Paul dressing like a rabbit as part of a fund raising attempt.
There were many laugh out loud moments, as well as heartwarming moments. Anyone who has pets can appreciate some of the predicaments that come up in the book, though some are sure to be so out of the ordinary you will wonder if they could really happen! You are sure to find a favorite character among the animals, and the people, in the story.
Disclosure: SilverWood Books provided an e-book for my review.