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Fred Newschwander, author of A Day in the Life of a Country Vet

Inklings bookshop is delighted to welcome Fred Newschwander, author of A Day in the Life of a Country Vet

“If Kittitas County has a Dr. Doolittle, it would have to be Dr. Fred Newschwander. The longtime veterinarian has long had a healing hand in most areas of animal health and welfare in the valley. If it has fur, fins, feathers, or skin, Dr. Fred has probably treated it. ”  -  Excerpt from the Valerie Chapman review in the May 10, 2018 NKC Tribune entitled “Dr. Fred, animal whisperer and ‘Force of Nature’”  

Dr. Fred was born in Ellensburg, WA in 1943 in the Safeway Grocery Store parking lot (it was not a Safeway then) and attended local public schools. In 1961 he left for university intending to become a PhD mathematician. After a period of uncertainty, military service, and nine years of post-high school education he eventually became a mixed practice veterinarian. In the summer of 1974 he treated his first animal patient as a licensed DVM. He co-owned Mission Veterinary Clinic in BC, Canada for 6 years and then returned to Ellensburg just in time to be downwind from the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. He established and owned Mt. Stuart Animal Hospital until 2011 when he retired after a career of 37 years. The practice is now owned by his step-daughter, Val Hedrick DVM, who continues as a small animal practitioner. “How many people can say that given another chance to go back and choose a different career path, they would make the same choice again? I have been this fortunate. The livestock, pets, clients, staff, friends, and fellow veterinarians have enriched my life and given me countless experiences and memories. In this book I hope to relate some of these to the reader: the highs, the lows, the good, and the bad. These were the days in the life a country vet.”

Please join us for a reading and signing!

Event date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5629 Summitview Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908