Danny K. Gilchrist Reflects on Veterinary Career and Life As Pet Lover

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His new autobiography is a memorable philosophical journey whose starting inspiration and title was given by childhood best friend ‘Fella’.

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Inspired by his love for animals and their quiet acceptance of events in their lives, seasoned veterinarian-turned-author Danny K. Gilchrist publishes “Fella,” a new book that shares valuable life lessons learned from the animals and owners he has worked with. The title of the book is in honor of Gilchrist’s family dog who was also his best friend when he was five years old. Fella, a male English bulldog, above all others, was responsible for Gilchrist’s love of animals and Fella’s story is a vital part of this journal.

Animals, both farm and household pets, are an integral part of most people’s lives. Pets have become members of the family in today’s society, and because of this, pet ownership and care has become even more important than ever. This impelled Gilchrist to finally publish his story so he may share with others the lessons he learned from dealing with the animals he has treated, as well as their owners who trusted him enough to entrust in him their beloved pets and their livelihood, as in the case of farmers.

“The practice of veterinary medicine in my own life has not been a job, but a way of life. Recorded in this book are memories of my life on the road and in the warmth of my clinic that have taught me so many lessons in life and helped me to understand who I am and how to deal with what life brings, good and bad. Working daily and often nightly with animals has been and continues to be my training ground,” reveals Gilchrist. “When I am with them, I am home. That’s what this book is about.”

Although “Fella” is autobiographical in nature, it doubles as a practical reference book as it gives useful new insights for animal lovers, behind-the-scenes care for animals, and reflections on how they affect people’s lives. As his experiences with his four-legged friends and patients greatly shaped his optimistic philosophy on life, Gilchrist hopes that his book will do the same for his readers.

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About the Author
Danny K. Gilchrist, as a city boy, had little association with animals, with the exception of a male English bulldog named Fella who was his best friend until Fella died when was five years old. At the age of 19, Gilchrist dedicated the next two years of his life to his church, serving as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, in France and Switzerland. In the final week of his mission, he had an experience he has recorded in these pages; an experience that softened his heart and his head and led him down a path to his future life’s work. The subsequent adventures are recorded in large part in this book; life-changing adventures and lessons learned in the small family farm barns, often in the dead of night, of central New York and northern Vermont, and within the welcome warmth of his clinic.

Fella * by Danny K. Gilchrist
Publication Date: November 27, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4931-4824-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4931-4825-7
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-4826-4

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