Tales from a Wild Vet: Paws, claws and furry encounters
Caro Handley, Jo Hardy

Tales from a Wild Vet: Paws, claws and furry encounters

Tales from a Wild Vet is the story of young vet Jo Hardy’s first year travels as a fully-qualified vet.

After the excitement of graduating from veterinary school with honours, Jo has to decide what she’s going to do next and while many of her friends are settling into local town or country practices, Jo is thirsting for adventure.

After four months of locum work, Jo heads out to Africa to work as a volunteer in some of the toughest conditions in the world. First stop is South Africa, where she volunteers for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), working in township areas, helping to rescue animals which are often in a desperate state.

Three months on Jo head for Uganda to work for the charity World in Need, teaching rural families how to care for the goats donated to them by people in more affluent countries.

Working in the north near Lira, Jo spends a month out of all internet contact, working with villagers who have no access to a vet and living without electricity or running water.

Jo’s next stop is Morocco, where once again she is working with rural people who have no access to vets.

Jo’s travels are an extraordinary, eye-opening education for a newly-qualified vet wanting to give something back to people and animals in some of the world’s toughest situations.

Book Details:

  • Author: Caro Handley, , Jo Hardy
  • Published Year: 2016
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins

Caro Handley,

Caro began as a local newspaper reporter and went on to work for Woman, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Express magazine - where she ghosted a column for a rising young star, Jonathan Ross - and Good Housekeeping, where she was agony aunt. After a stint freelancing for various magazines she began ghost writing in 2000 when lifecoach Fiona Harrold asked her to help with a book. The result was Be Your Own Life Coach which was translated into 15 languages and is still in print. Over the next couple of years Caro made the shift from feature writing to ghost writing and since then she has colla...
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Jo Hardy

Jo Hardy studied to become a vet at the Royal Veterinary College. After the most demanding 5 years of her life, she graduated with honours in 2014. However her last year in vet school was far from normal. Day in, day out, she had a film crew with her filming the highs and lows she was experiencing, as well as the heartwarming animal cases that came and went from her life, for BBC 2’s “Young Vets” series. In August 2014, the 10 part series was aired on national television and was met with a fantastic response from television critics and the general public alike. In Jo&rs...
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