A tale of two vets and two books

2013-12-06 00:00

IT is interesting that vets are not only good at treating animals but they are also good at telling stories. The writing bug bites them at some stage. Two local vets, Mike Hardwich and Tod Collins, have put pen to paper and locally published books quite worthy of praise in the tradition of James Herriot. Herriot (James Wight) was an English novelist who wrote a series of books set in the Yorkshire Dales about his veterinary experiences.

His latest book, The Rhino and the Rat, is an enjoyable read. Chatting on the beautiful verandah of his farm in the lush Umbumbulu area, he said, “Animals will always be part of my life. I don’t think I’ve ever had a real day off. Writing about my experiences is a way of capturing the good and interesting parts of my career.”

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