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David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story

09 February 2015

What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting his long career in an ever-changing industry.

David writes warmly about his upbringing in 1950's Worcestershire, sharing childhood photos and memories. 

David takes the reader through his early encounters with animals and the learning curves he experienced on his journey to becoming a fully qualified vet, with tales of a University experience somewhat different to the students of today.

Later in the book David talks about the devastating effects of the 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, which cost the UK economy in excess of £8 billion. 

Written with much humour and sentiment, David presents the account of his extraordinary veterinary life.

Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story is available to pre-order now.

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