Don’t They Kick When You Do That? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian


  • Format Trade Paperback
  • Author Dr. Gary Hoium
  • Publish Date October 21, 2021
  • ISBN ​978-1-927570-74-6
Dr. Gary Hoium1 Book

compilation of Dr. Gary Hoium’s real-life, sometimes humorous adventures, mishaps, and successes during his decades in a mixed-animal veterinary practice in Weyburn, SK.
Finalist, Memoirs/ Career, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2022.



Description: Just days after graduating from veterinary college in 1984, Dr. Gary Hoium joined a mixed animal clinic in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Thus began a long, successful career serving animals of all shapes and sizes, and their human owners/handlers. Along the way, he collected humorous and heartwarming stories of the creatures he met. Written with Dr. Hoium’s unmistakable wit and sense of fun, Don’t They Kick When You Do That is a compilation of his real-life adventures, mishaps, and successes. From cattle to hogs, cats to dogs, the creatures and men and women who love them have wormed their way into Gary Hoium’s heart … and his stories. And, yes, sometimes they do kick when he does that!

Awards/Honours: Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2022, Memoirs / Career
​978-1-927570-74-6, 224 pages, 6 photos. ©2021, Ages 15 to Adult, Humour, Nonfiction.

Responses from Readers:

  • This witty vet is highly entertaining.”
  • ​”I loved this book. So funny.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures, and thanks for the veterinarian tutelage. It was an education as well.”
  • “Such clever writing and great stories.”


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…