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About the Book:
‘Why did I become a vet? Was I mad? Why didn’t I take that job in the Bank of Ireland, in a nice suit in a warm office, central heating, nine to five?’
Those were the thoughts of young Jim Watkins as he hauled himself out of a hole full of dungheap drainage back in the 1950’s—an era when there was no television, no women in pubs, not much electricity, no hard drugs but plenty of drink driving.
Yet Jim stayed a vet, and has many a tale to tell, some hilarious, some astonishing, some sad, and some that he simply daren’t tell. The tellable ones are right here.
About the Author:
Dubliner Jim Watkins was schooled at Saggart NS and Blackrock College, became a vet in 1957, and practised in many parts of Ireland. He has chaired a pharmaceutical company, was army Veterinary Officer at the Curragh, and ran Dublin County’s horse-and-dog pound. He now lives in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, where he chairs a highly successful Tidy Towns Committee.
Illustrated by Aongus Collins