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How to Examine a Wolverine
More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian
By (author): Philipp Schott DVM
Philipp Schott DVM


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 28, 2021
$19.95 CAD


7in x 5 x 0.66 in | 0.6 lb

Page Count:

288 pages


11 11 line drawings, black and white
ECW Press
PETS / Essays & Narratives
Memoirs|Domestic animals and pets
  • Short Description
How to Examine a Wolverine is full of heartwarming stories about your favorite pets from the bestselling author of The Accidental Veterinarian.

Crammed with useful info, funny recollections, heartfelt anecdotes, and lots of cute furry creatures, a collection for all animal lovers!

This collection of over 60 stories and essays, drawn from Dr. Schott’s 30 years in small animal practice, covers an astonishing breadth of experiences, emotions, and species. Schott has tales of creatures ranging from tiny honeybees to massive Burmese pythons, although the emphasis is on dogs and cats and the interesting, often quirky, people who love them. He also doles out advice on current topics such as CBD oil, raw diets, and COVID-19, as well as the mysteries of catnip, dog flatulence, and duck erectile dysfunction. Schott’s candor gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look at a profession that is much admired but often misunderstood. What is it really like to be a veterinarian? More to the point, what is it really like to be a veterinarian when confused pet parents call at 2:00 a.m.? Or when your patient bolts for the road? Or when you’re asked to spay a dog on a resort’s kitchen table? Readers will also learn how to make a sheep sit on its bum and, yes, how to examine a wolverine.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • The Accidental Veterinarian was shortlisted for the Manitoba Book Award, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book (2020), and was a national bestseller.

  • “For all animal lovers, veterinary tales are always amusing, amazing, entertaining, and, once in a while, sad. Few books … approach the combination of fine writing, radical honesty, and endless optimism found in Winnipeg practitioner Schott’s … Laugh until you cry — and believe, as he says, that all that really matters is that the heart of the pet (and its owner) is pure.” — Booklist, starred review of The Accidental Veterinarian

  • The Accidental Veterinarian has been translated into Russian, Polish, Hungarian and simplified Chinese.

  • Philipp Schott was born in Germany and speaks German.


  • Pet owners with pet insurance

  • Gift buyers

  • Veterinary workers and students

  • Consumers of viral pet content (Cats of Instagram, The Dodo, etc.)

Bestselling author of The Accidental Veterinarian and The Willow Wren, Philipp Schott was born in Germany but grew up in Saskatoon. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan before moving to Winnipeg, where he is now chief of staff at a large pet hospital. He lives with his wife, two teenagers, three cats, and one dog in a creaky old house on the river.

“An engaging study of the behaviors of pets and the people who care for them. Schott’s tone is warm, friendly, and folksy in his storytelling and his conversations with pet owners; even in the most stressful times, he’s a compassionate and level-headed guide. How to Examine a Wolverine is an essay collection that celebrates the love of animals.” — Foreword Reviews

“Schott’s writing style is conversational, which makes How to Examine a Wolverine an easy and enjoyable read. Even if you aren’t currently a pet owner, his stories are amusing enough to appeal to most people.” — Winnipeg Free Press

“While the stories here are blue-ribbon perfect for anyone who loves four-footed, furry creatures, author Philipp Schott takes this book a few dozen hoofprints past your everyday household fur-kids … It’s going to be hard to pick the best of the brief tales inside this book. You might favor the dog stories. You might more enjoy the cat tales. You may want more from the ‘other beasts’ section. However you like it, How to Examine a Wolverine is a good little handful to have.” — Goshen News

“Charming veterinary tales from the heart of Winnipeg.” — Canadian Living

“Written in a simple and enjoyable style, full of humour, each of the anecdotes he tells or issues he brings up are interesting and enjoyable to read.” — Literary Potpourri blog

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