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Elinor McGrath, Pet Doctor: The Story of America’s First Female Veterinarian

"I can do this! Elinor rolled up her sleeves. She was smart enough. She was strong enough.

When Elinor McGrath decided she wanted to be a veterinarian, the world told her no. It was 1907, and that job was not considered suitable for women. Even after she was accepted into veterinary school, the 137 male students in her class made it clear she was not welcome. Yet despite constant criticism, Elinor persevered. She could see that the future was changing and was determined to show the world of veterinary medicine that accepting women wasn't the only change the profession needed.

Written by a small-animal veterinarian, Elinor McGrath, Pet Doctor tells the true story of the first woman veterinarian in the US. Not only did she defy the wisdom about who could be a vet, but she also recognized that vets needed to treat companion animals like cats and dogs, not just farm animals, paving the way for the vet practices of today. With expressive illustrations and back matter that tells the story of more pioneering women in veterinary science, this is a gorgeous tribute to a pioneering animal-lover.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Jacqueline Johnson
Illustrator Alette Straathof
ISBN 1506492037
Publication Date Mar 19, 2024
Publisher Beaming Books
Language English