Love at First Bite

Four legged patients and Two legged masters

In this collection of stories from his life, Israeli veterinarian Dr. Yair Ben Ziony shares his fascinating experiences with animals that moo, bark, bay, and purr. Whether describing days in his private small-animal clinic, his travel in the newly independent state of Israel tending to farm animals, or his four years in pre-revolutionary Iran managing a dairy farm, Ben Ziony writes with precision, wit, and charm.

His sensitive eye reveals the beauty and nuance in every situation, as he evinces empathy not only for his four-legged patients but also for their two-legged masters, who often prove as intriguing and unpredictable as their charges. Each tale-be it amusing, sad, shocking, or simply strange–gives the reader fresh insight into the intricacies of the human-animal relationship.

“Dr. Ben Ziony’s surprising and perceptive stories will delight any animal lover-and even any fan of human beings.”

Martha Moody, author of the American best-seller, Best Friends