Angell Animal Medical Center Surgeon and Author Nick Trout’s Latest Book Now Available

February 12, 2013

BOSTON—Feb. 12, 2013 – Inspired by his cases as a veterinary surgeon at Angell Animal Medical Center, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Nick Trout’s fourth book—The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs—is now available for purchase.  The book is Dr. Trout’s first novel and tells the story of an estranged young veterinarian who takes over the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, his late father’s animal hospital in rural Vermont and, in doing so, discovers love, redemption and his true passion.

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After three nonfiction books (Tell Me Where it Hurts, Love is the Best Medicine and Ever By My Side), Dr. Trout decided to write his first novel as a way to capture the essence of what made him want to become an animal doctor in the first place: the thrill of healing a sick animal.

The story centers on reclusive animal pathologist Dr. Cyrus Mills’ decision to return to the quaint town of Eden Falls, Vermont, to revive his recently deceased father’s failing veterinary practice.  Back in his hometown and haunted with difficult memories, Cyrus has a simple plan: restore and sell the practice as quickly as possible and then leave.

Under the wing of his mentor and father’s business partner, however, Cyrus begins to learn what it takes to win the hearts of his pet patients and their owners.  He becomes more entrenched in the community and as his relationships with the menagerie of eccentric and endearing residents of Eden Falls—including one with a very pretty local waitress—develop, his plans begin to change.  Cyrus also realizes he may have misjudged his father and the rift that tore them apart.  If that’s the case, coming to terms with the past will be the only way he can face an uncertain future.

About Dr. Nick Trout

Dr. Nick Trout graduated from veterinary school at the University of Cambridge. He is a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston; the author of three books, the New York Times bestseller Tell Me Where It Hurts, Love Is the Best Medicine, and Ever By My Side; and he is a contributing columnist for The Bark magazine. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kathy, and their adopted Labradoodle, Thai. For more information, visit Nick’s Web site:




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