Darcie's mom is a country vet. Traveling from farm to farm all day long, she takes care of sick goats and pigs, lame horses, and birthing cows. Darcie learns with each new patient that a vet's work is messy, hard, and fascinating. TOld in her own words, Darcie's experiences are chronicled in photos of the animals, the farmers, and her skillful mother at work. Filled with information on biology and behavior of animals, as well as veterinary procedures, this is a book for children who find facts as exciting as fiction. Full color.