If your child adores animals and wants to be a veterinarian when they grow up, don’t be surprised! A vet is one of the most common professions kids say they want to be when they grow up. Hence, if you want to encourage your child in such aspirations, you might want to consider buying a book about animals. Here is a list of the best books for aspiring veterinarians which will make every child love the profession even more.
Books for Aspiring Veterinarians
Weird and Wild Animal Facts, by Jessica Loy
Just like the title says, this is an excellent book for every child who wants to become a vet. It is packed with weird and wild facts about animals. In fact, it contains facts about 14 different animals, from seahorses to warthogs, to tarantulas.
Beastly Feasts: A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme, by Bob Forbes and Ronald Searle
This is a perfect choice for bedtime books for children as it comes with animal themed poems. So, you can read the poems out loud to your child or you can both read them together. Besides the poems, there are also many fun illustrations, which will keep everyone entertained. Hint: Every illustration contains a hidden mouse and you can use it to find the mouse with your child.
Doctor Nice, by Valeri Gorbachev
An exceptional picture book about a day at the office with Doctor Nice, who fixes a crow’s broken foot, mends Mrs. Cow’s tail and cures a goat kid’s headaches. However, when mom takes a look into the doctor’s office, we understand that Doctor Nice isn’t a doctor and that his patients are actually stuffed animals. Thus, your child might relate to the story meeting an aspiring vet.
I want to Be a Veterinarian, by Stephanie Maze
This is an amazingly informative book which features color pictures. It aims at teaching children about veterinarians, including what does it take to become a vet and all the different types of vets they can one day become.
All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep, by Crescent Dragonwagon and David McPhail
This is yet another extraordinary bedtime book, especially if your aspiring vet doesn’t want to sleep without a story. The book is exceptionally illustrated and will make your child sound asleep by the time you read about zebras. It is a lyrical animal ABC book that a mommy can use to tuck her child in for the night.
Once Bitten: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Young Veterinary Surgeon by Nick Marsh
This is a novel which explores the challenging beginnings of becoming a vet. The story is focused on Alan Reece, who plans to save the world by saving animals. However, throughout the journey, he faces a number of challenges and even an unsuspected love triangle. Alan’s adventures and misadventures demonstrate his first year as a veterinarian. It is a very humorous, emotional, and witty book which every aspiring vet will love.
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian, by Heather Adamson
This is another great book which follows a veterinarian, Dr. Kipp throughout his day at the office. Your child will learn how it is to work as a vet. It will be a first-hand experience of the veterinarian profession. It will keep young animal-lovers interested for hours.