Dr. Ed Migneco - That's Why They Call It Practice

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 1:00pm

Left Bank Books and Gateway Pet Guardians present Dr. Ed Migneco to celebrate his new book That's Why They Call It Practice. Join us in the store for a book signing and benefit for Gateway Pet Guardians. A portion of the proceeds of the book is going to Gateway Pet Guardians.

Dr. Ed will be entertaining everyone with stories, answering your questions, and signing books.

Dr. Ed will personalize and sign copies! Personalized and signed copies will be available to be mailed anywhere in the country. For personalized copies, please order before noon on May 17th.

Join us at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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About the Author

Dr. Ed Migneco graduated from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and took ownership of Hillside Animal Hospital. At the end of 2019 he sold the practice to his daughter and son-in-law and went to work for Gateway Pet Guardians, serving the community of East St. Louis, IL. He is very active in the animal welfare community and over his career he has served with organizations including Gateway Pet Guardians, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Five Acres Animal Shelter, Pets Are Wonderful Support, and Tenth Life Cat Rescue, among others. He has won numerous awards including the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year in 2002, the Hartz Corporation Veterinarian of the Year in 2007, and the William Wolff Volunteerism Award in 2016.

Dr. Migneco is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in Canine and Feline Practice. He is the proud father of three adult daughters. He is engaged to Dr. Nicole Fulcher, DVM, and together they have two rescue cats named Helen and Carter. In his leisure time, Dr. Ed enjoys travel, photography, and trivia.


About That's Why They Call It Practice

From providing as assist to a silverback gorilla undergoing surgery to spending a long morning in pursuit of a loose peacock harassing the nuns and students at a local Catholic school, Dr. Ed Migneco has rarely had a dull day at work. Even the routine dog and cat visits in his veterinary office and animal rescue work carry moments of drama, triumph, and heartbreak that often reveal as much about the humans involved as the animals themselves. The St. Louis veterinarian has close to 40 years' experience, and his longtime practice, Hillside Animal Hospital, opened more than 60 years ago as one of the first veterinary clinics in the city.

In the collection of short and poignant stories, Dr. Ed employs a gentle humor and sharp observation to share tales reminiscent of James Herriot's work in "All Creatures Great and Small." The incredible bonds between people and their pets make these pages relatable for readers of every age. And don't be surprised if you recognize yourself or someone you know in the anecdotes about poorly explained symptoms, miraculous recoveries, embarrassing dog behaviors, and moments of hope for animal in desperate situations! As dr. Ed writes, among his veterinary friends, "we all seem to have the same clients, just the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
That's Why They Call It Practice By Edward Migneco, Amanda Doyle (Consultant), Jill Halpin (Designed by) Cover Image
By Edward Migneco, Amanda Doyle (Consultant), Jill Halpin (Designed by)
ISBN: 9798218357047
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Edward Migneco - January 11th, 2024


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