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Shadow’s Trip to the Vet


Claire Corridan

Illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto



Shadow’s Trip to the Vet involves children in dog ownership by guiding them through the process of taking their family dog to visit the vet.

Claire Corridan promotes both preventative and emergent veterinary care in animals by teaching children how to recognise when their pet is feeling unwell and what to do to help them.

Actively reducing stress levels in animals by learning

  • how to recognise stress
  • how to respond to a stressed animal
  • and what to do to help

improves knowledge and encourages empathy for both animals and people.

The book is aimed at children 6-10, ideal to be read between parent and child. And if you want to know how children can interact more safely with dogs, also have a look at The Canine Commandments 2nd Edition, by Kendal Shepherd.


Claire Corridan is a small animal vet with a PhD in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She set up and ran her own small animal first opinion and Veterinary Behaviour clinic in Scotland for several years before relocating to Ireland where she combines first opinion and behaviour referral work with research and teaching in the fields of animal behaviour, welfare, ethics and law. Shadow’s Trip to the Vet is her first children’s book.

Table of contents

About the author


1  The Brown family gets a new member

2  Shadow’s first trip to the vet

3 Settling into a new routine

4 Shadow’s Christmas accident

5 Shadow has an operation

6 Shadow and Robin’s proudest day


Useful resources

Additional information

ISBN 9781789182071
Page extent 56
Product type PB
Publication date 20-Jun-23
Dimensions 152 × 229 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version


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