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August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Dr. Amy Attas


Books & Books


August 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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“For a New York kind of guy, this is a great New York kind of book!  Dr. Amy made house calls, hotel calls and even back-stage calls to care for my beloved pugs. And even after I moved to the Island, my ‘girls’ went to the City by limousine or helicopter so Dr. Amy could continue their care. Enjoy the book!” —Billy Joel

Books & Books presents…



Pets and the City: True Tales of a Manhattan House Call Veterinarian

 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $29)

Thursday, August 22nd, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Dr. Amy Attas discussing her new book, Pets and the City: True Tales of a Manhattan House Call Veterinarian (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $29)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

New York City’s premier “house call veterinarian” takes you into the exclusive penthouses and four-star hotel rooms of the wealthiest New Yorkers and shows that, when it comes to their pets, they are just as neurotic as any of us.

When a pet is sick, people—even the rich and famous—are at their most authentic and vulnerable. They could have a Monet on the wall and an Oscar on the shelf, but if their cat gets a cold, all they want to talk about are snotty noses and sneezing fits. That’s when they call premier in-home veterinarian Dr. Amy Attas.

In Pets and the City, Dr. Amy shares all the shocking, heartbreaking, and life-affirming experiences she’s faced throughout her thirty-year career treating the cats and dogs of New Yorkers from Park Avenue to the projects. Some of her stories are about celebs, like the time she saw a famous singer naked (no, her rash was not the same as her puppy’s). Others are about remarkable animals, like the skilled service dog who, after his exam was finished, left the room and returned with a checkbook in his mouth. Every tale in this rollicking, informative, and fun memoir affirms a key truth about animal, and human, nature: Our pets love us because their hearts are pure; we love them because they’re freaking adorable. On some level, we know that by caring for them, we are the best version of ourselves. In short: Our pets make us better people.


About the Author:

Dr. Amy Attas is an award-winning veterinarian and the founder of City Pets, which for more than three decades has been the premier veterinary medical house call practice for dogs and cats living, working in, or visiting Manhattan. She shares a home with her husband, Stephen Shapiro, and if she is lucky, some rescued pugs.