Newfoundland’s James Herriot
..Dr. Andrew Peacock.............................
Every aspiring veterinary student and legions of pet lovers all over the world have read the adventures of the British veterinary surgeon, James ‘Alf’ Wight, more commonly known as Dr. James Herriot. Where the Yorkshire Dales had Dr. Herriot, the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland Canada has Dr. Andrew Peacock.
Dr. Peacock is a veterinarian who has had to do it all from delivering calves in a blizzard, breakneck relocation efforts of caribou, dealing with Bingo playing polar bears to trying to decipher the unique dialect of the locals. Dr. Peacock was extremely gracious and invited me into his home near Carbonear, Newfoundland where he captivated me with tales from his upcoming book, Creatures of the Rock.
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ANDREW PEACOCK was born in Toronto and raised in the town of Kapuskasing in northern Ontario. After finishing degrees in biology at Trent University and veterinary medicine at the University of Guelph he moved with his wife to the small fishing village of Freshwater on the island of Newfoundland. As a veterinarian he worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Newfoundland from 1982 until 2010. He is now retired from clinical practice and works for the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Veterinarians. Andrew and his wife previously owned an independent bookstore named "Waterwords" in the town of Carbonear. His family, writing, music, photography and love of the outdoors keep him very busy and happy.