Less than a year after graduating from vet school at Colorado State, Dr. Lora Wittenberg encounters her first diagnosis of “blocked tom,” a potentially fatal disease of male cats. The pet is unable to urinate due to stones blocking his urinary tract, and the rookie vet must relieve the blockage before the cat’s bladder ruptures. Dr. Lora attempts a procedure she has never practiced before, to clear the urinary tract, as the pet’s anxious owners count the hours in the clinic waiting room in this rural Colorado town, praying for success.
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