The Desert Vet
How a City Boy became a Bedouin Nomad and Spent Thirty Years Caring for a Menagerie of Camels and Other Exotic Creatures
by Alex Tinson, David Hardaker
Pub Date 01 May 2017
When vet Alex Tinson was plucked from the Australian outback to be chief vet in charge of the United Arab Emirates President's racing camels, he was given a mission: to make the camels the best in all of Arabia. Thirty years later he is still there, having become the world's leading camel vet while caring for a menagerie of unusual animals along the way. But this is more than a story about exotic creatures. It is about crossing boundaries of race and religion to create a life full of possibility, of being introduced to the reclusive world of the Gulf Royal families and of sharing the rich lives of Alex's Bedouin family and friends. Warm and generous, intriguing and compelling, this book shows us inside a world few have entered.