John Sauvage MRCVS has published Autobiology of a Vet, an account of his journey from the suburbs of South London, via Africa, to owning Pierson Stewart and Partners, a practice in Kent.  

John graduated from the RVC in 1973, after which his first job was at a mixed, mainly farm animal practice in Gloucestershire. 

From there he moved to a mixed equine/small animal practice in Maidstone before joining Pierson Stewart and Partners, of which he later became a partner and then sole owner. He sold the business in 2018. 

John has lectured widely in veterinary dentistry, practice management and cardiology. 

He continues to see cardiac cases and carry out breed heart certification.

John invented the word autobiology as it seemed befitting of a life in which animals and plants have been so intricately tied to his work as a veterinary surgeon and his hobbies of gardening and lawn tennis. 

He said: "I hope anyone in the profession who is interested in the history of veterinary medicine will enjoy reading how much things have changed in the last 50 years.

"It also has something for anyone interested in practice management, business and finance, not to mention sport.

"I hope it might also help everyone think about their work life balance and mental well being.

"Or you might just enjoy the funny and sometimes tear-jerking anecdotes."

Autobiology of a Vet is priced at £15.99 (hardback) / £8.99 (paperback) / £6.99 (ebook).

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