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'Ever By My Side' author Nick Trout

March 31, 2011

In Colorado State's April 6 Author Evening Series talk, New York Times bestselling author Nick Trout will answer questions about his new book, 'Ever By My Side,' and discuss where the prevalence and importance of companionship animals is leading veterinary medicine.

Wednesday, April 6
7 p.m.
Drake Center
802 W. Drake Street

Veterinarian Dr. Nick Trout, author of Ever By My Side, will be speaking in Fort Collins at 7 p.m. April 6, at the Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Street. The event entitled “Extreme Bond: Where is the new importance of companion animals taking veterinary medicine?” is free and open to the public – no tickets are required.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis (maximum capacity of 250 people). A book signing and sales will follow the program.

Funny, moving memoir

In his latest book, Ever By My Side, Trout turns the lens inward to offer a funny, moving, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, husband, father, and doctor he is today.

Using his relationships with those beloved animals to tell his life story, Trout shares the profound lessons he’s learned about friendship, loyalty, and resilience. The result is a moving story that speaks not just to animal lovers, but to any reader who appreciates the bonds we have with our loved ones, be they animal or human, and the lengths to which we go to nurture those bonds.

Trout's other works include:

  • Love is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
  • Tell Me Where it Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

'Lessons learned from my pets'

"In my first book, Tell Me Where It Hurts, I tried to capture the rush and the passion of modern veterinary medicine," says Trout. "In Love is the Best Medicine, I have focused more on the pets and their owners, trying to expose the more vulnerable, more emotional aspects of what it means to heal sick animals.

"In my latest book, Ever By My Side, I turn the lens inward and consider the animals I think of as my own pets, taking an opportunity to relive some of the defining moments of my life in which an animal took their cue, stepped up and gave me a chance to appreciate a different perspective.

"This is my attempt to show them off and share their subtle, startling, and inspirational lessons, which have played a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck."

Free author evening series

This is part of a series of free author evenings presented by sponsored by Friends of the CSU Libraries, the Poudre River Friends of the Library, and sponsored by KUNC Radio.

For more information about the event, contact Jane Barber at (970) 491-5712 or

Contact: Jane Barber