Wings and Wounds

Wings and Wounds


Hi, I’m Doc, a veterinarian who sees dogs and cats, but also happens to see rather unusual patients: dragons. If this sounds unlikely to you, I can’t blame you, but it’s true. If you’d asked me years ago, I would have confidently said that dragons don’t exist. Yet, here we are.

Dragons are nothing like what we’ve been taught. In truth, they try to avoid humans, and their hoards are… not what you’d think. Dragons are intelligent but not infallible creatures, and are just as prone to injuries and diseases as other, more domestic animals. That’s where I come in. But as patients, dragons are, shall we say, a bit more challenging than dogs and cats. Just ask me how much burn cream I go through.

Join me as I recall my adventures—er, misadventures— in dragon medicine. From my first chance encounter with a dragon on a mountain to my panic when dragons visit my clinic; from the introduction of dragons to my staff and family to my harrowing flirtation with death, and all the near catastrophes along the way… let’s just say, life with dragons is never dull.

The Dragon Doc’s Wings and Wounds takes the reader on a fantastical journey through the trials and tribulations of veterinary medicine for the most magnificent of beasts. Dr. S. K. Burkman wields a fiery sense of humor that leaves the reader in stitches while also tugging at the heartstrings. Be prepared for a wild flight… and don’t forget to pack the burn salve. 

NJ Gallegos 

Squeaky Hatchling

SQUEAK!…squeak? Most veterinarians don’t have patients crash-landing in the parking lot. But then, most veterinarians don’t see dragons. After years of treating these rather unusual patients, the Dragon Doc still finds dragons impossible to predict. She and her young daughter, Ember, encounter a dragon with a peculiar, noisy problem that turns out to have a surprising source. Doc and her daughter team up to help him, but can they save him before it’s too late?

If you enjoyed Harry Potter, The Lady Trent Memoirs, or All Creatures Great and Small, don’t miss The Dragon Doc Tales series. Squeaky Hatchling, the sequel to Wings and Wounds, is Dr. S. K. Burkman’s debut mini-novel.

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