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

Author(s): Alex Tinson


Alex Tinson is a St Ives-born vet who was literally plucked from the Australian outback to become chief vet in charge of the United Arab Emirates President's racing camels. He was given one mission: to make the President's camels the best in the UAE and, indeed, all of Arabia. Along the way he also cared for a menagerie of most unusual animals from pet cheetahs and monkeys to strange desert lizards. It has also given him a rare entree into the life of the uber-rich Gulf Royal families and the world of the Bedouins...This is the story of an extraordinarily successful and adventurous expatriate Australian. Compelling and intriguing, it takes you into a world that few have entered before.


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ALEX TINSON has lived and worked in the Unietd Arab Emirates as a vet for nearly thirty years...DAVID HARDAKER is a television producer and a Walkley award winning journalist. He is a former ABC Middle East Correspondent and has lived and worked in Egypt.

General Fields

  • : 9781760292829
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : July 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Tinson
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 280
  • : 1 x 16pp colour photos