YORKSHIRE Vet, Julian Norton, is back with a new book of anecdotes from his veterinary work in North Yorkshire - and he will be signing copies on Father's Day in Grassington.

Ruminations of a Yorkshire Vet - part of the 'Diary' series - is the continuing chronicle of his challenging and varied work. In his latest book, most of Julian’s days are filled with farm animals: calving cows and replacing prolapses, treating milk fever, and even removing an eye from a bull.

Other cases include: sheep semen; lopsided fish; accident-prone cats; bald guinea pigs; a three-legged hedgehog; Perky the pigeon; Elvis the goat; minty gloves; and much, much more.

Julian’s diary covers the Covid-19 pandemic and how it affected his veterinary work. He reflects on life and chews the cud over his unexpected but happy television career.

Written in the same manner familiar to those who have watched the Channel 5 hit series The Yorkshire Vet, the book is a fun and enjoyable read, and is illustrated throughout.

Julian has been working in mixed practice in rural North Yorkshire for the majority of his 27 years as a vet. Much of his career has taken place in the market town of Thirsk, made famous by James Herriot and his books. During this time, he has seen many varied cases, unusual animals great and small, and has made friends with a huge mixture of fascinating farmers and pet owners.

In 2015, Julian joined the hit TV series The Yorkshire Vet, which continues to be a popular Channel 5 programme.

Julian now helps to run two independent practices: Sandbeck Vets in Wetherby and Thirsk Veterinary Centre, where he works with his wife, Anne, who is also a vet. Ruminations of a Yorkshire Vet is out on June 14. It is published by Great Northern Books and is priced £14.99. www.gnbooks.co.uk

Julian will be signing copies at the Stripey Badger bookshop, Grassington, on Father's Day, June 16, from 12.30pm.