11 year old Poppy Ray longs to be a veterinarian. Sadly, her mother is allergic so she's never even been allowed to have a pet! But lucky for her, this year her parents let her go spend the summer with her uncle Sanjay on an island in Washington where he runs his own vet clinic! She will get to experience the highs of cuddling newborn kittens and the lows of hit and run accidents. She's not exactly prepared for all the gross stuff and meets a friend named Hawk who helps her get through the tough times. This is a great story for any kid who thinks they might want to be a Vet someday!