A new children’s picture book that teaches children about the diversity and opportunities in veterinary medicine


New York, New York – (Newsfile Corp. – December 9, 2021) – Veterinarian and children’s author Dr. Cherice Roth recently released the second installment in his heartwarming series Real Doctor, What does a real doctor look like?

Cover of the book ‘What does a real doctor look like?’

In What is a real doctor?, readers have learned that vets are doctors too. In What does a real doctor look like?, kids can join Kylee and Kaylon when they discover that doctors can look like anyone, even them! Dr. Roth’s latest work explores the intersection of identity and medicine by confirming that doctors can come from all ethnicities, races, genders, and abilities. Along the way, Kylee and Kaylon discover pleasant surprises about the world around them and where their passions can lead them in life.

What does a real doctor look like? unwraps harmful stereotypes that only children from certain backgrounds can enter STEM fields. As medicine of all types is still predominantly white, Dr Roth’s latest picture book offers young readers the chance to see themselves represented in these spheres. For marginalized children, the Real Doctor series is a window to a better and more inclusive future with equal opportunities for all.

Critics praise it What is a real doctor?, describing it as an “educational and fun” story. With vivid illustrations and compelling stories, Dr. Roth’s books celebrate excellence in diversity while encouraging children to think broadly about their future careers. From K-12 educators to STEM project managers, the Real Doctor series is a must-have addition to any library.

As a black doctor who saw no one in a medical field like him until the age of 10, Dr Roth laments that so many marginalized children believe the future of STEM is just for someone else. ‘another. What does a real doctor look like? sends a resounding message to these children. In the words of Dr. Roth herself, “They look like us.”

What does a real doctor look like? is available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Signed copies of What does a real doctor look like? are also available on Dr Roth’s website: https://the-real-doctor-store.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/preorder-what-does-a-real-doctor-look-like-with -author -Signature

Dr Cherice Roth is currently the Chief Veterinarian of Fuzzy Pet Health and is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Visit her on Twitter @chericeroth. She has traveled the world to deepen her knowledge of exotic species and broaden her understanding of surgical techniques. In addition to her current role, she has also held various positions in her field, such as Medical Operations Support Manager. Dr. Roth lives and writes in Oregon with her husband, their sons, and too many animals to count.

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