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Call the Vet Farmers, Dramas and Disasters - My First Year as a Country Vet by Anna Birch
  

Call the Vet Farmers, Dramas and Disasters - My First Year as a Country Vet

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Still a Vet, but also a farmer’s wife and mother, Anna Birch has settled into the country life, surrounded by farm animals, pets and rescues. But, in Call the Vet she looks back to her first year and her introduction to Dorset and the life of a country vet. In at the deep end there are tragedies and triumphs but also time to fall in love and realise that Dorset has crept under her skin and the country will always be her way of life.

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Synopsis

Call the Vet Farmers, Dramas and Disasters - My First Year as a Country Vet by Anna Birch

When fresh-faced, newly qualified vet Anna arrives in the seemingly sleepy Dorset village of Ebbourne, little does she know that this tiny rural community is about to change her life. Straight in at the deep end, Anna faces two tricky calvings, an emergency call-out to a frightened mare, lots of mad cats (and mad cat women) and one enormous dog with an injured leg and a threatening bark. Spirited and determined, Anna quickly finds her feet and falls in love with rural life, including Ebbourne's eccentric characters and their animals. Disasters, dramas, farmers and friendship - and not to mention a whirlwind romance with a local Wildlife Trust worker - this warm and witty memoir offers a window into what working with animals and country life is really all about.


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About the Author

Anna Birch is a vet, farmer's wife and mother of two small children. They live together on a farm in beautiful North Dorset with a herd of Red Devon cows, twenty Wiltshire Horn sheep, seventeen Gloucester Old Spot pigs, four rescue chickens, two farm cats, two Jack Russells and one Labrador. This is Anna's first memoir about vetting and rural life.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2014

Author

Anna Birch

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Publisher

Virgin Books an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Memoirs
Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)

ISBN

9780753555071

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