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Monsieur le Vet: My Life with Animals in Rural France
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Monsieur le Vet: My Life with Animals in Rural France (Paperback)

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The hilarious, poignant and sometimes bizarre stories of an extraordinary vet in rural France



Sylvain Balteau works as a village vet in the Pyrenees. Equally at home with a sick hamster as with a pregnant Charolais cow, he is permanently on call, immersed in the daily dramas of animals and their people.



Since 2007 he has kept a blog, revealing the hidden side of a vet's work and the rich variety of French rural life. As well as caring for the usual puppies and elderly cats, he tries to save a man's pet piglet and patches up hunting dogs after the annual wild boar hunt. Then he can be found carrying a newborn calf into a remote farmhouse to warm up by the fire, or pleading with a farmer's wife on the verge of a heart attack who insists that the vet see her sick cow first ...



Through his work with their animals, Sylvain gains a privileged insight into the people who live with them. In this profound and unsentimental book, he discovers that, in order to love animals, you can't help but love people as well.

BiographyMemoirsMedical & VeterinaryVeterinary medicineNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsFarm & working animals Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Publication Date: 04/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781785780578  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sylvain Balteau, 36, has lived in a French village in the Haute-Garonne, at the foot of the Pyrenees, all of his life . He trained as a vet in Toulouse and started keeping a blog of his life in 2007. This is his first book. He speaks English fluently.

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