Bookmark has chosen Call the Vet: Farmers, dramas and disasters – My first year as a country vet, by Anna Birch as its book of the week.
Bookmark in Spalding has chosen Call the Vet by Anna Birch as its book of the week.
When Anna Barrington arrives in the sleepy Dorset village of Ebbourne, little does she know it will change her life forever.
With emergency call-outs to challenging calvings (and the odd challenging farmer), greedy Labradors, injured kittens and tearful goodbyes to much-loved pets, a vet’s life can sometimes feel like the endless ups and downs of West Dorset’s hill roads.
But she’s about to discover that there’s more to love about the countryside than just its animals.
These are the true-life misadventures of a rural vet.
Anna Birch is a vet, farmer’s wife and mother of two small children.
She and her family live together on a farm in beautiful North Dorset with a herd of Red Devon cows, 20 Wiltshire Horn sheep, the occasional Gloucester Old Spot pig, four rescue chickens, two farm cats, two Jack Russells and one Labrador.
This is Anna’s first memoir about vetting and rural life.
There is 20 per cent off this book at Bookmark with the voucher printed in the Spalding Guardian of May 8 – discount available until May 14.