Francois comes from a long line of vets; his father, grandfather, and great grandfather before him were vets in Alsace, France, where Francois is from. Francois followed his family footsteps and studied Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, where he graducated in 2006. After he met Niamh at the University, he decided to move to Ireland to start his first job. Francois started in Ballina, Co. Mayo and for several years after that he worked as a locum vet for mixed animal practices in the West of Ireland. He worked at Western Veterinary for a season when it was under the ownership of Maurice O’Scanaill and fell in love with the Connemara people and landscape. Niamh and Francois started a family and after a brief move to the East coast in 2012 when Francois worked in Wicklow and Wexford, they returned to Connemara in 2016. Francois has a keen interest in sheep medicine, bovine reproduction and small animal surgery. He loves the outdoors and when he is not in the surgery or driving around the local farms he can be found at his home gardening, carrying out DIY projects or anything to do with food! Niamh and Francois have several adopted pets; dogs, cats and ponies.