Bordighera is a cute town on the Italian Riviera after Ventimiglia on the way to San Remo. It is a delightful place, quite (relatively) subdued and relaxing even during the summer months.
An excellent veterinarian is hard to come by. If you're in or near Nice, however, you are blessed with the brilliant Dr. Maxime Albouy. And better yet, he serves the Anglophone community.
Sven Vandenbosch has been resident in Monaco for many years having left his native Belgium to tour the world then settling in Monaco.