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Programme Documents Vet Students in Final Year of Training

19 August 2014

UK - A new BBC2 documentary by ITN Productions will follow ten students at The Royal Veterinary College through their final year as they take what they've learnt in the classroom and put it to the test for the first time in practices, farms and state-of-the-art animal hospitals.

With the first episode being broadcast at 7pm on Tuesday 19th August the series will feature a whirlwind of back to back work placements covering every element of veterinary medicine - from farms, horses, small animals and even exotic animals from the local zoo.

The students can’t afford to fail a single one if they want to graduate.

The RVC students featured in the series (From left to right) Charlie Tewson, Dru Shearn, Dani Willey, Elly Berry, Judy Puddifoot, Hannah Nevin, Matt Wilkinson, Catherine Needham, Amy Clithero and Jo Hardy
The RVC students featured in the series (From left to right) Charlie Tewson, Dru Shearn, Dani Willey, Elly Berry, Judy Puddifoot, Hannah Nevin, Matt Wilkinson, Catherine Needham, Amy Clithero and Jo Hardy

Throughout the 10 episodes the vets extraordinary encounters include learning how to carry out caesareans on sheep, help a dog with a broken back to walk again, treat a horse with sinusitis and even help give a Shar Pei a facelift.

Professor David Church, Vice-Principal (Learning and Student Experience) at the Royal Veterinary College, said: "We are extremely proud of what our final-year students have achieved and were excited by the opportunity to show the world some glimpses of not only what is involved in training to become a practicing veterinarian but just how talented our students are."

Mature student Judy Puddifoot said: “You know when I was at school I told my careers advisor that I wanted to be a vet and unfortunately, he said you know "you're not going to be a vet Judy. You're not clever enough really." That kind of negative feeling stayed with me for a long time thinking I can't do it, there's no point I won't even try. Then eventually you think I'm just going to try, I'm just going to shoot for the stars, see what happens, see if I can get there. And I did, and hence why I'm doing it now.”

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