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Vet School returns to TV

Television viewers will get another chance to go behind the scenes at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

A second series of The Vet School on STV follows the work of vets at the school, which treats thousands of animals every year.

The first episode of the six-part series will be aired on Tuesday, March 1st at 8pm.

No two days are ever the same at the vet school, whether this ranges from treating an injured swan to abdominal surgery on a horse.

Ronnie SoutarDirector of Veterinary Services

Helping the injured

The episode includes the case of Freddie, a West Highland Terrier, who receives an operation to treat a heart murmer.

Vets work to remove a fishhook lodged in the gullet of Mille the Labrador while Duke the horse receives treatment for a fractured jaw bone.

The second series follows on from the success of The Vet School programmes that were aired last Spring.

The Dick Vet

The University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has hospitals and general practices for small animals, horses and farm animals.

As well as specialist vets, it also teaches the next generation of vets and provides them with essential hands on experience to treat a variety of cases.

Behind the Scenes

The Vet School series gives insight into cutting edge surgery carried out at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

As well as in-depth operations, animals also receive treatment at a state-of-the art veterinary cancer centre.

The centre is the only one of its kind in Scotland with a linear accelerator that can provide radiotherapy treatment to animals.

The School’s state of the art equipment helps our internationally-recognised staff work with referring veterinary practices throughout Scotland and beyond to give animals a better quality of life so we’re really pleased that STV is letting the world see our work

Ronnie SoutarDirector of Veterinary Services at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Paul Dodds, courtesy of STV.