BBC Two has commissioned a 10-part observational documentary series following a group of students during their final year at the Royal Veterinary College.
Made by ITN Productions, Young Vets will show students in the state-of-the-art RVC veterinary facilities and out on farms, practices and stables across the country.
Viewers will see the young vets as they get hands-on experience with animals for the first time – from conducting life or death surgery to bringing newborn animals into the world.
The show has been in production since autumn 2013 and will finish filming when the students graduate as fully fledged vets in July. It’ll be for broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.
Commissioning Editor Tanya Shaw said: “We are delighted to be working with the RVC on what promises to be a fascinating insight into the dedication and hard work that it takes to become a modern vet.
“We are delighted to be in production for another ITN Productions series for the BBC,” added Emma Read, Head of Factual and Features at ITN Productions.
“Our filming gives an insight into the incredible depth of training undertaken by remarkable young vets, with an abundance of heart-warming and compelling stories about the terrific characters of the students as well as the animals they’re treating. We’re grateful to the Royal Veterinary College for this unique access, which shows what it takes to make the grade as a young vet, and examines Britain’s relationship with pets and other animals.”