This six-part fly-on-the-wall series follows the lives of junior veterinary students as they make their way through their last year of study at UCD.
University College Dublin has Ireland's only school for vets where those clever enough to gain entry learn all aspects of small and large animal health. We chart the highs and lows of four fifth year students as they work through the last phase of their course in veterinary medicine.
Days are busy with study. Assessment is on-going as students move from one subject to another.
As well as juggling the hectic workload of study, the students have to volunteer their time working in the college's referral hospital. We follow the junior vets as they work directly with the public and gain experience with real life problems with animals.
Along with new challenges within the teaching hospital, the students are put through their paces in the field as they go out with qualified vets on work experience. It's a tough time, as they leave the safe confines of the college and put the theory of the classroom into practice. Everything rides on this this, their final year.
6 x 25'
An Encore Production for RTÉ
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