Safari Vet School

Friday, 17 February 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Safari Vet School – It’s the challenge of a lifetime. 

Thirty-two vet students – the cream of UK universities – are at one of the toughest vet schools in the world. At the Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the students are there to learn valuable wildlife skills. Under the guiding hand of Chief Vet, Dr Will Fowlds, the students will tackle everything from lions to rhinos to giraffes and elephants. For some it’s the first time they’ve seen these exotic beasts and for all of them it’s the first time they’ve had to treat wild animals. From the classroom to the bush is a physical as well as an emotional journey as they face fear, danger and drama and are challenged beyond anything they have experienced before.

Presented by vet, Steve Leonard, he acts as guide and mentor as students cope with the tears and terror of being a wildlife vet. 

Sixteen vets student are coming to the end of their challenging course working with wild life. They face a lion capture, where Steve, Thom and Camilla come up against big problems when it looks like their lion is in trouble. It’s then onto a rhino capture, where the students deal with black rhino who can be incredibly ferocious. It’s a chance for Natalie to step up and show she has what it takes to lead a team. Her indecision and lack of confidence has held her back in previous missions. Finally it’s time for the students to make an emotional farewell as they head off home.

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