Junior Vets

Genre: Live Action, 6+ Years

Duration: 40 x 30’

Year of Production: 2013 – 2016

Production Company: True North Productions

Commissioned By: CBBC UK

Definition: HD

Do these young animal enthusiasts have what it takes?

Junior Vets gives ordinary school kids the chance to become junior vets. In each episode the recruits are split into pairs and sent out to help with real vet work on animals in a vet school, farms, zoos and other animal hospitals. Some cadets are anxious around animals; others are terrified of blood and gore; whilst a few are simply determined to get as much hands-on animal experience as possible! Wherever there are pets, wildlife or wonderful creatures in need, the team are on hand to sort them out. The adult vets take a back seat and allow our Junior Vets to fly solo. They face decisions and dilemmas and will have to show real co-ordination and teamwork to come through each day.

Series 1: 10 x 30’ 2013, Series 2: 10 x 30’ 2014, Series 3: 10 x 30’ 2015, Series 4: 10 x 30’ 2016

Winner (2015): Factual Series, Royal Television Society Yorkshire Programme Awards

Nominated (2015): Best Digital Children's Content, Broadcast Digital Awards

Nominated (2015): Junior Vets On Call game, Best Game, Broadcast Digital Awards