Animal Planet launched a new series that seeks to show viewers what life is like for veterinary students in their final push before graduation. Life at Vet U showcases six of these top students and the amazing facilities at a renowned university.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has some of the most advanced equipment in America. With all the trials and tribulations of any medical drama series, this docuseries brings viewers behind-the-scenes with six fourth-year veterinary students as they compete for some of the most prestigious internships in the country. If they want to make it to the top, they will have to out-perform their fellow students by proving that they have what it takes to be the next top vet.
The modern facilities at the university provide for patients of all sizes and needs. Horses who need water-rehab post surgery, cows with complications, and even zebras are among the lucky who have access to the best technology and assistance.
People love their pets sometimes more than they love their fellow humans. This is a principle that all veterinary students must keep in mind as they seek to provide friendly care for people with pets in need. When it comes to household furry family members, these veterinary students have to be ready to help their owners cope with every kind of medical issue, from major surgery to minor check ups.
This Animal Planet series, which will air in six parts, will amaze viewers as they watch the students perform medical miracles for animals with loving empathy and a level of caring that only comes from those who have the ability to give a helping hand to kind creatures who cannot help themselves. These top students have some of the strongest stomachs in the country, having to perform some of the least fun tasks, and those who can hack it are the ones who will be snagged by the most coveted hospitals.
So far, viewer comments are mostly positive for the show, with many talking about how they are very appreciative to see what it’s like to be a vet student without having to enroll in school themselves. There aren’t many reality shows on TV that represent the veterinary school process. Animal planet has always been a leader in raising awareness of the need to care for our furry friends, and animal lovers will definitely connect with this series’ heart-felt passion for veterinary studies.
The series premiered on October 1, 2016, with a 0.08 demo rating and 769,000 viewers watching. Those aren’t bad numbers for such a specialty show.
So far so good for these vet students and this series, with over 1.6 million subscribers to their YouTube channel where viewers can re-watch their favorite episodes over and over again.
There have not been any official announcements from the network about a second season for this new series, but there will always be graduate students ready to step in front of the camera and show Americans what it is like to go through the stresses of studying to be a veterinary doctor.
Animal Planet will air the short six-episode season of #LVU on Saturdays at 10pm. You can also watch full episodes at animalplanetgo.com and the Animal Planet Go mobile app. The animal planet website also video bios of each of the students on the show. Clips of some of the most exciting situations on the show are also available for viewing.
Do you want to be a vet but don’t know if you have what it takes to get through the schooling?
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