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National Geographic Wild ‘Vet School’ – Groundbreaking Docuseries Captures Our Hearts

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National Geographic Wild 'Vet School' - Groundbreaking Docuseries Captures Our Hearts

As you all know, National Geographic is a fixture in our home. My nephew is enamored with National Geographic Kids books and their official website, which is packed full of fun activities and games that keep him entertained – all while filling his eager thirst for knowledge. On the weekends, it is not unusual for my nephew Jayden to plop himself down on the couch and watch National Geographic Wild. The shows are fascinating – so when I am passing by I usually get sucked in as well.

This weekend I happened to sit down in the living-room and National Geographic Wild was on the television, I was immediately sucked in to their groundbreaking new TV show “Vet School.” The docuseries goes behind the scenes at one of the most prestigious vet schools in the country, Cornell University College Of Veterinary Medicine, and follows six students’ journeys through the competitive program on the road to receiving their veterinary degree.

The Students of ‘Vet School’

National Geographic Wild 'Vet School' - Groundbreaking Docuseries Captures Our Hearts

During the “Vet School” premiere, which aired on Saturday September 19, we met Hannah Brodlie, Cristina Bustamante and Dan Cimino – who are all first year students at Cornell, and quickly learning that they may have a bit off a bit more than they can chew. Seriously, I will never take my dog’s vet for granted again – you have no idea how much work actually goes in to veterinary school!

Imagine medical school, only instead of learning how to save humans, you are learning how to save 1,000’s of different species, and you have even less years to master the traded. Also, there were three other cast members who are on their fourth year of veterinary school, and just as overwhelmed as the beginners as they get ready to head out in to the work force and start saving animals’ lives on their own, without a teacher or tutor by their side.

The inside look at “Vet School” was absolutely fascinating, and after watching the show for an hour it had me seriously reconsidering my career choice. Sure, dedicating four years of your life to mastering the world of animal medicine is intense (to say the least), but the end result is so rewarding. It was amazing watching the Cornell students working together to save animals, and truly making a difference in the world.

Amazing Animal-Lovers Programs

National Geographic Wild 'Vet School' - Groundbreaking Docuseries Captures Our Hearts

“Vet School” will be airing new episodes on National Geographic Wild every Saturday from now until October 3rd – and I highly recommend checking them out! And, don’t blame me when you are absolutely head over heels addicted to the series. If you haven’t checked out the National Geographic Wild network, then you truly have no idea what you are missing out on.

“Vet School” is just the tip of the iceberg, they also have some other animal rescue themed shows like: “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER;” and “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet.” And, like I said they have some great shows for kids as well, you can check out their full listings of programs at the official National Geographic Wild network website.

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18 Comments

  1. Catherine S says

    It sounds like they have a lot of great shows. I will have to see if we get that channel. My son would really enjoy it.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    I want to see this. It sounds like a great show.

  3. Sarah Bailey says

    What a great sounding show, I have to admit I do love a good animal programme, but I find some a bit hard to cope with if they are too sad. x

  4. Pam says

    Oh, I bet my niece would really like this show. She wants to be a veterinarian.

  5. Liz Mays says

    This sounds like a really interesting series. I’d love to watch it! I have to remember this for Saturday.

  6. Jeanine says

    This sounds so awesome. I always wanted to be a vet when I was younger. Saving animals would be amazing. I’ll have to check this out.

  7. Amber NElson says

    I love heartwarming shows like this and National Geographic is awesome for kids to learn from as well.

  8. Dawn says

    This is so cool. My daughter used to love talking about wanting to be a vet.

  9. Heather says

    I could totally sit and watch this all day. I bet there are great stories.

  10. Laura Gregory says

    I wish I would have heard of this sooner. I spent 22 years working in a vet hosp. and my son would like to pursue a career in vet medicine.

  11. Seattle Travel Blogger says

    My husband once worked as a veterinary technician. He loved it. I’ll have to look for this show for him.

  12. Amanda Ripsam says

    My daughter told me just the other day she wanted to be a vet or a doctor I bet she would love watching the show

  13. Kay Adeola says

    I always wanted to be a vet when I was a kid but as I got older I realized that no matter how much I wanted to help an animal feel better it would be too hard for me seeing any of them in pain,I would love to check this show out.

  14. Dogvills says

    My kids love to watch the National Geographic channel. This is an interesting series even my husband would love to watch this.

  15. Paula Schuck says

    I love watching shows with animals. I will have to keep my eyes out for Vet School. It looks like a great show.

  16. Rosey says

    I bet my teen would love this one. She had the love of animals and the smarts too, to become a vet.

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