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Nat Geo WILD bringing Vet School students to TV

dog prepared for surgery

Sept. 10, 2015


Winnie,  a bulldog with congestive heart failure,  is prepped for surgery in a chapter of Nat Geo WILD's "Vet School."

4th-year students are filmed by the nation's Geographic WILD camera crew at the College of Veterinary Medicine's 2015 Hooding Ceremony in May.

Reality TV originates to Cornell.

No, the Kardashians are this is not on campus, but National Geographic WILD spent last school year filming behind the curtain at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The outcomes of this exclusive access will start airing on Nat Geo WILD’s new Saturday evening series, “Vet School, ” Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. (on Ithaca-area funnel 130). The series follows three first-year students from the first day on their own route to becoming licensed vets, and 4 4th-year students who approach the finish of the training before starting on their own careers.

vet school gradsNat Geo WILD is onto something, since it's most widely used shows, such as the No. 1 series “The Incredible Dr. Pol, ” feature vets. And when anybody miracles if the drama is real, the reply is yes.

“It’s a real reality show the producers never requested us to dramatize anything, ” stated Cristina Bustamante, among the show’s featured students, who just began her second year of veterinary school. “The cameras were always upon us whenever we were by having an animal, then when we jump away from a [snarling] cat, that's totally natural.”

Mike Dicker, who had been a 4th-year student throughout the filming and it is now a little animal rotating intern at Garden Condition Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, Nj, felt the show had more the design of a documentary.

“It showcases the veterinary profession and Cornell in an optimistic light. The show shows the quantity of effort it requires to obtain the degree, and just how devoted we're to create our patients as well as their proprietors happy, ” he stated.

“They did a fantastic job of reflecting what it really was as with real existence, ” Bustamante stated. “When I saw a chapter, it truly expressed what that lab was like.”

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