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TV show follows Massey vets on the job

Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the focus of a new television show premiering on PRIME this week.

The Animal Files takes a look behind the scenes at the hospital, documenting the work of some of the most passionate veterinarians in New Zealand and across the world.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital director Janet Molyneux says the show provides an insight into the work being carried out at Massey.

"At Massey we have a unique team that encompasses care of wildlife, companion animals, equine and production animals," she says. "The Animal Files is a wonderful opportunity for people to see just what goes on here.

"This year marks 50 years of veterinary education at Massey University, so we’re proud to collaborate on this show that will introduce viewers to the world of modern veterinary care."

In the premiere episode, X-rays on Border Collie Luka confirm both his front legs are badly broken after being hit by a car and expensive surgery is the only option. With Luka’s life on the line the team are hoping to pin the shattered bones back together.

In the Equine Hospital, a promising racehorse has been brought in with a potentially life-threatening condition. Handling and anesthetising a horse is always dangerous and equine surgeon Fred Pauwels will definitely have his share of challenges with this case.

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The show premieres on Thursday June 6 at 8:30pm on PRIME.

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