October 01, 2001


 TV comes to Michigan State

Posted Sept. 15, 2001

Academics, surgery, and even the social lives of veterinary students are part of a 13-week series on the Animal Planet Network titled "Vet School Confidential." The series began airing Aug. 7 on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Last winter, Rocket Pictures, a Colorado-based production company, arrived at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine to document the lives of Danielle, Jake, Kent, Rachel, and Steve as they studied hard and worked even harder in the school's veterinary teaching hospital. The program was produced with the hopes of giving an accurate, behind-the-scenes look at a veterinary education.

In pursuit of that goal, the AVMA was asked to work with the producers on the background information for the series. Each episode focuses on one or two patients that are brought into the MSU veterinary teaching hospital, their first being Duke, a 10-year-old Pomeranian in which the students diagnosed and treated bilaterally luxating patellas.

Biographies of the students, as well as episode times and themes, can be found through animal.discovery.com/fansites/vetschool/vetschool.html.