For the vet students at Murdoch University in Australia this is going to be the toughest year of their student lives. After 4 intense years of books, lectures and theory, it is their final year where they get their hands on hundreds of animals and turn theory into practice. Students are faced with procedures for the first time—the first stitches, the first surgery, the first arm up a cow’s backside! Unleashed on the wards for the very first time, the students will be involved in all aspects of pet care, from critical operations to frontline emergency care, treating everything from farm births to severe animal trauma. They’ll have to cope with the unrelenting pressure of day-to-day life in the hospital and the consequences of split-second decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. But are they up to the job? Can they realize their dreams of qualifying in one of the world’s toughest professions? This unflinching series will capture the highs and lows of the young vets’ training as well as the drama, excitement and heartbreak of life on the wards.