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All creatures great and small in tonight's episode of The Highland Vet

By Jean Gunn

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Highland cow Alba, one of the patients in tonight's episode of The Highland Vet. Picture: Daisybeck Studios/MCG
Highland cow Alba, one of the patients in tonight's episode of The Highland Vet. Picture: Daisybeck Studios/MCG

From Highland cows to budgies – its another busy time for the team at DS McGregor and Partners in Thurso during tonight's episode of The Highland Vet.

In this latest programme in the new series vet Rebecca Meyer is on an emergency call out when owner Lindsey has noticed her Highland cow Alba is struggling to move and has a huge growth on her hip that has started to increase in size.

Practice director Guy Gordon has a tricky case when Button the budgie arrives with a mystery lump under his wing. Anaesthetic is required which comes with particular risks to a bird in his twilight years. Once the procedure gets under way, Guy discovers a feather follicle cyst that is deeply embedded.

Retired crofter Frances is concerned her beloved golden retriever Peggy needs veterinary attention after she notices her eye is gunky and finds a growth on her eyelid. She lives in Tongue and faces a near 180-mile round trip if she is to avoid Peggy having to overnight in the practice kennels after surgery with vet Eilidh Macdonald.

Meanwhile vet David Mackay is called out to a cow struggling to give birth and discovers the calf is not positioned correctly. Experience tells David and farmer James that lives are on the line.

And in the small animal wing of the practice, the roster of jobs has been completed before the close of play but that doesn’t mean vet Shondie Maclean has finished. She is called out to vet nurse Lee-Ann’s elderly ponies after she discovers one of them is lame.

The Highland Vet is on 5Select tonight (Monday) at 9pm.

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