Judy stars on young Vets on BBC2
I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I did my big swim for the Animal Welfare Foundation. Equally unbelievable is the fact it’s SIX years since I first became a trustee. That time now draws to a close and as of September it will be time for some fresh blood to take over where I left off. I’m hoping they’ll still let me carry on being involved to a greater or lesser extent because it’s been a fabulous charity to work for and there is still so much to be done. Great news for AWF this year is that the Medivet chain of vet surgeries has made AWF its official charity partner and the trustees are over the moon about it.
As one of their first good deeds three of their lovely young vets have signed up to do the London to Brighton bike ride for AWF on the 7th September. So good luck and a massive thank you to Marie Walsh, Adi Nell and Laura Corbett. I salute you! If anyone can spare some pennies the links to their Just Giving pages are here; Marie, Laura Adi.
Other young vets are in the limelight at the moment too with the start of BBC2’s Young Vets series. Some of you will know that our very own Judy Puddifoot, who’s been giving us her instalments of her trials and tribulations at vet school, is one of the stars of the show. Well done Judy, I’m sure you will be a massive hit!
It takes me back to the good old days of Vets in Practice and I can’t believe it’s nearly twenty years since we started our programme. Quite clearly I am categorically not a young vet anymore! I loved my time on the programme, made some great friends at the BBC and it gave me opportunities to help animals that I never would have had. I’m sure all the new young vets will shoot to stardom and hopefully use their new found fame to do some good things. It does take a while to get used to people in the street recognising you but the nice feeling never goes away so enjoy every minute of it.
I’ve just signed up for my next big writing venture so if I ever find time to actually get it done I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, happy summertime everyone.