Following a BBC casting call for vets who fancy themselves as television presenters, vet times can confirm producers would also welcome applications from veterinary nurses.

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BBC producers happy to receive applications from RVNs. Images ©iStock.com/sturti and swilmor.

Responses to the initial news report on vet times’ Facebook page saw veterinary nurses disappointed at their lack of inclusion in such a high-profile project, despite their suitability for the public-facing role.

Missed opportunity

Facebook user Colli Son said: “Just vets? That’s sad because VNs might be well suited to that kind of role too and it would be a great opportunity to increase public awareness of the profession and how much they know.”

However, when approached, the show’s producers agreed and said they would be happy to consider applications from registered veterinary nurses.

Team needed

When asked for more information on the show, which is currently in development, a BBC Science spokesman told vet times: “I can’t give you much more detail at the moment as the series is in its early stages. But I can tell you we’ll be looking for a team of presenters, and that the series is for BBC primetime television.”

To apply, budding television presenters should record a short video on their smartphone in which they describe their area of expertise and the most common questions they are asked.

  • Send your video, CV, photo and contact details to vets@bbc.co.uk before 17 April.
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