Ey up! This week we welcome Julian Norton to Veterinary Ramblings – best known for his role on the popular Channel 5 television series ‘The Yorkshire Vet’. The show is regarded as one of the most successful shows on the channel as it has reached the heart (and screens) of over 2 million viewers. 

We discuss the intricacies of balancing the job of being a vet alongside being a TV personality, how the logistics of filming work around veterinary emergencies and what he’s learnt as a result of working in TV. Aside from ‘The Yorkshire Vet’, Julian has also appeared on The Wright Stuff as a frequent guest as well as Springtime on the Farm and Big Week at the Zoo

Julian grew up in Castleford, West Yorkshire before studying his degree to become a Veterinary Surgeon at Cambridge University. He was inspired to become a vet by famous Yorkshire Veterinary Surgeon and Author James Herriot- he’s even authored a few books himself! Julian’s grandad was also a big influence on his choice in career, and we talk a little about their shared love for animals, the TV adaptation of “All Creatures Great and Small” and flat caps. Julian has almost 25 years under his belt as a mixed-practice veterinary surgeon living in North Yorkshire and was a partner in a practice that was once the surgery from which Alf Wight (James Herriot) worked – talk about full circle!

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