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UGA Vet College Starts TV Program to Showcase Vet Careers

The University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with WUGA-TV, has started a new program aimed at education people about veterinary medicine.

Animal lovers have more to watch than just Animal Planet.

The University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, with funding from Nestle Purina, has started a new program on WUGA-TV called "Vetinary Spectrum," which tells the tales of industry specialists as they walk viewers through common vet occupations — providing physical therapy for horses, training for abused animals, caring for elderly animals and researching diseases in bats.

The six episodes explore departments and programs created by graduates, faculty and students at the college, according to a UGA press release.

 "We hope ‘Veterinary Spectrum' will help people see all that we do and also encourage younger people to consider a career in veterinary medicine," said K. Paige Carmichael, host of the show and associate dean of academic affairs in the college in the press release.

The program also includes episodes on community outreach programs, such as "Vets for Pets and People," which provides care to animals who have been in domestically violent situations.

The program is set to air through December, January and February on WUGA-TV. Check local listings for times.

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