Rural vets help showcase best of NI countryside

Rural vets help showcase best of NI countryside
Images of our beautiful countryside were beamed into millions of homes across Great Britain, when the first episode of the latest series of Mountain Vets aired on BBC Two last night (19 July). PIC SHOWS: Gleno Vets owner Rosalind Woodside during filming for BBC’s Mountain Vets, supported by Tourism Ireland. Further media information – Elaine Moore, Tourism Ireland. Tel: 077 6652 7719

Vets from four practices across Northern Ireland have become stars of the small screen in the latest series of Mountain Vets, which is now airing on  BBC Two.

The six-part series follows them  as they deal with farm, domestic and wild animals in need of medical help. All the practices are based in rural areas – offering viewers not only the chance to see how they work in challenging conditions but also showcasing Northern Ireland’s spectacular landscape.

In this season the vets and their teams from – Castle Vets in Castlewellan, Gleno Vets in the Glens of Antrim, Tullyraine Equine Clinic in Banbridge and the USPCA (Ulster Society for the Prevention Cruelty to Animals) – will be dealing with a busy calving season, wildlife and even a bearded dragon in need of a serious operation!

Stunning landscapes around the Mountains of Mourne and the Glens of Antrim will provide the backdrop to the various animal stories.

Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to support the production of the latest series of ‘Mountain Vets’. With a large audience right across Britain set to watch the series on BBC Two, it’s a great way to shine a spotlight on Northern Ireland – highlighting our spectacular countryside, as well as our friendly and welcoming people. It will remind viewers across Great Britain why Northern Ireland is a great choice for a holiday.

“Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity, to encourage travellers in Great Britain to put Northern Ireland on their holiday wish-list.”

This series of Mountain Vets was produced by Rare TV, an independent production company, and is a co-commission between BBC Two and BBC Northern Ireland, with support from Tourism Ireland.