Green Films Pty(Ltd) have announced the licensing of the first season of the 13-part TV series Frontier Vets, set to air on SABC3 from 9 July. 

The reality/documentary series follows eight young vet students who have to tackle the responsibility of running an animal clinic in an under-developed rural area on the border of the Kruger National Park. It’s a coming of age story of personal and professional growth.

Under the guidance of Dr Greg Simpson, the student’s patients will include dogs, cattle, elephant, lions and rhino. The animals represent the livelihoods of their owners and so the pressure is on for the young students.

South African producer and director of the series, Jonty Acton, says they are delighted with the sale as although it has already sold internationally, one of the main reasons for making the series was to get the profession of veterinary science into the homes of South Africans. 

South Africa is desperately short of vets. According to Acton, the series will highlight the exciting and rewarding nature of the profession in the hope that it will inspire young people to consider becoming veterinarians. 

The series will air weekly on Saturdays at 11h30 on SABC3, starting on 9 July 2016. It will repeat on Thursdays at 09h30.