The Young Vets learn not to underestimate the amazing ability of animals to recover from illness, while getting to grips with the serious business of surgery. But for some of the students, the intense pressure is starting to take its toll.
Matt Wilkinson is in his home town of Eastbourne assisting with the removal of a huge tumour from a mouse; Elly Berry is learning how to do surgery on a cow in the middle of a working farm; and Danni Willey discovers that surgical procedures don't need to be high-tech to be effective.
Judy Puddifoot's anaesthesia placement ends in tears as she struggles with maths and calculating drug doses, causing her to have big doubts about her ability to be a vet. But when she moves to intensive care and has to look after a dog called Biscuit, struggling for his life after surgery, it renews her determination and puts things into perspective.