The Young Vets are gradually getting into the swing of the final year and gaining confidence with live animals. This time they knuckle down to some really smelly jobs and learn that not all cases end happily ever after.
Jo Hardy is in anaesthesia with an emergency case, a chihuahua called Rex, who has swallowed a fish hook that has pierced his oesophagus. Rex already has serious heart problems and will die if surgeons cannot remove the fish hook. Jo must stay focused as the surgeons battle to save Rex.
Hannah Nevin discovers the least glamorous side of veterinary medicine when she is taught how to express urine from a shih-tzu. Meanwhile, Charlie Tewson toughens up when he learns to castrate a stallion using emasculators.
Elly Berry is out of her comfort zone in equine surgery. Vinny, a much-loved rescue pony, is brought in with a very large lump on the side of his face. Vinny survived a difficult early life, but can the vets save him now?
Judy Puddifoot is working in a small animal practice in Luton when a member of the public brings in a hedgehog which seems to have been mauled by a fox. Judy must learn a difficult but valuable lesson about doing the kindest thing for severely injured wild animals.