The Yorkshire Vet
Herriot’s books were turned into a major hit BBC and A&E drama series in the 80’s, All Creatures Great and Small, starring Christopher Timothy who played James Herriot and now narrates The Yorkshire Vet. The show captures a style of veterinary services in decline with many vets in the UK now specialising in either small animals or livestock.
The Yorkshire Vet follows the comings-and-goings of former Herriot Trainee Peter Wright and partner, Julian Norton, as they care for animals in the rural communities of North Yorkshire, England. The area around Thirsk nestles between the North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The series follow the vets out on visits to clients in more remote farm locations, the countryside providing a stunning, ever-changing backdrop.
The practice may have moved from the original premises to a purpose-built facility but the heart and soul of this historic practice are very much alive and beating!
Together with their dedicated team of staff, the series follows the day-to-day happenings with their clientele – both two-legged and four-legged! All the staff at Skeldale are trained to deal with all animals – from baby bulldogs and bad-tempered bullocks to stroppy farm stock and spirited stallions – no animal is too big or too small.
Skeldale Veterinary Centre is a RCVS Accredited mixed animal practice, treating all creatures great and small.