The Yorkshire Vet: Julian Norton attempts to treat an alpaca
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The Yorkshire Vet is a Channel 5 documentary series which began in 2015 and follows veterinarians Peter Wright and Julian Norton as they tend to animals in need at their practices in North Yorkshire. Julian and Peter have become firm favourites on the programme since 2015, and at the beginning, the series followed the duo at Skeldale Veterinary Practice. However, earlier this year, the duo made the difficult decision to leave Skeldale. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Julian explained the reason behind his departure.
The vet worked at the Yorkshire practice for more than two decades before he made his departure.
Skeldale had been the original practice of world-famous vet James Herriot author of All Creatures Great and Small author Alf Wight.
However, Julian felt it was the right time to go as the practice was merged with a national veterinarian organisation.
He went on to open his own independent vet practice in Wetherby, Yorkshire.
Speaking about his departure, Julian explained he had no intention to leave.
He said: “I left Skeldale after working there for most of my working career.
“And then the practice was taken over, which wasn’t really part of my plan, or intention.
“I didn’t really want to be working with that kind of corporate style structure.”
He continued: “So, I left at that point and worked elsewhere but recently I’ve opened two practices.”
The 49-year-old went on address his future on the show, as he admitted he will remain on the show “as long as it’s still fun”.
He added: “I don’t know, I mean we’ll see. There is talk of the series beyond series 13.
“I guess I think as long as it’s still fun to be involved with and as long as it’s not too time-consuming and too onerous and the stress is not too much.”
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Series 13 of The Yorkshire Vet is currently airing on Tuesday nights, and despite its success, Julian believes the show has a shelf life.
The vet believes viewers will eventually “get fed up” with watching him and Peter.
He said: “Things change over time. I mean I never ever thought that we would be doing a 13th series.
“I don’t know really. I imagine at some point, the channel will say, ‘you know enough is enough,’ or the viewers will eventually get fed up with watching us do our stuff.”
The vet added: “Other people will come along.
“There are plenty of vets around in Yorkshire and in other parts of the country that are much more skilful than me and much more eloquent and probably much better looking as well.”
Tuesday night’s instalment will see Peter tend to goat with a painful foot condition.
The vets will also tend to a bulldog who is rushed in after eating some chewing gum.
The Yorkshire Vet airs on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 5.
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