The Royal Veterinary College provides the setting for seven weekly programmes of Animal ER on Channel 5 at beginning on Monday 27 November at 8.30pm.

The series follows emergency arrivals at the Sefton Equine Hospital and the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and will feature the assessment, treatment and follow-up of each case.

In one of the many equine cases featured, vets Matt Dobbs and Emma Mitchell Hannah are faced with a temperamental horse who is brought in after being kicked. The owner suspects that there are some loose splints of bone in the wound, but X-rays reveal something much more serious.

In another episode vet Gill McLellan treats a five-year-old gelding that has jumped over a wall and landed on a car incurring severe injuries, while a pony with a severely fractured jaw is put back together again by vets Matthew Peade and Vicky Lipscombe.

Other animal patients who are featured throughout the series include cats, dogs, cows, pigs and lambs.