This is the heart-warming moment a group of children with visual impairments were taught how to carry out a head-to-toe examination of animals by celebrity vet Dr Scott Miller.
Four animal-loving children helped treat a range of different animals, including Scully the dog, two tortoises named Steve and Alan, and two ferrets – one of which was albino.
Dr Scott, who has appeared on ITV’s This Morning, talked Harvey, 14, Scarlett, 14, Gabriella, nine, and Corben, six, through a full inspection using touch to check for any problems with the animals.
He explained how important it is for a vet to rely on their other senses, not just sight, and told the class what feels normal in an animal, so they could notice when there’s a problem.
Scarlett, who was born with albinism and bilateral nystagmus, said: “I have albinism, the same as the ferret. I met Dr Scott Miller and that was really cool.
“I just love animals so much really.”
Dr Scott said: “My advice to anyone that wants to be a vet is that you must have perseverance, you need to show your passion, you need to show your commitment, and work hard in school.”
He praised the masterclasses – which were organised by Guide Dogs – and the impact they have on young people.
The furry best friend
Dr Scott added: “Guide Dogs really does incredible work: not only do they provide dogs to people with sight loss, but they are also the UK’s leading provider of child services for the visually impaired.”
Harvey, who also took part in the masterclass at Dr Scott’s practice in Richmond Hill, London, was only registered as visually impaired two years ago despite having bad sight from a young age.
The 14-year-old, who has left school due to bullying, recently opened up to his mother and admitted he preferred animals

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