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  • Short Summary

    Mobile veterinary unit provides free services in impoverished areas.

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    Title: "A HOSPITAL ON WHEELS. Poor people's sick or injured pets can now receive free advice and attention".

    A van has been transformed into a mobile veterinary unit.

    M/S of a crowd of people, mainly children, holding their pets - puppies, dogs, chickens etc., pan to show a vet in a white coat standing on the back of a van inspecting a little girl's rabbit. C/U of the rabbit being inspected by the vet, a cabinet filled with bottles stands behind it. M/S of the vet helping a little boy with a black dog onto the van. M/S of a woman with a Jack Russell stepping onto the back of the van, the vet inspects the little dog. C/U of the vet bandaging a Terrier's paw.

    M/S of the vet looking in the mouth of a horse, he is watched by a crowd of children, he then tries to inspect the horse's feet (the horse puts up a struggle). High angled shot of the crowd around the vet's van, the vet is bandaging a dog's paw. C/U of the vet bandaging the dog's paw. Panning shot along the queue of people with their sick animals. M/S of the vet attending to a woman and her chicken. M/S of the vet inspecting another dog (some kind of mongrel). C/U of the rabbit being inspected.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:38:00 / 01:11:30:00
    G 1144

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