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Vet students bare all for calendar

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Third-year veterinary science students have again shed their clothes for the Barely There calendar to raise money for their half-year trip and for charity.

The calendar, in its fourth year, features students performing a number of farm-related activities, including herding and shearing sheep and horse riding, wearing little more than hats and gumboots.

The students hope to raise about $2500 for the new animal hospital at Wellington Zoo, as well as funding their trip.

Vet student Christie Balcomb says making the calendar was a fantastic experience. “We had some reservations about it at first and some people took a bit of persuading to be involved,” she says. “But since it is the fourth year it’s been made most of the students knew it was coming. It ended up being very relaxed and much less of a big deal than everyone thought it would be.”

The calendars are available for $10 from vet students, who will also be selling them on the Manawatu campus. They are also available from the website

The calendar will be officially launched at Malbas bar in Palmerston North at 7.30 this evening.

The half-year trip is a celebration for all third years, who are halfway through their five-year course.

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