By: Rebecca Johnson
Genre: YFP - Animal stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Puffin/Penguin
Published: 01/05/2017
ISBN: 9780143782711


Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. They are excited to learn all about caring for farm animals and the work that country vets do.

Riding horses, shearing sheep and treasure-hunting for parasites are all just part of their normal school day. But when something starts attacking the school's sheep, the three vet cadets must their scientific skills, animal knowledge and teamwork to try and catch the culprit before it's too late.


Three young girls, all from very different backgrounds, find themselves as room mates at their new boarding school, Willowvale Girls Grammar, where they are all enrolled in the Vet Cadet program.

Abbey has grown up with three older brothers on a cattle station and is feisty and quick witted, Hannah is from a very privileged and well to do local family, and Talika is ‘science smart’ and wanted to experience Australian country life after moving from India.

The three girls soon form a very solid and lovely friendship, with each helping each other in the areas that they need it. But can they band together and come with a plan to save the sheep of Willowvale from a predator?

This is a fabulous new series that animal loving, middle to senior primary girls will love. It shows the importance of friendship and understanding, and also highlights how the positivity and understanding nature of teachers in our schools play such a vital role in student’s learning and development.

Reviewed by Sam