Vet your kit off! Student animal doctors strip off for naked calendar to raise money for drought-stricken farmers
- Queensland’s James Cook University vet students got undressed to raise funds
- It is an ongoing tradition when students complete studies to do naked calendar
- This year Drought Angels were selected to support mental health and droughts
Student vets have stripped off their scrubs for a cheeky naked calendar to mark the end of five gruelling years of study.
The calendar has become a tradition for veterinary students at Australia’s James Cook University – and this year’s class are no exception.
Striking nude poses with strategically placed hats, 40 classmates took part, with the proceeds going towards their graduation ball and a local charity.
Pictured: the calendar has become a tradition for veterinary students at Australia’s James Cook University
Pictured: the class mates have all known each other for at last four years and had lots of fun participating in the shoot
Co-organiser Jessica Fleming said: ‘We’ve watched each year ahead of us create a calendar and they had so much fun doing it.
‘So, when it was our turn to choose to make our own, it was an easy decision.
‘All of us were super keen. We’ve all known each other for at least four years and are great mates who have a lot of respect for each other so the shoot was nothing but fun.’
Their chosen charity, Drought Angels, helps Aussie farmers in their hour of need.
Pictured: striking nude poses with strategically-placed hats, 40 classmates took part, with the proceeds going towards their graduation ball and a local charity
The charity was picked after north Queensland was devastated by floods earlier this year, with government figures showing 600,000 cattle were lost in the deluge.
‘Being from a rural Australian community, many of us are from farming families, or have become close to farmers through our various placements,’ said Jessica, 25.
‘So we knew we wanted to choose a charity whose main priority was helping our beloved Aussie farmers.
‘This is where opinions split, half of us were passionate about mental health while the other half were passionate about natural disaster aid.
Pictured: The group chose charity Drought Angels to help Aussie farmers in their hour of need
‘Then we found Drought Angels, who cover both mental health as well as natural disaster relief. They were the perfect fit.’
Jessica, from Brisbane, says there’s been an additional benefit for the students.
She said: ‘In addition to allowing us to support a cause that we care about, the whole project has brought us closer together as a year, which we are very grateful for.’
The calendar can be purchased online for $20 AUD (£11) at www.vetsuncovered.com
Pictured: student Jessica said ‘allowing us to support a cause that we care about, the whole project has brought us closer together as a year, which we are very grateful for’