Report by Tom Wright , Reporter
Monday, June 11, 2012
A VET is preparing herself for the trip of a lifetime as she gets ready to travel down to London for the Olympics.
With less than 50 days to go until the Olympics start, Congresbury vet Liz Watkins is ready to lend her expertise when working in the stables.
But the once in a lifetime chance to volunteer to work at the Olympics surprisingly has little to do with her profession.
Although she normally spends her working hours at Watkins & Tasker veterinary practice in Yatton, Nailsea and Portishead, she tends to deal with more cats and dogs than horses, and it is her love of horse riding that allowed her the chance to get involved.
She said: “I’m helping in the stables for the modern pentathlon and working throughout the Games.
“I know a number of the competitors involved from previous events I have been to. Aside from taking part in the Olympics this is the next best thing.”