Eddie StraitonEdward Cornock Straiton OBE (27 March 1917 – 30 October 2004), known as "the TV vet", was a Scottish veterinarian, author, and television host. He was the studio-based technical advisor for the BBC television series ''All Creatures Great and Small''.
Born at Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Straiton studied at Glasgow veterinary school. He started his veterinarian practice in the 1940s and practised in Penkridge, Staffordshire. He began his TV career serving as a host on the television show ''Farming Today'' in 1957, giving advice on animal health. His broadcasting reached its peak audience when, in 1977, he took up a regular slot on BBC Radio's ''Jimmy Young Show''. He also wrote a series of popular veterinary books (by "the TV Vet") on farm animals and domestic pets. The books sold almost a million copies worldwide.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours, for services to the veterinary profession and to agriculture. Provided by Wikipedia