Prince Charles proved that he’s more than just a pretty face today, when he turned his hand to veterinary work during a visit to a Caithness college today.
Wielding a stethoscope like a pro, the royal was shown how to listen for heart problems with a little help from a Jack Russell dog named Jasper.
Listening in: Prince Charles listens to Jasper the Jack Russell’s heart during a visit to North Highland College
And not content with helping one animal, the Prince of Wales – or the Duke of Rothesay as he’s known north of the border – went on to repeat the trick with dapple grey highland pony Matthew.
Charles’ close encounter with the animal kingdom came as he toured North Highland College in Halkirk during a flying one-day trip to the north.
The college, which currently has around 8,000 students on its books, specialises in country skills, with game keeping and veterinary courses among those on offer.
Prince Charles, while no vet, is no stranger to country concerns and employs several game keepers and farm managers of his own.