Colin the Vet

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Colin the Vet
Current/last artist Duncan Scott
First appearance Issue 3207
(3 January 2004)
Last appearance Finished
Regular characters Colin the vet, Two female vets one known as Nursey

Colin the Vet was a fictional character who had his own comic strip in the UK comic The Beano between 2004 and 2006. As the name implies, the strip was about a veterinarian called Colin, who encounters all sorts of crazy animals. The strip was drawn solely by Duncan Scott. The name of the strip was based on the phrase 'call in the vet'.

It was one of the nominees to be voted into The Beano by readers in early 2004. Although Joe Jitsu won, it was only a 1% victory over Colin, so both were added to The Beano. Colin also appeared in the Beano Annuals for 2006 and 2007.

A running gag in his comic strips included hidden "Celebrity Pets", which are fictional pets owned by famous people. Many of the pets' descriptions are puns on the name of the celebrity. (Such as "Ant and Dec's Ant on decks")