Trude Mostue

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Trude Mostue
Trude Mostue with two cats.jpg
Mostue with two cats
Photo: Eirik Newth
Born28 March 1968
OccupationVeterinary surgeon, television cast member, television presenter
Years active1996–present
Known forRecurring roles in BBC veterinary and animal-related series and specials
TelevisionVets' School (1996)
Vets in Practice (1997–2002)
Partner(s)Cato Sælid
ChildrenFrøya Molly (born 2002)
Erik Delme (born 2003)
Hilda Nellie (born 2005)
Celine Felicia (born 2011)

Trude Mostue (born 28 March 1968) is a Norwegian veterinary surgeon and television presenter. She is best known for her appearances in the BBC documentary series Vet School in 1996, and later in the follow-up series Vets in Practice. She went on to present and co-present a number of television series. After leaving England, Mostue has returned to veterinary practice full-time in Norway.

Early life[edit]

Mostue was born in Oslo, Norway, and grew up in Siggerud.[1]

Television career[edit]

Mostue lived in the United Kingdom for several years, appearing in the BBC television documentary series Vet School (1996), and later in the follow-up series Vets in Practice (63 episodes, 1997–2002). She went on to present a variety of programmes relating to animals, including Vets to the Rescue,[2] Explorer: Vets at Large,[3] Vets on Holiday,[4] Vets in the Wild,[5] and Britain's Worst Pets.[6]

She has also been in So Graham Norton, Holiday,[7] Live & Kicking,[8] The Heaven and Earth Show,[9] Masterchef,[10] and One Man and His Dog.[11]

In 2006, she appeared on Skal vi danse, the Norwegian version of Strictly Come Dancing.


Mostue has published four books in the UK and one in Norway.[1] Her UK titles include Pets in Practice (2000), Vets in the Wild: The Real Stories Behind the BBC Television Series (1999), and Wild About Animals: A book of beastly behaviour (1999).

Professional veterinary practice[edit]

Mostue resides in Norway, where she co-owns a veterinary clinic.

Personal life[edit]

Mostue became engaged to Howard Thomas in 2000.[12] They had three children together: Frøya Molly (born 2002), Erik Delme (born 2003) and Hilda Nellie (born 2005).[citation needed] In October 2006, Mostue and Thomas separated. In 2008, she met Cato Sælid, with whom she later had her last child, Celine Felicia (born 2011).[13]


  1. ^ a b "About Trude". Retrieved 7 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Vets to the Rescue - BBC One London - 18 October 1999". BBC Genome.
  3. ^ "Explorer: Vets at Large - BBC Choice - 11 January 1999". BBC Genome.
  4. ^ "Vets on Holiday - BBC One London - 27 August 1998". BBC Genome.
  5. ^ Lee-Wright, Peter (2009). The Documentary Handbook. Routledge. p. 111. ISBN 9781135270155. Retrieved 26 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Trude Mostue". The Right Address. Retrieved 7 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Holiday - BBC One London - 13 January 1998". BBC Genome. Retrieved 7 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Live and Kicking - BBC One London - 26 September 1998". BBC Genome.
  9. ^ "The Heaven and Earth Show - BBC One London - 30 January 2000". BBC Genome.
  10. ^ "Masterchef - BBC One London - 14 May 2000". BBC Genome.
  11. ^ "One Man and His Dog - BBC One London - 23 December 2003". BBC Genome.
  12. ^ "TV Vet Trude Mostue and Finance Howard Thomas - 3 Sept 2001". Hello Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 June 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Trude og Cato fikk en datter - 27 Jan 2011". TV2.

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