'A gift they'll never forget': Kiwi vet students strip off for cheeky calendar

The calandar is an annual tradition for the vet students.
The calandar is an annual tradition for the vet students. Photo credit: Supplied

A group of vet students have stripped off for their annual nude calendar, using appropriately placed animals to protect their modesty.

The Massey University Vet School's 'Barely There' calendar has been running for 14 years as the main source of funding for 'half way day.'

The day is vet school tradition to celebrate making it half way through the vet degree

Every year the class also picks a charity to donate 10% of the proceeds to, with Huha the chosen charity this year.

Students pose for the racey calendar.
Students pose for the racey calendar. Photo credit: Supplied

The quirky calendar is being described as "a gift your friends and family will never forget."

"Perfect for Christmas stockings, your grandma's toilet door, or as a little bit of eye-candy in the garage workshop!"

Vet student Holly Hender said the calendar was a lot of fun to make.

"It definitely took us out of our comfort zones, but everyone in our class was very supportive, both in front and behind the camera," she said.

A barnyard scene features in the calendar.
A barnyard scene features in the calendar. Photo credit: Supplied

"Our class spends around 30 hours a week together during semester, so we are a pretty tight knit group," said Ms Hender.

While some people can be shocked at the calendar at first, the students have had a positive response.

"Once they learn about the support that it brings to not only HUHA, our charity of choice, but to our veterinary class, they typically warm up to the idea."

Animals are cleverly placed in the shots.
Animals are cleverly placed in the shots. Photo credit: Supplied

"It is most definitely unconventional, but it is a longstanding tradition that we are excited to continue."

The calendars are $15 and can be purchased from the 'Barely There' website.

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