Jurassic World Set Photo Proves It’s Hard Out There For A Dino Veterinarian

By David Wharton | 7 years ago

There are still a lot of questions about what to expect from Jurassic World when it hits theaters in 2015. Which prehistoric critters will steal the show? Will Chris Pratt be as good a leading man up against rampaging dinosaurs as he looks to be leading interstellar antiheroes in Guardians of the Galaxy? Is director Colin Trevorrow really ready to wrangle a multi-million-dollar blockbuster after making a name for himself with the charming but comparatively tiny Safety Not Guaranteed? We’ll just have to wait to find out the answers to most of those, but a new picture tweeted from the set by Trevorrow suggests that, whatever else Jurassic World has to offer, it won’t be scripting on the dinosaur-related carnage.

Yes, it seems that a job working with Jurassic World’s Mobile Veterinary Unit might not offer the possibilities for career advancement that you might hope. Think less “up the ladder” and more “through a velociraptor’s digestive tract.” And sure, you might get to leave a beautifully evocative bloody handprint behind, but that’s going to be cold comfort when you’ve been reduced to a pile of steaming dinosaur scat. I wonder if the owner of that handprint will even get a full name in the final film, or if he’ll be known to history only as “Second Tall Vet” or “Screaming T-Rex Victim #2.”

Whatever events lead up to the state of things seen in Trevorrow’s latest set pic, apparently the “Isla Nublar Veterinary Services” will play some sort of significant role in Jurassic World. This isn’t the first time Trevorrow has referenced the group: last month he tweeted this picture of a patch and hat:

I guess Trevorrow might just really be a fan of the patch design, but two references in as many months does seem to suggest there’s more to it than that. It makes sense: during the inevitable disaster when all the park’s theoretically foolproof security features fail and the dinosaurs start eating everybody in sight, I’m guessing the vet services folks are going to be on or near the front line. Or perhaps “the first course” would be a better description.

Jurassic World is set 30 years after the original, with a new dino-themed tourist attraction up and running and a massive hit. And really, what could possibly go wrong? Jurassic World stars Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, and Omar Sy, and it’s due to hit theaters on June 12, 2015.