The Duke of Rothesay uses a stethoscope to listen for a heart murmer on Jack Russell, Jasper, with help from course tutors.
The Duke of Rothesay (as The Prince of Wales is known in Scotland) visited a sick Jack Russell and admired watercolours during a visit to Caithness in Scotland.
His Royal Highness visited North Highland College Centre for Game Keeping and Veterinary Nursing, near Halkirk in Caithness, a few miles south of the most northern point in the British mainland.
The Duke of Rothesay spoke to veterinary students as they were treating a dog with a heart condition. Jennifer Ironside, Michelle Pritchard and Sarah Mackenzie introduced Jasper, a Jack Russell with a heart murmur, which His Royal Highness then listened to himself with their stethoscope.
His Royal Highness later visited an art exhibition by the Society of Caithness Artists, at Thurso High School, where he met artists who have created almost 400 exhibits - which include two painted by The Duke himself.
Although his are not for sale, the majority of the other pieces of artwork are, with price tags ranging from £15 to £2,000, and including sculptures, glass-art, and pottery.
Artist Elaine Rapson-Grant said: "When The Duke spoke to me about my work, he knew it was a watercolour - it takes an expert to know that.
Her colleagues agreed, Barbara Myatt adding: "It is nice to know that he is so interested in our society and we are very fortunate."
Fellow Artist Jenny Bruce said: "He asked if I was a trained artist and he was aware of my style of art, which is industrial architecture."
The Duke of Rothesay speaks with artist Jenny Bruce, during a visit to the Society of Caithness Artists' exhibition at Thurso High School.