"Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER"
Season Three Premiere Saturday, May 21, 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD
Whether it’s emergency surgery on a squirrel monkey or X-rays on a skunk, there is no such thing as a boring day at Dr. Susan Kelleher’s exotic animal ER. Each episode, rock-star-vet Dr. K and her talented team brace for injured animals that run, fly, crawl or slither through the door.
This season, Dr. K has her hands full with more incredible creatures with critical cases. From an albino python with a respiratory illness to a marmoset plagued by a mystery ailment, it’s a roller-coaster ride for the staff, loving pet owners and animals. Still, no matter whether the patient is cute and cuddly or big and deadly, Dr. K understands these pets are her clients’ beloved family members. With boundless compassion for animals, Dr. K and her team perform heroic feats to save their patients and help their families.
Premiere Episodes Include:
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Sumo Dragon
Premieres Saturday, May 21, 9/8c
A middle-aged macaw comes to Dr. K after nearly bleeding to death several weeks earlier. Meanwhile, Dr. T does her best to save a pregnant marmoset suffering from a miscarriage. Dr. K makes it her mission to find a new home for a young bunny with an eye infection and Dr. G struggles to understand what is causing a Muscovy duck extreme pain.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Wibbly Wobbly Hedgehog
Premieres Saturday, May 28, 9/8c
A six-month-old female Flemish giant rabbit is brought in with a mysterious ailment. She has been lethargic and is no longer eating or drinking. Dr. T immediately works on lowering the rabbit’s alarmingly high fever. A red-shouldered hawk from the Sawgrass Nature Center visits after refusing to eat. Dr. K quickly notices the hawk is pale and has watery blood, indicating severe anemia. A year-and-half-old African pygmy hedgehog has a growth on his leg. Dr. K is concerned about the mass, but also is worried that it might have wobbly hedgehog syndrome.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: The Tortoise and The Dog
Premieres Saturday, June 4, 9/8c
A 22-year-old squirrel monkey is rushed into the clinic in a nonresponsive state. A sulcata tortoise is attacked by the family dog and arrives at the clinic for treatment. Dr. G is worried its body cavity is punctured, which could lead to a severe infection in an area where the doctors have little access. A guinea pig visits the clinic after his owner found blood in its urine.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Operation Skunk
Premieres Saturday, June 11, 9/8c
A pair of Amazon parrots is rushed into the clinic after a vicious dog attack, presenting Dr. K with a huge challenge to save their lives. Meanwhile, Dr. Thielen needs to determine why a young ferret appears malnourished and in poor condition. Dr. K bends her no-dogs rule to treat her dad’s Pomeranian mix, Dolly. Dr. Thielen deals with a dehydrated baby sugar glider fighting for its life. At the end of the day, a skunk arrives with a severe limp.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Snake, Rattle and Roll
Premieres Saturday, June 18, 9/8c
A 35-year-old Amazon parrot has a growth on his leg and a history of its heart stopping under anesthesia. Dr. K needs to sedate this little bird to investigate further, but must balance that with the risk of the bird’s heart stopping again. Dr. T has to deal with a rare albino ball python suffering from a respiratory infection, causing alarming difficulty breathing. Dr. G faces a mischievous lemur who gives both Tom and Dr. G quite the runaround.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Serious Monkey Business
Premieres Saturday, June 25, 9/8c
A beloved seven-year-old rabbit is brought in with a badly injured leg. After learning she has a fractured foot, Dr. K must perform complicated orthopedic surgery. A marmoset is not acting quite herself and her owner is very concerned. It’s a complicated case, so Dr. K calls for a mobile CT scan to be performed. On a field trip to the Everglades Outpost, Dr. T and vet-tech Tom meet a two-year-old wolf with a serious eye problem.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Gator-aid
Premieres Saturday, July 2, 9/8c
A newly adopted rabbit comes in with a dislocated hip that Dr. K says will need major surgery. Dr. Thielen and Tom venture out to the Everglades Outpost to treat an alligator with a deep flesh wound. Meanwhile, an emergency arises with two baby squirrels that have severe bloating. Without urgent care, they could die. It’s a race against time as Dr. K and Dr. G fight to save them.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Lizard of Oz
Premieres Saturday, July 9, 9/8c
An eight-year-old dwarf rabbit is admitted for a CAT scan because she has been irregular for a couple of weeks and is very bloated. A 29-year-old blue and gold macaw comes in with an eye problem. Dr. Carastro performs an electroretinagram to stimulate the retina and determine if it’s still viable. An Egyptian uromastyx is in for a follow-up visit with Dr. T.