"Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER"
Season Premiere Sunday, February 24 at 9 PM ET in Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD’s star of Sunday nights returns for an all new season! Dr. K’s exotic cases and cures are as wild and unexpected as the animals that come through the door. Dr. Susan Kelleher owns and operates one of the busiest exotic animal care practices in South Florida. Along with her skilled and dedicated staff, she treats a dynamic array of patients ranging from goats to monkeys, birds, rabbits, pigs, fish and every imaginable animal in between. “Everything but dogs and cats. If it will fit through the door, I’ll treat it!” is Dr. K’s motto. This season, Dr. K and staff see everything from dwarf hamsters to fennec foxes, to bearded dragons and more!
On the season premiere, Dr. K is very concerned about the fennec fox with a broken wrist. She also worries about severe pneumonia with Marshmallow, the one-year-old dwarf hamster and wants to nebulize the hamster to deliver antibiotics straight to the lungs. Dr. K and Dr. T perform a risky operation on a 15-year-old macaw who broke his femur after a fall at home.
Then on the Sunday, March 3 at 9 PM ET episode, Dr. T examines Buddy, a baby skunk, and notices a distended belly. The staff will check for parasites while Dr. T prepares Buddy’s vaccines. Dr. K examines Ponchito, a sun conure, who has a string wrapped around his leg and has severe swelling and may lose his foot. Dr. K is encouraged that there is blood flow after feeling warmth in the foot and begins treating the swollen foot.