This episode is one of our favorites as Dr. Jeff and his team reach out to a more rural area and inspire less fortunate kids to become veterinarians and further their education.
Dr Jeff and some of the team head out to Pine Ridge, one of the most impoverished reservations in South Dakota.
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Along with his core team, Dr. Jeff is in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to offer a free neuter and spay clinic. People are also offered up free preventative vaccines for their pets as well.
What happens on Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet?
Dr. Jeff is presented a mysterious box with something wriggling inside it. He asks what’s in the box, expecting anything.
An adorable kitten pops its little head out as Dr. Jeff meets the young woman who brought the animal in for neutering.
We learn the kitten is eight weeks old, and that the owner will also get free vaccines for the animal too. Dr. Jeff jokes with her saying that he was expecting anything to pop up inside that box, even a snake.
The girl says: “My cousin Toby had some kittens and I had to beg my dad last minute.” Her dad says that she is good with animals and that they follow her “all over.”
Little Sammy the kitten is discovered to be a female and we also learn the owner wants to pursue an education in the veterinarian sciences. Dr. Jeff is encouraging. He says: “Excellent, you got good grades? Where are you going to apply? Kansas or Colorado?”
She replies that Colorado is a consideration as Jeff says: “Yes, Colorado is great well i mean we’re going to be coming back sometime. If we do you hear about us come on down and volunteer…one thing they [vet schools] want is you get lots of experience.”
Also on this coming episode of Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, back at PPP, Dr Jeff operates on Leela, a young cat that has crushed her leg. Dr Amy waits for Aku, the French Bulldog, to pass a toy before she recommends emergency surgery, while Dr Don gets busy with an FHO surgery on a puppy with painful hips. meanwhile Susan finds a loving home for rescue dog, Koda.
What is the series Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet about?
Denver’s most passionate veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Young, returns for a new season with new cases to solve and new clients to treat.
And even after 30 years in his field, Dr. Jeff still hasn’t seen it all – with the clinic’s constant patient load exhibiting mysterious pet ailments, severe injuries and accidents, every day brings a fresh and exciting challenge.
In the premiere episode, along with tending to Ozzy the senior abandoned pet, Dr. Jeff performs a new procedure described as a “complicated lung surgery on a beloved dog named Leyla.”
And Dr. Amy treats Sookie, a husky who lost a fight with a porcupine, and needs quills removed from her furry face.
Audiences also meet Callie and Steve, two abandoned turtles, as Dr. Baier works to turn their health around.
Animal Planet says:
Other stories this season include Dr. Jeff and the team providing aid of pet owners in a remote jungle village in Panama with a free spay and neuter clinic. Later this season, Dr. Jeff looks back on his 30-year ride as a vet, and the challenging decision to set up a low-cost, high-volume veterinary practice, where no two days are the same, and a sudden emergency can push the team to its limits.
The series is produced by Double Act, as Alastair Cook is executive producer and Alex Revill is showrunner. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer.
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet airs Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet.
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