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Houston's Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is one of the country's busiest animal hospitals, with a staff that treats more than 50,000 patients annually. "Animal ER" brings cameras inside the facility to show viewers what goes on as the veterinarians and other staffers treat their beastly patients. The animals that are treated range from typical pets like dogs and cats to more exotic creatures like chimps and pythons.The staff uses state-of-the-art technology while working in such disciplines as surgery, internal medicine, oncology, dentistry and dermatology.The partners at GCVS include orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Beale, who performs 10-20 surgeries per week, and surgeon Dr. Heidi Hottinger, who has done everything from removing cancerous tumors to performing amputations.

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The veterinarians in Texas treat a Yorkie that swallowed a sewing needle.
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A Chihuahua and a husky with broken jaws; an anemic rabbit with a liver problem.
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The staff at GCVS treat an Asian elephant that has been diagnosed with breast cancer; a giant Schnauzer comes in with a chronic hip fracture; Dr. Hottinger fears that her whippet may have cancer.
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After a fire breaks out at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, the staff must evacuate the hospital, while making sure patients and their owners are safe.
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Aries, an injured big horn ram, arrives with a badly injured front leg after suffering a dog attack.
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GCVS comes to the aid of the Houston Humane Society after they receive over 200 neglected animals that were confiscated during a pet store raid.
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Mikka, an 18-foot reticulated python, needs her lungs checked for pneumonia.
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Nia, a white Bengal tiger, is being brought to them for an ovarian hysterectomy.
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Gulf Coast treats a Catahoula; an African serval cat suffers from pancreatitis.
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GCVS treats a blind Lab, an Asian leopard and a chihuahua unable to walk.
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The clinic treats a peacock with a ruptured tendon and a dog with hermaphroditism.
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The staff at GCVS treat an Asian elephant that has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Chaos, a 17-year-old chimpanzee, gets two root canals.
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Damon, a rescue dog found bleeding and missing a paw, is a candidate for an artificial limb, a potentially life-changing procedure.
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Chaos, a 17-year-old chimpanzee, gets two root canals.

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