Taped in front of a studio audience, the weekly series "Pet Talk" provides animal owners with vital information to successfully care for their furry, feathered, or scaled friends. Guiding the conversation with pet news, advice and personal stories from viewers and audience members are veterinarians Tina Olivieri and Courtney Campbell and wildlife expert David Mizejewski. Recurring guests include biologists, authors, grooming specialists, pet food chefs and animal celebrities. Andre Millan, the oldest son of popular dog behaviorist Cesar Millan, appears as a field reporter.
Dr. Jan Pol has been a practicing veterinarian for more than half his life. In 1981 he and his wife, Diane, opened a vet business out of their home, and over the years it has grown to service more than 19,000 clients. Set in Central Michigan's farm country, this reality series follows the work done at Pol Veterinary Services. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. The program also features Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, who has worked with Dr. Pol since 1992.
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The "Dog Whisperer" is back, this time to answer emergency calls from communities terrorized by unruly canines. Renowned dog behavior authority Cesar Millan is beckoned by the relatives, friends, neighbors or co-workers of someone whose four-legged menace has turned lives upside down. In each episode, Millan meets with the whistle-blowers in a briefing session, then he evaluates both the pets and the owners through impromptu visits to the neighborhood locations to see dogs display their doggone behavior and watch how owners react. After rehabilitation programs are set up, Cesar uses surveillance cameras to track progress and ensure a lasting solution. The final test comes when all parties gather together in the community -- owners equipped with the knowledge and tools Cesar has provided, and dogs ready to prove they did learn new tricks.
In the varied forms of veterinary medicine, Dr. Susan Kelleher's practice may be one of the more unusual. Known as Dr. K, she runs South Florida's Broward Avian and Exotics Animal Hospital, and this series follows the staff as it cares for rabbits, ferrets, foxes, fish, birds, reptiles, marsupials, and even primates. As do some other vets, Kelleher thinks domesticating wild animals like monkeys is a bad idea, but that feeling doesn't interfere with her taking care of them: "If it will fit through the door, I'll treat it," she says.