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The Vet Life

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Diarra Blue, Aubrey Ross and Michael Lavigne developed a strong friendship while attending Tuskegee University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After years of paying their dues, which included honing their surgery skills in Las Vegas, they decided to pursue their dreams of owning their own practice together. In 2015, Cy-Fair Animal Hospital opened its doors in Dr. Ross' home city of Houston. "The Vet Life" chronicles the doctors' juggling act running the full-service hospital and animal shelter while managing family lives filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets and friends.

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The time comes for Dr. Ross and Tauvia to move out of his mother's house; Dr. Lavigne makes a life-or-death decision with Diesel, a mastiff who may have a toy lodged in his intestines; Dr. Blue sees a pig with an affection for household furniture.
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Yuki the bulldog ate something she shouldn't have and it's up to Dr. Blue to find it; Dr. Lavigne and his wife learn how to do alternative home care on Suki, an amputee rescue cat his family adopted.
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A health scare ends Dr. Blue's dreams of motorcycle riding with his brother; Dr. Ross treats a sweet bearded dragon laying bad eggs; Dr. Lavigne must determine what to do about a large tumor taking over a boxer's toe.
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Dr. Ross treats baby kangaroos and teams up with the owners of a petting zoo to hold an animal awareness event; Dr. Blue removes a mass from a beloved pit-mix; Dr. Lavigne treats a vision- and hearing-impaired Great Dane.
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A mother dog with two puppies stuck in her uterus needs an emergency C-section; Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne address eye issues; vets make a video for the clinic.
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Dr. Lavigne attacks an older dog's tumors; Dr. Ross tries to save a rabbit's foot mauled by a dog; Dr. Blue takes on a mission to castrate a violent donkey.
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Dr. Ross performs surgery on a second-chance pup; Dr. Lavigne checks up on a prickly pet; Dr. Blue treats an injured owl, then joins Dr. Ross in checking on a cute litter of sick, tiny piglets.
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Bubby Cook, a beloved Basset Hound, has a condition that could complicate surgery for Dr. Ross; Dr. Blue has a hog house call; Dr. Lavigne has concerns over his vet tech assisting with an operation on her own dog; a blackout creates chaos at Cy-Fair.
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Dr. Lavigne performs a risky surgery on a loving pit bull with a record-breaking tumor; Dr. Ross examines a rescue pigeon turned pet; an aspiring vet student joins Dr. Blue at Cy-Fair; the doctors deal with a heartbreaking situation at the clinic.
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A pit bull suffers a raccoon attack; an aggressive ferret; the vets test their pig-whispering skills at an animal rescue; the doctors have a surprise announcement for their wives.
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Tensions run high when Dr. Blue visits a cattle ranch to castrate five adult bulls; Dr. Ross treats a hen with an injury; a puppy needs a serious surgery after being hit by a car.
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Dr. Blue flies into action when a rottweiler in labor gets rushed into the hospital with two puppies stuck inside her; the three vets grab the reins and their cowboy hats to ride horseback into town for Houston's biggest rodeo parade.
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Dr. Lavigne sees a surprise on an X-ray of one of his favorite patients; Dr. Ross flexes his exotic vet chops with a fennec fox and a kinkajou with a highly contagious infection; Dr. Blue has his hands full with a former frat house pig named Aubie.
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Dr. Blue surprises his wife with a romantic wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas; a Schnauzer being boarded at the clinic needs medical help from Dr. Lavigne; Dr. Ross treats a very ornery parrot; a senior dog with a recurring eye mass.
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The clinic takes in displaced animals during the massive flooding in Houston; Dr. Blue helps a puppy with a deadly disease acquired from standing water; Dr. Lavigne and Dr. Ross examine a wandering tiger.
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Dr. Ross acquires a mobile medical unit for community outreach and Dr. Blue's brother gives it the works; Dr. Ross helps an abscessed iguana; Dr. Lavigne gives a paraplegic dachshund new wheels.
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Dr. Blue and Dr. Ross help a goat farmer at his residence while Dr. Lavigne tries to remove an obstruction within a puppy's intestines; Blue and Ross later have a grill master cook-off.
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Dr. Ross's check-up with a large pet upon his return proves to be more than he can handle; Dr. Lavigne performs an emergency C-section on Frenchie; Dr. Blue plans a night on the town to get Dr. Ross out of his funk.
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Dr. Blue, Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne's veterinary venture begins with all hands on deck as they deal with everything from risky surgeries to diagnosing chameleons; a car accident brings everything to a screeching halt when a doctor gets seriously hurt.
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Dr. Blue recruits Dr. Ross to tackle two wolf spays at a local sanctuary; Dr. Lavigne performs surgery on a pit bull with a torn ACL; new vet Dr. Fedke treats a cat with a creepy, crawly injury.
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Dr. Ross and vet tech Kyerra race to save a stray cat horrifically mangled by a car engine; the Rosses move into their new home while Dr. Blue treats a 700-pound arthritic pig; Dr. Lavigne hears a rescue Chihuahua's incredible story.

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