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"Wilderness Vet" features compelling stories from the life of renowned veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, who lives and works in Canada's rugged and sparsely populated Yukon. Each episode shows Dr. Oakley and her colleagues traveling to private homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the territory to help animals in need. Viewers get a look at wild animals in their natural habitats as the show offers an up-close view of the hard work and dedication required for their rescue and rehabilitation.

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aired 423 days ago
Dr. Oakley examines wild jaguars, leopards and cheetahs, along with a few housecats that have some puzzling problems.
aired 430 days ago
Dr. Oakley joins a team working to round up wild horses and get them away from roadways.
aired 437 days ago
Dr. Oakley visits the homes of uncommon pets.
aired 444 days ago
Dr. Oakley treats an extra load of patients as she heads out into the field to work with iconic animals of the Yukon.
aired 451 days ago
Dr. Oakley visits the wide open landscapes of the Yukon, home to a diverse collection of wildlife.
aired 458 days ago
Dr. Oakley's dog needs an operation, reminding her what it's like to be the patient.
aired 465 days ago
Dr. Oakley tends to routine exams.
aired 472 days ago
Dr. Oakley takes care of feathered patients that suffer from wing injuries and broken bones.
aired 479 days ago
Animals like caribou, bison, and musk oxen are common patients for a veterinarian in the Yukon.
aired 486 days ago
Dr. Oakley works with large animals; a donkey has an infestation; a caribou has a troublesome limp.
aired 493 days ago
Dr. Oakley's husband Shane teaches their daughters some important skills for living in the Yukon.
aired 500 days ago
Dr. Oakley's oldest daughter leaves home for a wilderness survival camp; Dr. Oakley's other daughters and husband help with the many veterinary appointments.
aired 507 days ago
While on the road, Dr. Oakley misses being home but performing surgery on a reindeer and examining a great horned owl keeps her busy.
aired 514 days ago
As the start of a major sled dog race approaches, Dr. Oakley is brought in to help the medical team care for the injured athletes.
aired 521 days ago
Dr. Oakley examines creatures at zoos and wildlife organizations.
aired 528 days ago
When some of Dr. Oakley's patients develop infections, she uses every trick in the book to help them get better.
aired 535 days ago
Dr. Oakley makes sure pets of all species get the best treatment at her practice.

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