Emergency Vets

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Emergency Vets first aired on the U.S. cable network Animal Planet in 1998. A reality show, it followed the veterinarians, and the patients, of Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado until 2002.

The doctors

Over the years, many doctors, interns and specialists accompanied the founder of Alameda East, Dr. Robert A. Taylor. Among those featured was Dr. Kevin A. Fitzgerald, a specialist in treating exotic animals. Dr. Steve Petersen, a surgeon, was replaced in 2000 by Dr. Mark Albrecht, who also left the show before the start of the 2001 season. Dr. Preston Stubbs replaced Albrecht and finished out the run of the show. Graduates of the intern program at Alameda East, which were featured on the show, include Dr. Jeff Steen and Dr. Rani Pheneger. Dr. David Panciera, internal medicine specialist, left the hospital and the show in 1998 to take a professorship at Virginia Tech.

Related television shows

After the final episode of Emergency Vets in 2002, a follow up documentary was created called ‘’E-Vets: The Cutting Edge’’. It aired in 2004 and updated its watchers on the changes and goings on at Alameda East since the end of the series. It was well received and has aired several times on Animal Planet.

Still on the air

Although the show stopped production in 2002, Emergency Vets can still be seen on Animal Planet. The show airs weekday mornings at 9:00 and 9:30 eastern. The Emergency Vets portion of the Animal Planet website has TV listings, articles on animal behavior and even a place to ask questions regarding pet care. DVD’s of favorite episodes may also be purchased from the Discovery Store.