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From traveling across glaciers and mountains to enduring sub-zero temperatures and endless days without daylight, there is no more challenging place to be a veterinarian than Alaska. Despite myriad challenges and risks, Dr. Dee Thornell made it her life's mission to care for the wild and domestic animals of America's largest state - no matter what. Animal Planet's new series, Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet chronicles her single-minded dedication to treat the animals of the Land of the Midnight Sun even if she needs to learn to fly a plane to reach them. The eight-episode series premieres on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet. A quirky former Midwesterner, Dr. Dee left the lower 48 more than 25 years ago and never looked back. After starting her veterinary business out of a pick-up truck, she now owns and operates Animal House, the most sophisticated veterinary hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. Animal House isn't your typical animal hospital. On any given day, you'll find Dr. Dee and her staff treating a variety of animals that rarely appear on most vets' patient list - bald eagles, owls, chinchillas, beavers, iguanas, ox, moose and bears - that often requires her to leave the high-tech luxuries of her Fairbanks' clinic and rely on the bare necessities in these remote villages.
Dr. Dee and Ken head to Eagle, Alaska, to host a vet clinic; dog that suffered a vicious attack needs emergency surgery; Dr. Dee contemplates a lovesick turtle mystery; checking a rancher's cows for pregnancy.
Animal House gets busy as Dr. Dee must deal with a Chihuahua with a life-threatening condition, trim the beak of a vocal Macaw, and treat a deathly ill newborn calf; Dr. Dee and Ken add seven fainting goats to the family at home.
Dr. Dee has to be careful when she visits a ranch to check on a pack horse named Red; Dr. Terry and Nicole head to a remote clinic; dog has a mass that appears to be cancerous.
Dr. Dee puts her mother on a plane to a remote vet clinic in Manley Hot Springs; Rottweiler could have bone cancer; bunny suffers with large abscess; St. Bernard puppies stop by for a visit.
Dr. Dee flies to a remote clinic in Healy; tumors found on dog getting spayed; Dr. Dee readies Nugget the Bull to breed; Dr. Terry is surprised while giving six kittens their shots.
Nature wages war when Dr. Dee and Ken decide to rescue six baby owls after an eagle kills their parents; Dr. Dee's dog donates blood to a lab with auto-immune disease; cat receives stem cell therapy.
Dr. Dee performs surgery on a dog for three-hours straight to save its life; diagnosis is changed on a dog with seizures; Dr. Dee and Ken trek to Yakutat, Alaska where they haven't seen a veterinarian in two years.
Dee returns to Ruby for a remote clinic. Back in Fairbanks, an emaciated rabbit needs treatment; a border collie puppy has a congenital disorder; a rescued cat may have feline immunodeficiency virus.
Dr. Dee Thornell (Dr. Dee Thornell)
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