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There is no Next Episode of Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER planned.
It's business as usual at Dr. K's exotic animal E.R., until a stressed out Eurasian lynx is brought in for over-grooming and not eating. Dr. K suspects a large hairball to be at the root of the problem, and contemplates emergency surgery on the large cat. Dr. Thielen sees two emergency cases of her own, including a ball python that was brutally attacked by a feeder rat, and a rescued cockatiel that is in distress, trying to lay an egg. A lame baby chicken gets a new lease on life, while a recently neutered pot-bellied pig continues to heal and hopefully get rid of his "boy juices" smell.
A hedgehog attacked by a dog is brought into the clinic with a broken leg. Meanwhile, a 9-year-old chinchilla presenting with diarrhea becomes a life or death emergency.
Dr. K and her team are preparing for surgery on Bob the sulcata tortoise, who was brought in with a mass on his neck, likely a puncture wound caused by humping a stack of wood. At the same time, an emergency case is rushed into the treatment room. Shelby, a 9-year-old chinchilla, is bleeding from the mouth and the cause is unknown. Dr. K rushes to solve the case before the fragile animal loses too much blood. Meanwhile, Dr. Thielen takes on a mystery case involving a therapy chicken with a lame leg. The diagnosis leaves the owner faced with a heart-wrenching decision, while Mimi the pot-bellied pig is put to the weight loss test after being put on a diet.
Tension is high as many critical patients visit the clinic. First, two sugar gliders are rushed in to receive treatment after getting tangled in a blanket and fighting their way out. Dr. Thielen checks out a newly adopted cockatiel that flew into a flytrap and has sticky material all over its feathers. Finally, a long-time bunny patient has an obstruction in her stomach that needs to be removed immediately.
Dr. K's day kicks off with an emergency when a bleeding cockatiel comes into the clinic. Dr. Thielen sees three animals in one appointment including a skunk that needs to be spayed and two panther chameleons in for a wellness check. Then Dr. K finds a litany of ailments in a 9-year-old ferret and must manage its care and quality of life. Meanwhile, a quaker parakeet's owners are concerned about a tumor, only to find out that the bird is so obese that it must lose a third of its body weight and see a heart specialist. Dr. Thielen tries to relieve a gerbil of an abscess, while Dr. K cleans a mouth wound on a boa constrictor so unpleasant it affects the entire clinic.
It's a race against time as Dr. K treats a pet goat with kidney stones, that must undergo two surgeries. Meanwhile, a baby macaw comes in with a genetic bone disorder that makes it unable to stand. Dr. K decides to perform a risky orthopedic surgery to reform the bones, allowing the bird to stand. And Dr. K performs an unusual procedure for a guinea pig's eye injury.
It is sink or swim as Dr. K tries to solve mobility issues for two goldfish. A severe macaw is brought in with a serious bite wound to the foot, caused by a bigger bird. A rabbit presents with a large amount of fluid in the abdomen and the exploratory surgery reveals a shocking result. Dr. K treats a tiny yellow-bellied slider that may have pneumonia, while Dr. Thielen treats a ferret with a large tumor on her tail.