Dr. Oakley's daughter is graduating high school and leaving home, making the vet emotional, but the animals still need her. A golden eagle is found stuck in road tar. A musk ox is overheated. A dairy goat has a bruised udder after a fight with another goat. And finally, Dr. Oakley must castrate a 300-pound yak and treat a lame horse who simply needs to go on a diet.
This week, Dr. Oakley's house calls consist of a string of scary visits that ultimately send two people to the hospital.
A baby boom has hit the Yukon Territory, and for Dr. Michelle Oakley that means helping a weak cow deliver an oversized calf, delivering puppies and treating a pregnant goat.
Dr. Oakley helps with the birthing season in Alaska, where she witnesses a rare reindeer delivery, nurses a baby moose back to health and neuters a wolverine.