Animal Planet has adopted a second season of “The Vet Life,” TheWrap has learned.
Now that their Texas-based veterinary practice has been up and running for two years, Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne have established a loyal clientele filled with beloved family dogs and cats, as well as farm animals and rare exotics. In between, the three doctors are fine tuning the balance between work and family life with their wives, kids at home.
The second season of “The Vet Life” premieres Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m. — watch a teaser above.
This time around, the doctors’ competitive camaraderie is in full force as they build and expand the scope of Cy-Fair Animal Hospital.
After treating an escaped tiger last year, Dr. Ross one ups Dr. Blue again, this time with baby kangaroos. Not to be outdone by his partner, Dr. Blue claims bragging rights when a baby goat and a pig are brought into his exam room. Meanwhile, Dr. Lavigne stays above the fray and saves the life of a family mastiff and performs a complicated surgery on a pit mix.
On a more personal front, it’s finally time for Dr. Ross and his wife Tauvia to move out of his mom’s house and buy a home of their own. Dr. Blue gets inspired by a client to start riding motorcycles again but his passion is put on hold when his brother suffers a serious health issue. Dr. Lavigne and his wife Anne are navigating changes, as well, as she explores a new career while raising two teenage kids.
The three doctors developed a strong friendship while attending Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and reconvened in Las Vegas where they began their careers and honed their surgery skills. After years of paying their dues, they decided to fulfill their dreams of owning their own practice and set their sights on Dr. Ross’ hometown of Houston.
In 2015, Cy-Fair Animal Hospital opened its doors to service the community and their pets. With a combined experience of over 22 years and a shared love of animals, the doctors aim to educate the public about the importance of preventative medicine in order to extend the longevity of the human animal bond.
“The Vet Life” is produced for Animal Planet by Glass Entertainment Group with Argle Bargle Films. For Glass Entertainment Group, Nancy Glass is the executive producer. For Argle Bargle Films, Shannon Biggs and Jairus Cobb are executive producers. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is producer.