‘Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet’ Renewed for Season 3 by Animal Planet (Exclusive)

Cancer-stricken veterinarian has a personal video message for viewers, which is also exclusive to TheWrap

Last Updated: September 29, 2016 @ 2:15 PM

“Animal Planet” has renewed “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” for a third season, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Additionally, the titular Dr. Jeff Young, who has been battling cancer, recorded a brief personal video message to let viewers know he’s feeling fine. That’s also exclusive here and posted above.

“Rocky Mountain Vet” is Animal Planet’s top-performing series to date, averaging 1.3 million total viewers per episode. Among overall audience members, Season 2 has improved by 40 percent over the show’s inaugural run. The increase is even two percentage points above that in the 25-54 demographic.

“Dr. Jeff” is particularly strong among women of the aforementioned age range. The series’ popularity has made Animal Planet a Top 10 cable network on Saturday nights in June and July, both among those ladies mid-20s to mid-50s, and in terms of general eyeballs.

Season 2’s July 9 finale is the series’ most-watched episode ever, hauling in 1.7 million total viewers.

Watch Dr. Jeff’s message above. The other guy is his vet tech and right-hand man, Hector Martinez.

Young operates Planned Pethood Plus in Denver, which manages more than 80,000-plus clients, approximately 30 surgeries a day, boasts 30 staff, a bustling emergency room and a far-reaching mobile clinic.

“Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” Season 3 will premiere in early 2017 on Animal Planet.