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January 8, 2020

Contact - Katherine Wilkins

Texas-based veterinarians, Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne, return with all-new animal cases on THE VET LIFE beginning Saturday, January 11 at 10 PM ET/PT. Animal Planet audiences will follow the dynamic trio as they continue to lend support to one another amidst juggling home life with their families and work life with their loving clientele of dogs and cats, farm animals, and more!

This season, the vets open a second clinic in the Houston area and celebrate in style by getting matching tattoos. They encounter new challenges at the Cy-Fair Animal Hospital including Dr. Ross performing urgent surgery just in time to save a giant lethargic lizard named Shredder; Dr. Lavigne helping Walter, a sweet little pug mix, smell the roses after clearing his nasal passage; and Dr. Blue performing an emergency procedure on an adorable chihuahua mix, Hardtime, who is battling heart disease, struggles to breathe during his routine checkup.

While the vets work around the clock to save animals, new adventures also unfold at home. Dr. Ross and his wife, Tauvia, have much to celebrate as their daughter, Kennedy, celebrates her first birthday; Dr. Lavigne and his wife, Anne, help their daughter, Sydney, move out of their house and into her first apartment; while Dr. Blue and wife, Jessica, enjoy their new addition to the family – their first baby girl, Nia. Audiences follow these stories and more as the passionate vets share the ups and down – and everything in between – of their practice and family lives.

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 supervising producer.

About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit

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Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and in nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.