Be just a heartbeat away from the action as the team at DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, the Northwest’s nonprofit 24/7 animal hospital, treats animals in the midst of emergencies on Nat Geo WILD’s new live TV series, “Animal ER Live.”
Capturing the fast-paced drama and intensity of a hospital procedural mixed with the unbreakable bonds between pets and their owners, each episode of “Animal ER Live” will trail teams of emergency veterinarians and specialists as they work tirelessly through the night to save the lives of pets from coast to coast, giving viewers insight into the extraordinary and unpredictable world of urgent animal care.
“As a Portland nonprofit, there’s nothing more important to us than caring for animals and the people who love them,” said Ron Morgan, DoveLewis president and chief executive officer. “Our team is always here and the hospital is always open, and now animal lovers in our community can see firsthand the world-class medicine that we practice every day.”
DoveLewis is the region’s only nonprofit, 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care and specialty hospital, and over the course of 45 years of service to the community, the organization has treated over 500,000 animals. In addition to the experts behind the medicine—board-certified specialists, emergency veterinarians and specialized technicians—the four-week, live event series will follow local pet owners and animals patients from triage through discharge.
The show will be hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Mark Steines (“Entertainment Tonight”). Based out of a studio in New York City, Steines will guide viewers through the night in real time as cameras bounce to and from the featured animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units around the country, including:
- DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital – Portland, Oregon
- Angell Animal Medical Center — Boston, Massachusetts
- Animal Care Center EMERGENCY — Plainfield, Illinois
- Best Friends Animal Society — Kanab, Utah
- Mendocino Equine and Livestock — Fort Bragg, California
- Waller Equine Hospital — Waller, Texas
- Veterinary Specialty Care — Charleston, South Carolina
“‘Animal ER Live’ pulls back the curtain to give viewers an exclusive, totally unscripted look at the incredible skill and hard work that goes on behind the doors of some of the country’s busiest urgent pet care clinics,” said Geoff Daniels, Nat Geo WILD’s executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment. “This innovative new series promises endless inspiration and heartwarming and heroic moments that reinforce the amazing bonds we share with our pets.”
“Animal ER Live” will air on Saturdays and Sundays for four weeks starting on March 30. Episodes will air from 6 to 8 p.m.