Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER Season 8: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Host, News

‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’ is an American television series that airs on Nat Geo Wild. It first premiered on October 4, 2014. The show is a reality documentary that has been directed by Guy Nickerson and is presented by Art Edmonds and Josh Goodman. Spectrum Productions is the company backing the project, while Alycia Christodoulou, Jacob Akira Okada, and Matthew James Williams are producers of the show.

Unscripted Reality TV is a wide spectrum of media that range from casual entertainment to informative shows that follow a single-camera documentary format. Much of it falls in the former end, rife with stereotypes and oversimplifying their subject matters to appeal to a wider section of the audience – many of the faux-documentaries on survivalist strategies in the wild modeled after ‘Man vs. Wild‘, fall in this category.

On the more informative side, there are shows on vocations, a circle which is dominated by casualized accounts of things like car-flipping or reconstruction projects. But when it comes to shows like ‘The Supervet’ or ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’, the shows actually become able to maintain the perfect balance between a constant stream of useful and otherwise overlooked information on pets – our fluffy friends that are so integral to our daily lives – and a good measure of entertainment.

On that note, ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’ follows the veterinarians and staff who work at the Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, which is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The show garnered a solid fan following, considering how much people in the USA love their pets and led to another series titled ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off!’, which consists of the enhanced episodes of the original season.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER Cast: Who’s in it?

The plot of ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’ follows the day-to-day activities of the veterinary surgeons and staff of the Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in Florida, as they treat the admitted pets and exotic animals. Because of this, the staff of the hospital is front and center in the show. The most important surgeons in the office are Dr. Susan Kelleher, and Dr. Lauren Thielen, who take up the most screen presence. As the narrators, we have heard the voice of ‘Hollywood Scandals’ and ‘Living Big Sky’ star Josh Goodman for the last couple of seasons (Art Edmonds was the host for the debut season). There are other doctors who appear on the show as well, and they all rely on veterinary technicians to help them do their jobs.

In the upcoming season, it is highly likely that all the doctors will return, along with the supporting staff. There may even be new doctors who join the facility and enter the limelight as part of the show.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER Plot: What is it about?

The show follows the veterinary practice of the doctors and surgeons at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital. Unlike other more general shows like ‘The Supervet’, ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’ is known for treating offbeat pets not seen often – including snakes and lemurs. Each episode focuses on one pet who is afflicted with complicated disease, the puzzle of which is unraveled as the doctors diagnose and administer treatment (often in innovative ways) to them.

However, it seems that Dr. K not only offers her medical services but her criticism on the show as well, something that has not gone down well with all exotic pet owners. For most of the owners, they treat the animals like they would treat a normal domesticated pet, and in times of medical emergencies, they are naturally concerned for their pets, as they often come to become like our family members. Enter Dr. K, who charges quite an extravagant amount for treatment, now that she is famous and has her own show, and at the same time lampoons the pet owners and their decision to have an exotic pet in the first place. This is definitely not what the owners want to here in their states of mind, but to defend Dr. Kelleher, it is true that the ownership of exotic pets and the desire to own them, has led to many illegal animal smuggling groups in the USA, where animals are captured from exotic places, and kept in pretty poor conditions before they reach the owners. Naturally, the premise of taking an animal out of their natural habitat, to tickle one’s fancy, is something various activist groups have pointed out, and Dr. K is no different, except the fact that her timing is a little terrible, all things considered.

All things said and done, the pet industry in America is still multi-billion dollar industry, and the popularity of this show proves that. Moreover, we get to see and know about exotic animals as well, so there really is no downside to the show. Hopefully, in the upcoming season, there will be more animals to save and more information to share with viewers as Dr. Susan Kelleher does what she does best.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER Season 8 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’ Season 7 premiered on February 24, 2019. While there have not been any talks about Season 8 yet, Nat Geo Wild has every reason to renew the show. Firstly, the cost of production is not all that high. Moreover, the show enjoys a strong fan following and popularity on the channel itself. Therefore, making a new season with more exotic animals, and Dr. K guiding us through the process, would be the most natural course for the network. If and when Season 8 does arrive, it is likely to release sometime in August, 2019.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER Trailer:

While we wait for the release date of ‘Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER’  season 8, check out the below clip to refresh your memories.

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