A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Animals are to be respected and cared for. Their owners and caregivers should seek professional medical attention when they need it, and the doctors on this series show empathy and warmth as they treat patients.
Positive Role Models
Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Hodges are Black, as are many of their staff members. They are clearly knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and the animals they treat.
Violence & Scariness
Surgeries and geldings (castrations) are shown, complete with incision making, blood, fecal matter, other details. Animals are shown struggling with illness, collapsing, sometimes dying; euthanasia is discussed. Pictures of horribly neglected animals. Animals sometimes get angry and react when being examined.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Animal mating and pregnancies are discussed, and ultrasounds are performed. One episode deals with a dog's sexuality and subsequent problems. Words like "nibs" and "humps" are used.
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The word "damn" is occasionally uttered during very tense, high-pressure moments.
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Products & Purchases
Many different farms and rescues are featured, and their logos are prominently visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Animals are often prescribed medicines, many of which are injected.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Critter Fixers: Country Vets is a reality show about two charming veterinarians who treat animals in rural Georgia. It's fun for animal lovers but not for the squeamish, thanks to scenes of surgeries, deliveries, geldings (castrations), and other procedures being performed. Open, gaping, and infected wounds are often visible, there are images of abused or suffering animals, and euthanasia is discussed. There are also conversations about animal mating, sexual organs, pregnancies, and so forth. Language is mostly clean, but on rare occasion the word "damn" is used.
Is It Any Good?
This fun series features two veterinarians with lots of skill and Southern country charm treating all kinds of animals. As they diagnose, perform surgeries, and try to keep struggling animals alive, they offer a little bit of information about the medical issues they encounter and the choices they make. But the show's true appeal also comes from watching the very likable Drs. Ferguson and Hodges interact with their clients, their owners, and each other.
Some of the procedures are bloody, and as the doctors attempt to help suffering or critically ill animals, there are some tense and emotional moments. But the empathy demonstrated by these veterinarians makes it a little easier to handle. If you're an animal lover, there's a good chance that you'll find Critter Fixers: Country Vets entertaining.
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