A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
All animals are worth treating if possible. The show highlights the special relationship Alaskans have with animals. Spaying and neutering are mentioned.
Positive Role Models
Dr. Dee goes all out to help her patients.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of graphic, bloody veterinary surgeries. Death discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Castrations, animal genitals discussed.
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Products & Purchases
Local Fairbanks, Northern country logos shown.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet is a reality show that earns its TV-14 rating thanks to its heavy focus on bloody veterinary surgeries that can be disturbing to younger or sensitive viewers. There are some references to genitals, and death (both animal and human) is discussed. Local business and farm logos are sometimes visible, too. All this aside, it offers very positive messages about caring for animals, as well as the special role they play in Alaska and its culture.
Is It Any Good?
This reality show offers an interesting look at what life is like for a veterinarian who must adapt her practice to serve the unique needs of the Far North lifestyle. From providing her own source of power when treating animals in areas that have no electricity to getting her pilot's license to reach some patients, it shows many of the activities that make her practice different from most in the lower 48 states.
The special role that animals play in Alaska, such as pulling sleds, providing food, offering safety, or being companions for someone living in the remote wilderness, is highlighted. But the surgeries can be bloody, and seeing animals suffering or dying isn't easy. Nonetheless, animal lovers who can handle these scenes will find it worth watching.
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