Discovery Communications-owned net Animal Planet has ordered the tentatively titled Penn Vet from Denver- and LA-based High Noon Entertainment.
The series will offer viewers an in-depth look at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, which sees more than 30,000 patient visits per year from a range of species that includes dogs, cats, guinea pigs, iguanas, horses, cows, zebras and goats. The school also boasts the first-ever facility for critically injured large animals, the first minimally invasive surgery suite, the first recovery pool for equine orthopedic surgeries, and the first animal bloodmobile.
Penn Vet is to shadow fourth-year veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania as they complete the demanding program and face the daily challenges of treating an array of animal cases at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia and the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Jim Berger, Scott Feeley, Sarah Presta and Michael Call serve as executive producers for High Noon Entertainment. For Animal Planet, Dawn Sinsel is listed as executive producer, Krishna San Nicolas is producer and Meredith Russell is associate producer.
Penn Vet will premiere on Animal Planet later this year.