Vets at Work


The "average" day of a veterinarian is anything but typical. The Smithsonian Channel and the Smithsonian's National Zoo cover the day-to-day work of veterinarians near and far. Watch how they make #AnimalConnections.





Animal Aloft from Smithsonian Channel
From the first passenger-carrying balloon to the space race, animals have been aviation pioneers. Discover their incredible war stories, barnstorming adventures, and out-of-this-world experiences, told through restored archival footage and rare photographs.

The Bionic Vet from Smithsonian Channel
The first-ever bionic foot transplant for a cat. An "X-Men" inspired surgical procedure, coined "The Wolverine Technique," to save a dog's leg. It's all in a day's work for Noel Fitzpatrick, a pioneering veterinary surgeon. His trailblazing techniques and dedicated team use revolutionary surgical techniques to save the lives of their four-legged patients. For Oscar the cat, maimed by a combine harvester and Mayo, the arthritic dog, Dr. Fitzpatrick is their last hope, as he is to thousands of beloved pets.

Designing Dogs from Smithsonian Channel
Puggles, Schnoodles, Labradoodles-they're not newfangled snack treats, they're actually newfangled dogs. Join us as we chronicle the never-ending search for the perfect canine and look at the world of hybrid, purebred, and rescue dogs.