Black Veterinarians On Hit TV Show Give 100% To Animals (and People)
By Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise
January 15, 2018
It’s a phenomenon that is “kind of like a unicorn thing,” muses Dr. Diarra Blue about African American veterinarians launching and running a thriving animal hospital. And not only do they run the Cy-Fair Animal Hospital in the Houston, Texas area, but they also are the subjects of a hit TV show on the Animal Planet channel, The Vet Life. Dr. Blue is one of the stars of the show which just kicked off its third season this weekend.
The Vet Life’s other veterinarian stars include Dr. Aubrey “AJ” Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne. The show offers insight into the day-to-day operations of a seemingly very successful and busy veterinarian practice. These doctors are not just tending to cats and dogs either. The last seasons have shown them tending to fighting roosters, hyenas, and even a tiger. The new season opened up with a very poignant look at how the hospital is dealing with not just the thousands of animals broken, injured, and stressed by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but also how the doctors and staff deal with the emotions of people in the community who have suffered so much loss.