Nine factual series Desert Vet has been renewed for a second season.
The series, which follows “Red Dog” vet Dr Rick Fenny, first screened on Nine last year, with its pilot having screened earlier on Seven.
The pick-up for Projucer and Cinematographer Tim Small, increases the number of episodes from 4 to 6.
Projucer’s Matty Roberts said, “Season 2 will see even more animal emergencies and heartwarming stories continue across the Pets & Vets outback clinics, as well as some wondrous and unique marine animal conservation narratives, all led by our key cast, the Fenny family. Joining the Fenny’s will be a supporting cast of passionate vets, zoologists, aquarists, marine scientists, jillaroo’s and dozens of animals, both domestic and wild!!”
This season will also highlight the bushfire impact on Australian wildlife at Kangaroo Island, as well as a visit to the Karratha Vet Hospital during a Category 4 tropical cyclone.
“We see the Desert Vet series as our way to share animal stories as they relate to Australia’s narrative right now. As the makers we are lucky to have a platform to capture and share the tireless and passionate efforts that some people make to protect, conserve – in some cases save – both wild and domestic animals that give us so much joy and companionship as a society.”
Internationally it has screened on UKTV’s Eden Channel, in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe on ViaSat’s Nature Channel and has just been acquired by Outdoor Channel Asia.