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When successful veterinarian Dr. George Coleman learns that his ex-girlfriend Dorothy Crane has inherited the hospital where he works and is now his boss, he is less than thrilled. George, who would rather spend time with his animal patients than with their human owners, is a stark contrast to the cheerful and optimistic Dorothy, who immediately inserts herself into the hospital business. As the sparks fly between George and Dorothy, the rest of the staff members struggle to maintain composure and do their jobs, including Dr. Doug Jackson, Dr. Yamamoto, Juanita, Nurse Angela and last but not least, "Dr. Rizzo," the resident capuchin monkey at Crane Animal Hospital and George's closest companion.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday August 12th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:58 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Feb 11, 2013

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Matt WalshMatt Walsh
As Alan Waxman
Jessica MakinsonJessica Makinson
As Trudy Watts
Esther Marie AustinEsther Marie Austin
As Hot Girl #1
Leigh Anne BushLeigh Anne Bush
As Hot Girl #2 (as Leigh Bush)
Malcolm DevineMalcolm Devine
As Animal Handler #1
Marisa QuinnMarisa Quinn
As Animal Handler #2
Main Cast
Justin KirkJustin Kirk
As Dr. George Coleman
Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia
As Dorothy Crane
Bobby LeeBobby Lee
As Dr. Robert Yamamoto
Kym WhitleyKym Whitley
As Juanita
Betsy SodaroBetsy Sodaro
As Nurse Angela
Tyler LabineTyler Labine
As Dr. Doug Jackson
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerScot Armstrong  |  Gail Lerner  |  Joe Russo  |  Anthony Russo  |  Ravi Nandan  |  Brian Gatewood  |  Alex Tanaka
ProducerJake Aust
Co-ProducerPeter Ellis (2)  |  Kristen Zolner
Associate ProducerSean Veder
Production DesignerDerek R. Hill
EditorPeter Ellis (2)  |  Ruthie Aslan
CastingJoseph Wisniewski  |  Lisa Miller Katz
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco  |  Irwin Marcus
First Assistant DirectorBob Roe  |  Michael Helfand
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Helfand  |  Dan Mulvaney
MusicLudwig Göransson
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
Music SupervisorTom Wolfe (2)  |  Manish Raval
Re-Recording MixerMark Binder
Director of PhotographyGiovani Lampassi
Sound SupervisorMark Binder  |  Nick Shaffer
Created ByBrian Gatewood  |  Alex Tanaka
Produced ByMichele Greco  |  Marc Solakian
Warning: Animal Practice season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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