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Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet Reality TV | Running Time: 10 x 30 mins. | Language: English

She’s a cowgirl, a dog wrangler, and a second-generation vet. Meet Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal – a rural veterinarian who has dedicated her life to animals – big and small. With her small-town clinic and mobile surgery on wheels, Dr. Keri meets and treats all creatures, anytime and anywhere!

Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet follows the adventures of Dr. Keri Hudson-Reykdal – a veterinarian who runs a rural vet clinic and also rides the prairie roads with her high-tech mobile clinic on wheels. Set in the breathtaking landscapes of rural Manitoba, where Dr. Keri meets and treats all kinds of creatures, from the most pampered pets to the wildest of animals.

Dr. Keri has dedicated her life to animals – treating them, training them, and riding them. A self-described “work hard, play harder” kind of gal, Dr. Keri’s not your typical country vet. Horses, cattle or a ton and a half-sized bull - if her patients are tough, their owners can even be tougher. In what is often a man’s world, Dr. Keri has earned their respect and their trust.

The series offers a true-to-life perspective on the joys and the heartbreaks of being a country vet. For Dr. Keri, it’s a lifelong labour of love that lies at the heart of her personal mission to provide the best affordable care to every animal.

Joining Dr. Keri in her vet practice and life are her beloved dogs, Siri and Two-Bit, her trusted vet assistant, Laura, and her devoted rancher husband, Calvin, who lend a hand when times get tough. There is also a cast of unique and quirky characters that make up Dr. Keri’s circle of clients and friends: ranchers, hobby farmers, breeders and pet owners.

From dog shows to cattle barns, Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet is an inspired series for animal lovers everywhere.

Overview

  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Running Time: 10 x ½ hour
  • Format: HD
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Yes

Dr. Keri Hudson-Reykdal

Dr. Keri Hudson-Reykdal isn’t your typical country vet. This series follows her as she travels in her mobile clinic to visit patients ranging from pedigree show dogs to angry bulls. Her veterinary practice is a lifelong labour of love that lies at the heart of her personal mission to provide the best possible care to all animals. Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian prairies, this series offers a true-to-life perspective on the joys and heartbreaks of being a travelling vet, following Dr. Keri into the field as she performs all kinds of procedures. Often working long hours, she is on-call 24 hours a day. It’s a lifestyle that would be impossible if not for her longtime assistant Laura, enthusiastic intern Jenna and devoted husband Calvin, always willing to lend a hand.

Calvin Hudson-Reykdal

Laura | Vet Assistant

Production Team

Shereen Jarrett | Showrunner

Merit Jensen Carr | Producer

For over 30 years, Merit Motion Pictures (MMP) has worked with Canada’s foremost writers and directors to produce award-winning documentary films and series. During this time, MMP has partnered with BBC, ARTE, ZDF, France TV, Vulcan, CBC, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channel and many others. MMP is a frequent partner for international science and nature co-productions and is fortunate to have access to the highest and most flexible tax credits in Canada. Executive producer and founder, Merit Jensen Carr, is passionate about telling stories which reflect humanity’s relationship with the natural world and has received some of the industry’s top honours including the inaugural HOT DOCS Don Haig Award for Special Achievement in Producing. Recent highlights include the MMP & CAPA/Films A Cinq science and nature co-production, Reef Rescue (ARTE, CBC, NOVA, VULCAN) winner of Best Conservation Film Long Form at the Jackson Wild Media Awards 2020. Merit is currently producing the 2 x 1hr natural history series Kingdom of the Polar Bears (National Geographic Channels, France 3, CBC, Terra Mater, Canal D); Great Lakes (Smithsonian, TVO, Terra Mater); Everest Dark (CBC documentary Channel) and season 4 of Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet (Animal Planet). Other highlights include the Canadian Screen Award-winning films What Plants Talk About (CBC/PBS Nature), Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees nominated at Pariscience and the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Science and Nature Film, Turtle Beach (BBC, ARTE, Blue Ant, CBC) and Polar Bear Town (Smithsonian Channel US, OLN).

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Ophélie Petit | Email: ophelie@meritmotionpictures.com | Tel: +1 (204) 775-4092