Portland, OR. DoveLewis has been selected as one of seven 24-hour animal hospitals that will be featured in a live National Geographic TV show called Animal ER Live. The series starts on Saturday, March 30th and will air from 6 to 8 p.m.

Show creators promote the program, writing: “Be just a heartbeat away from the action as the team at DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, the Northwest’s nonprofit 24/7 animal hospital, treats animals in the midst of emergencies on Nat Geo WILD’s new live TV series, Animal ER Live. Capturing the fast-paced drama and intensity of a hospital procedural mixed with the unbreakable bonds between pets and their owners, each episode of “Animal ER Live” will trail teams of emergency veterinarians and specialists as they work tirelessly through the night to save the lives of pets from coast to coast, giving viewers insight into the extraordinary and unpredictable world of urgent animal care.”

A presentation featured the recipients of all of the generosity

“As a Portland nonprofit, there’s nothing more important to us than caring for animals and the people who love them,” said Ron Morgan, DoveLewis president and chief executive officer. “Our team is always here and the hospital is always open, and now animal lovers in our community can see firsthand the world-class medicine that we practice every day.”

DoveLewis is the region’s only nonprofit, 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care and specialty hospital, and over the course of 45 years of service to the community, the organization has treated over 500,000 animals. In addition to the experts behind the medicine—board-certified specialists, emergency veterinarians and specialized technicians—the four-week, live event series will follow local pet owners and animals patients from triage through discharge.

Photo by Gia Goodrich

Photo by Gia Goodrich

The show will be hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Mark Steines (“Entertainment Tonight”). Based out of a studio in New York City, Steines will guide viewers through the night in real time as cameras bounce to and from the featured animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units around the country, including:

  • DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital – Portland, Oregon
  • Angell Animal Medical Center — Boston, Massachusetts
  • Animal Care Center EMERGENCY — Plainfield, Illinois
  • Best Friends Animal Society — Kanab, Utah
  • Mendocino Equine and Livestock — Fort Bragg, California
  • Waller Equine Hospital — Waller, Texas
  • Veterinary Specialty Care — Charleston, South Carolina

“‘Animal ER Live’ pulls back the curtain to give viewers an exclusive, totally unscripted look at the incredible skill and hard work that goes on behind the doors of some of the country’s busiest urgent pet care clinics,” said Geoff Daniels, Nat Geo WILD’s executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment. “This innovative new series promises endless inspiration and heartwarming and heroic moments that reinforce the amazing bonds we share with our pets.”


About DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Oregon, is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. With 45 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated more than 600,000 animals. DoveLewis also has seven donor-supported community programs that serve animals in need and the animal-loving community. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and Disney, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multiplatform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has produced more than 1,000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include Animal ER Live for Nat Geo WILD; No. 1 unscripted crime series “Live PD,” “Live PD: Police Patrol” and “Live PD Presents: PD Cam” for A&E; “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol” for Lifetime; mega-hit franchise “Black Ink Crew” (New York and Chicago) and mental health special “In Session Live With Dr. Jess” for VH1; culinary docuseries “Hustle & Soul” for WE tv; Chris Paul’s “Chapter 3” for ESPN; “Tattoo Girls” for TLC; and “How Far Is Tattoo Far?” for MTV. With other credits, including “Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan” and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.