Exciting news LifeStyle fans! We have just commenced production on a brand new series - Village Vets Australia. Find out all about it!
Foxtel today announced the commissioning of a new local production, Village Vets Australia, for The LifeStyle Channel.
The observational documentary series follows country vets and long-time best mates Dr James Carroll and Dr Anthony Bennett as they work with animals big and small. Village Vets Australia is a series that highlights the real-life dramas, emergencies and triumphs of a rural veterinary practice.
Filmed across the picturesque Shoalhaven region of NSW’s South Coast, Village Vets Australia is about the bonds between people and their pets, farmers and their animals, between the members of a tight-knit community and at the heart of them all – the friendship of two great mates.
General Manager of The LifeStyle Channels and Foxtel’s Head of Production, Duane Hatherly, said: “We’re always on the lookout for programming strands which complement our existing franchises and this locally developed show has all of the characteristics of a successful LifeStyle format.
“Village Vets Australia is a series which combines expert vets, a beautiful location and plenty of community spirit. On top of the queue of cute pets, farm animals and wildlife, at its heart is the bromance between James and Anthony and as a result, we’re confident that Village Vets Australia will hit the spot.”
James and Anthony said, "Working with people’s pets and animals from the farm to the paddock, there's never a dull moment in our job.
“We're thrilled to be able to share with Australia the beautiful towns of Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Shoalhaven Heads and the wonderful people and animals that we have the privilege of working with every day."
Screentime Head of Factual and Executive Producer, Simon Steel, said: “With their knockabout sense of humour and genuine concern for their clients and animals, we are positive Australia will fall in love with James and Anthony, just as we have.”
Village Vets Australia joins a stellar line-up of LifeStyle’s hit local productions; Selling Houses Australia, Grand Designs Australia, River Cottage Australia and Paddock to Plate.
Village Vets Australia is an original concept by Rodney Richmond and is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, exclusively for Foxtel's The LifeStyle Channel. Production commences this month.