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In picturesque rural Nebraska, husband and wife veterinary team Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder live and work at the center of America's food chain, where the livelihoods of Midwestern farmers connect to families nationwide. Along with their two sons, Charlie and Chase, the Schroeder family is always on the go as their veterinary practice cares for the region's many animals in need. From winter blizzards to spring tornadoes and blistering summer heat waves, Drs. Ben and Erin overcome the obstacles with skill and heart.

Heartland Docs, DVM is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2020. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.7.

Heartland Docs, DVM is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Heartland Docs, DVM on demand at National Geographic Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, National Geographic online.

National Geographic
2 Seasons, 14 Episodes
January 25, 2020
Documentary & Biography
8.7/10
Cast: Ben Schroeder, Erin Schroeder
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  • Leading up to a big family dinner, Drs. Schroeder are challenged by some rare animal cases. Dr. Erin performs life-saving surgery on a gigantic dog, while Dr. Ben tries to get to the bottom of what’s ailing an underweight cow.

  • Drs. Schroeder treat some mysterious cases at the clinic and then receive an award for their work preserving historic buildings.

  • Drs. Schroeder tag team a range of animal cases.

  • Drs. Schroeder treat a range of furry, feathered and scaly friends.

  • Drs. Schroeder give a plasma transfusion to a baby horse to increase its odds of survival.

  • Drs. Schroeder deal with a few surprises as they care for a wide range of animals.

  • Drs. Schroeder head west to round up 650 cows for their annual pregnancy check.

  • The Drs. Schroeder lend a helping hand to furry friends in the community.

  • While Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder struggle to unravel the complicated issues ailing their patients, we see them live the credo - first, do no harm. Erin sees a beloved basset hound with issues that are more than meets the eye, while Ben has his patience tested by a young stallion. Ben performs an emergency cesarean section on a heifer and the whole family goes to great lengths to aid a newborn fawn, learning an important lesson in the process.

  • Dr. Ben Schroeder and son Charlie are surprised when a young family brings in an orphaned raccoon they found in their shed, while Dr. Erin Schroeder helps a woman subdue a trapped cat with a serious dental issue. Ben and his younger son Chase also encounter a newborn calf with a hernia the size of a melon and perform surgery, while Erin tries to uncover why a terrier is suddenly experiencing violent seizures. The Schroeders also get a visit from a family of llamas, one of which is expecting, and the whole clan ventures into a massive thunderstorm to aid a downed dairy cow.

  • Early spring in Nebraska brings new life and unpredictable veterinary challenges.

  • Springtime breeding means the doctors play everything from matchmaker to midwife.

  • The Schroeders help farmers and animals deal with the aftermath of record flooding.