CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS
Nat Geo WILD premiered its newest series CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS this weekend. Airing Saturday's a Veterinary Medicine
t 10/9c, the show follows lifelong friends Drs. Vernard Hodges and Terrence Ferguson who own and operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital, located 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with their loving staff, these physicians bring real heart, soul and a lot of humor to their treatment and care of more than 20,000 patients a year across their two locations. Between emergency visits to the office and farm calls throughout rural Georgia, this special team is constantly bombarded with unique cases. From a police dog with cactus thorns around her eye to a potbellied pig with life-threatening lacerations, for the Critter Fixer team, there is no such thing as "normal."
Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Terrence Ferguson is a native of Talbotton, Georgia. His love of animals began as a child growing up in rural West Georgia. After rescuing several neighborhood strays, Dr. Ferguson developed a love of animals. With his family’s encouragement, Dr. Ferguson embarked on a career in Veterinary Medicine. His summers were spent volunteering with local veterinary clinics. After graduating from Central High in Talbotton, Georgia, Dr. Ferguson matriculated to Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia in the fall of 1987. During his tenure at FVSU, Dr. Ferguson interned with The US Fish and Wildlife Service at two of their Wildlife refuges including Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel, Maryland and Alaska Wildlife Refuge on the Kenai Peninsula. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology, Dr. Ferguson applied and was accepted to the prestigious Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He graduated in 1998 with his DVM. In his spare time, Dr. Ferguson follows his true passion by volunteering, coaching and mentoring Central Georgia Students involved with the Peach County Youth Organization, where he also serves as Treasurer. He also serves as a trustee at Beulahland Bible Church, in Warner Robins and Macon, GA. Dr. Ferguson and his wife Kimberly reside in Byron, Georgia with their two children, Terrence, II and Nicole, and their dog Caesar.
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