Animal Practice

About the Show

"Animal Practice" is a new comedy centering on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, "Weeds," "Angels in America"), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital - a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds - except the human kind. Much to his chagrin, George recently learned that his ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, "Better with You"), has inherited the family business and is now George's boss. Whip-smart and ambitious, Dorothy shakes up the hospital as she brings order to the chaos and butts heads with George's animal-friendly administration.

Tyler Labine ("Reaper," "Sons of Tucson") plays Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet who's great with animals, but hapless in matters of the heart; Bobby Lee ("Harold & Kumar") stars as Dr. Yamamoto; Kym Whitley ("We Bought a Zoo") stars as Juanita; and newcomer Betsy Sodaro ("The Nick Show Kroll") stars as Nurse Angela. Dr. Rizzo, the resident capuchin monkey at Crane Animal Hospital and George's closest companion is played by Crystal ("The Hangover II," NBC's "Community").

Executive producers are Scot Armstrong ("The Hangover Part II," "Old School") and Ravi Nandan ("Best Friends Forever") of American Work Inc., along with Emmy Award winners Joe & Anthony Russo ("Community," "Arrested Development"), as well as Marco Pennette ("Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty"). "Animal Practice" was written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka ("The Sitter"), who also serve as executive producers.

"Animal Practice" is a production of Universal Television and American Work Inc.

Cast Bios

Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Tyler Labine
Tyler Labine
Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee
Betsy Sodaro
Betsy Sodaro
Kym Whitley
Kym Whitley


Executive Producer

Scot Armstrong, Ravi Nandan, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka, Marco Pennette


Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka


Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Co-Executive Producer

Aseem Batra, Jamie Rhonheimer


Curtis Gwinn, Michele Greco, Kristen Zolner, Sam Laybourne, Steve Hely


Laura Chinn, John Blickstead, Trey Kollmer, Amelie Gillette

Line Producer

Michele Greco

Casting Director

Lisa Miller Katz

Production Designer

Jennifer Dehghan

Director of Photography

Anghel Decca


Peter B. Ellis, Ruthie Aslan


Los Angeles, California

Produced By

Universal Television, American Work, Inc.