Animal Practice: Season 1 (2012)

Season 1
Animal Practice

Critics Consensus

Animal Practice gets some good laughs out of its animal cast, but its human characters are thinly conceived and overly wacky.



Critic Ratings: 23


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User Ratings: 6

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Air date: Aug 12, 2012
Air date: Sep 26, 2012
Air date: Oct 3, 2012
Air date: Oct 10, 2012
Air date: Oct 17, 2012
Air date: Oct 24, 2012
Air date: Oct 31, 2012

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Season 1 of this sitcom follows the happenings of an unconventional animal hospital in New York , staffed by the brilliant veterinarian Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk) who prefers pets to humans , his quirky colleagues Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia), Dr. Yamamoto (Bobby Lee) and Dr. Doug Jackson (Tyler Labine), and a capuchin monkey named Dr. Rizzo .


Justin Kirk
as Dr. George Coleman
Joanna Garcia
as Dorothy Crane
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
as Dorothy Crane
Bobby Lee
as Dr. Yamamoto
Tyler Labine
as Dr. Doug Jackson
Kym Whitley
as Juanita
as Dr. Rizzo
June Diane Raphael
as Dr. Jill Leiter
Annie Potts
as Virginia
Peter Allen Vogt
as Mr. Gruber
Christina Pickles
as Sabrina French
Fiona Gubelmann
as Tinsley French
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Critic Reviews for Animal Practice Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

The monkey is the best thing in it.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

PETA was right. No monkey should be forced to perform in a sitcom as lame as this one.

Aug 12, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A subversive and perversely funny workplace comedy.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

A sitcom set in a veterinarian's office isn't a bad idea - lotsa cute! - but this one panders to the lowest level of mindlessness.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

For everyone who might complain about the show's inconsistency, there are probably ten people who would echo what the New Yorker cartoon editor said in an old Seinfeld episode: "I liked the kitty."

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lighthearted, escapist fun.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

But then there are two kinds of TV viewers: Those who think a capuchin monkey dressed in a tiny lab coat is comedy gold and those who are weirdly repelled by the sight. I belong to the latter.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

Crystal the monkey from The Hangover deserves better than this sitcom.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

The will-they-or-won't-they set-up between George and Dorothy is stale.

Aug 12, 2012 | Full Review…

The stream of tiny monkey outfits may be a cheap attraction, but man, is it a good one.

Aug 12, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Animal Practice: Season 1

  • Apr 22, 2016
    The writing is what drags this down. The plot is very good though, and a unique twist on a somewhat familiar plot. The actors are great, and the characters show potential, but again, the writing doesn't utilize them. The show isn't very funny either. Yes, Rizzo is a classic character, and Andy from Weeds is a lot funnier and all around better when he's with him. This showed enough potential to check out, but wasted it all.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Was not that good and it got cancelled fast

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