TVLine Items: Nashville Vet’s Netflix Role, Younger Star Has Power and More

Charles Esten is tuning up for a new TV role: The Nashville alum has signed on to star in Netflix’s young-adult drama series Outer Banks, the streamer announced on Friday. The series, set to debut in 2020, centers on a tight-knit group of North Carolina teens who embark on a mission to find their ringleader’s […]

TVLine Items: Chandra Wilson Returns to GH, 100 Vet’s Starz Gig and More

Chandra Wilson is headed back to General Hospital — but not as one of the characters she previously played on the ABC daytime soap. The Grey’s Anatomy star will portray Sydney Val Jean, a fashion editor at Crimson magazine who will appear alongside editor-in-chief Nina Clay-Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) on the Nurses Ball red carpet, People […]

Last Man Standing Boss Teases Reba Vet’s Visit in 150th Episode — Plus: Watch a Mandy-Centric Sneak Peek

On Friday, Last Man Standing will mark its 150th episode with a mini-Reba reunion. Showrunner Kevin Abbott, who was previously an executive producer on Reba McEntire’s eponymous sitcom, enlisted none other than TV’s erstwhile Barbra Jean, Melissa Peterman, for the milestone outing. In the Mandy-centric episode, Mike and Vanessa’s middle daughter believes that she needs to […]

The vets following in the footsteps of their childhood heroes

Peter Wright and Andrew Routh (Image: DURRELL WILDLIFE TRUST ) When Peter Wright and Andrew Routh arrived at Liverpool University to study veterinary science in 1974, they were both very clear about who had inspired them to work with animals. Peter’s role model was James Herriot, the Yorkshire vet who became a household name thanks […]

Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets. Arguing that authorities have overlooked the issue of a “supply and demand equation” of prescription opioids in […]

Canadian Olympic figure skating team features mix of rookies and vets

VANCOUVER — Watching the announcement this morning of who would make the 2018 Olympic figure skating team was a light-hearted occasion. For the athletes who were informed last night that they would be making the trip to South Korea as Olympians, the announcement was simply the proverbial ‘cherry on top.’ There are 17 athletes heading […]

Decades later, Vietnam vets may be silently fighting cancer-causing parasite

Enlarge / An adult Clonorchis sinensis. (credit: PLoS Medicine) A small pilot study hints that a startling number of Vietnam veterans may be infected with a liver parasite that can induce a rare type of cancer, the Associated Press reports. The study, conducted by the Northport VA Medical Center in New York, involved blood samples […]