There have been many great movies about veterinarians ever since the dawn of cinema, and more and more continue to debut every year. It seems we have a love affair with our veterinarians and want to write them into many of our films in this country and overseas. The following are some of the great movies about veterinarians that have come out in the United States over the last 20 years:
Dr. Dolittle – Tail to the Chief (2008): Peter Coyote, Elise Gatien and Malcolm Stewart star in this comedy about veterinarian Maya DoLittle, who is able to deal with and communicate with animals in a special way. In this film the president enlists her services to avoid a dog-related disaster.
50 First Dates (2004): Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in this romantic comedy about a marine veterinarian in Hawaii who frequently romances female tourists, so he doesn’t get attached and deter his Alaskan career plans, until falling in love with a beautiful local woman who loses her memory every day.
Corky Romano (2001) Peter Falk, Kris Kattan and Vinessa Shaw star in this comedy about an affable veterinarian named Corky Romano who is forced to assume a fake identity as an FBI super agent through a series of bizarre events. Hilarity ensues as Romano (Kattan) takes on the role of Agent Pissant.
Dr. Dolittle (1998) and Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001): Eddie Murphy plays a doctor who can talk to animals of all varieties in this hilarious cinematic enterprise that features a host of celebrities in supporting roles and cameos. The first film in the series was based on a 1960s film of the same name.
Beethoven (1992): This film about an average suburban family and their St. Bernard named Beethoven features an evil veterinarian character. The family gets little Beethoven as a cute puppy only to watch him grow into a huge, messy, slobbering, but lovable beast. Problems arise when evil veterinarian Dean Jones continues chasing the dog in hopes of stealing him away for his lab experiments. Several sequels followed.
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