Animal Planet introduces world to ‘Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dee Thornell bought the first heated surgery table in the state of Alaska — for animals. But as a veterinarian with an animal hospital in Fairbanks, she doesn’t always get to use that table. She’s just as likely to be flying to some remote location, performing surgery using a church pew, pool table or truck bed. Thornell is also the first veterinarian from Alaska to with her own reality television show. Animal Planet’s “Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet,” debuts Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Some…

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