Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

”Hanging With the Hendersons” featured on Animal Planet

Posted 1/16/19

Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for …

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Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

”Hanging With the Hendersons” featured on Animal Planet

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Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for surgery. The video, posted in April 2017, had 852,000 views and nearly 10,000 shares.

“My best friend deleted his Facebook for a long time. He said he got tired of seeing my face,” joked Ross. “It was super exciting and surprising. I just felt overwhelmed, and generally the feedback was positive.”

Henderson, a veterinarian at Fox Hollow Animal Hospital, will join his father, Fox Hollow veterinarian Tony Henderson, his mother and Fox Hollow receptionist Debbie, and his fellow veterinarian brothers Ross, Ryan and Cole on the Animal Planet’s reality show “Hanging With the Hendersons.” The show premiered on Jan. 11, and it follows the family as they take care of different animals that walk through Fox Hollow Animal Hospital’s doors.

“Working here has been like a reality show without any effort required. We have a bunch of different characters here,” Tony said. Ryan joked that Tony has been saying Fox Hollow Animal Hospital needs a TV show for a while.

Tony opened up Fox Hollow Animal Hospital toward the end of 1996, and since then the animal hospital’s staff has treated anything “furry, or hairy.” The hospital primarily focuses on dogs and cats, but animals like hamsters, chinchillas and birds have come to Fox Hollow Animal Hospital.

Ryan said he is most excited to see his proposal to his fiancé on the show. The family hadn’t seen any of the episodes of the show until it premiered this past Friday.

“Being a veterinarian can be difficult on its own and time consuming. Adding the on-camera interviews — it definitely can add a little stress,” said Ryan. It’s a little work, but it also reinvigorated us. The production crew all had immense passions for animals. They build us up in a way, and they made us feel special.”

“Hanging With the Hendersons” will be on the Animal Planet every Friday at 7 p.m., local time.

“You have three brothers working together with their dad. It’s unheard of,” said Tony. We’re all the best of friends, and that baffles me.”

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