Animal Academy

7:30pm Sunday, October 4 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

Rudi, the big soft Rottweiler, joins Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire on this week’s episode of Animal Academy as we meet Rennie Bishop who explains what a vivarium, aquarium and field technician does. Deborah’s dog, Kane, gets a heart scan, and Jeremy heads into Marlborough Sounds to meet some rare and endangered takahe.

If you have missed an episode check your guide for extra opportunities to view. Full episodes of Animal Academy will also be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz/animalacademy and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, September 27 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

In tonight’s episode of Animal Academy Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire meet Abbie the lovely Labrador. The team goes behind the scenes of the Thames Butterfly and Orchid Garden, and Elder and Marilyn Jenks share their quest to save Kaimanawa horses. Resident Vet, Deborah, takes us through surgery on a young dog that had a run in with a car, and Jeremy heads south to visit our only White Heron Colony.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Animal Academy will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz/animalacademy and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, September 20 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

This week Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire bring you an episode of Animal Academy accompanied by Louise, the Hungarian Puli, crowned New Zealand’s ‘Best in Show’ dog. Meet Andrew Wilson who cares for marine life, and passionate Guinea Pig breeder, Margaret Stockwell, who has over fifty years experience in breeding prized cavies. Topping off the pet assortment, Alfie, the allergic Bichon Frise, gets a doggy skin test, and Jeremy tries his hand at Polo.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Animal Academy will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz/animalacademy and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, September 6 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

In tonight’s episode Sarah and Jeremy are joined by Che and Lola, the German Shepherds. Tune in to see water therapy for dogs tested as a rehabilitation method, and Dave Anthony, a champion pigeon racer, is profiled. Resident Vet, Deborah, talks through geriatric cat care, and Jeremy joins New Zealand’s best women shearers to see just what it takes to shear a sheep.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Animal Academy will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz/tvnz6 and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, August 30 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

In tonight’s episode of Animal Academy, Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire make friends with Wills and Jag, a pair of wrinkly Shar Peis. Tune in to meet Francis and Shireen Helps who have single-handedly saved a penguin colony on their Banks Peninsula farm.

It seems every dog has its day at the Hound Racing Club, and Vet Deborah checks up on Charlie the Setter with sore wrists. Plus Jeremy meets some pre-historic animals and visits an archaeological site.

7:30pm Sunday, August 23 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy continues to entertain and delight animal lovers.

Casey the Pomeranian joins Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire on this week’s episode of Animal Academy, as Dean Geddes is introduced, a prize-winning dairy breeder. Tune in to pay a visit to Keith Andrews, who keeps an army of spectacular native Kakariki parrots in his backyard, and vet Deborah talks pet diabetes. To top off the evening’s animal assortment Jeremy gets in the water with some hungry sharks.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Animal Academy will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, August 16 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy returns to entertain and delight animal lovers.

Animal Academy explores Ron Wilson’s alternative healing methods; Sarah and Jeremy talk to Carol Downer, who keeps bees just around the corner from the Sky Tower; and resident vet Deborah checks out a litter of gorgeous oci-cat Kittens. Plus, Jeremy gets up close to a native falcon and meets Whisper, the hand-raised morepork.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Animal Academy will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TVNZ 6. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, August 9 on TVNZ 6

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy returns to entertain and delight animal lovers.

Animal Academy presenters Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire spend the day on the beat with Police Dog Handler, Constable Lyal Bayliss. The pair also check out the Shetland Pony Steeplechase organised by Lesley Lewis, while resident vet Deborah sees Stubby the Pomeranian having her leg operated on. Plus, Jeremy heads out to predator-free Maud Island to meet a crowd of special native frogs.

Sunday 2 August, 7.30pm

Presented by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Wildlife Park Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy returns to entertain and delight animal lovers.

On Animal Academy this week, Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire meet guide dog trainer Angie Coupar and Clarice Ford, who runs New Zealand’s only turtle rescue operation. Resident vet Deborah shows us what to look for when buying a horse and Jeremy dives in with some native fur seals.

Sunday 14 December, 7.30pm

Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Willowbank Wildlife Park Head Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy returns to TVNZ Family on TVNZ 6 on Sundays at 7.30pm.

Gonzo the pug joins Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire on this week’s episode of Animal Academy. Michael Beaumont talks about his research, which aims to control the animals that eat 20,000 tonnes of New Zealand greenery a night – possums. We pay a visit to Gwen James the Bichon Frise breeder; vet Deborah improves a kitten’s quality of life with a leg amputation; and Jeremy tries his hand at fly fishing.