Vet Tom Kirby leaves London and returns to his father Noah's practice in Melton. Tom has very different views from Noah but has to help out after his father is diagnosed with diabetes. A pregnant shire pony and helping wildlife vet Clare with a breeding pair of Red Kites provide his challenges whilst Noah has to deal with a grieving cat.
Noah tries to help young vagrant David and his dog as a landowner is on the warpath over a sheep being worried. Tom, meanwhile, treats a horse belonging to Clare's attractive friend Liza using one of his father's tricks along the way.
An ostrich farm sends a series of difficult cases the way of the vets, Noah helps a young man about to lose his home and a job interview in London leads to Tom having a difficult decision to make about the future.