James agrees to judge the Darrowby Vegetable Show, which devolves into a catastrophe. Mrs. Alton tortures a bedridden Siegfried with a strict diet.
The Shadwells' ill cattle spark a feud between father and son, and James and Siegfried get caught in the middle. And Tristan finds a most unusual way to determine whether or not a bull has swallowed a dangerous object.
James is recruited to play for the "gentlemen's" team in an upcoming cricket match against the villagers. But when James suffers an injury, Siegfried must fill in for him and bat against Fiery Fred, a legendary local player.
When James treats a candymaker's sick cat, Mrs. Pumphrey and Mrs. Tibbett's overzealous concern drives the doc crazy. Meanwhile, James and Helen are worried about the well-being of a depressed sheep farmer who recently lost his wife.
During a house call to treat the Blackwoods' dog, Siegfried observes that a human member of the family requires treatment, too. Later, one of the Blackwoods' neighbors seeks medical advice from Siegfried about a dog but fails to provide the pet.
Despite Siegfried's objections, Calum and Deirdre's romance grows. But when their relationship hits rocky road, it's up to Siegfried to keep the young lovers from breaking up. Meanwhile, James pays routine visits to a couple of elderly shut-ins.
Siegfried is distraught over the death of a beloved bull terrier. But when a new vet arrives to help out at the practice, Siegfried's mood considerably brightens. Calum, however, finds the new doc's snobbish habits too much to handle.
Calum has his hands full when a lady friend from Ireland pays him a visit at the same time Deirdre arrives unannounced. Much to Siegfried's delight, one of the women effortlessly handles domestic duties around the house.
With the mortgage approved, James and Helen busily prepare for their move to the new house. James is pulled away to help Granville Bennett with a sickly dog and returns home to find his own beloved dog in terrible shape.
While Siegfried attends a conference in London, Tristan attends to the worst cases in the village. James's friend Andrew comes for a visit and eagerly accompanies him on rounds. And James panics when he forgets his and Helen's anniversary.
James makes a house call to a family who haven't visited the vets for many years. Calum happily returns to Darrowby and is thrilled to hear Deirdre is in town, but his plans to reignite the flames of romance are doused by unexpected problems.
Helen urges James to apply when veterinarian Granville Bennett wants to add a partner to his successful practice. Though James loves his friends and job, more money and Bennett's perks seem irresistible. Meanwhile, Tristan courts a tennis player.
When two wild stray cats wander into Helen's garden, she falls in love with them and wants to keep them as pets -- but James fears they'll be impossible to domesticate. Later, James gets blamed for the death of a difficult client's cow.
James and Helen try their hand at Highland dancing, while Tristan attempts to woo Deirdre by embracing all things Scottish. Meanwhile, Tricki Woo goes bonkers and one of Lord Brawton's stags disappears, leading to suspicions that poachers are about.
James plans to surprise Helen with a new home but fears he can't afford it. Little does he know that Helen has her heart set on an even more expensive spread. Later, Calum stuns the vets with news about his future at the practice.
James saves the life of an animal that was the victim of another veterinarian's malpractice and breaks a client's heart by recommending that his dog be euthanized. Later, James bonds with hardworking gentleman farmer Lord Hulton.
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