It is a shock to the staff at the Barleybridge Animal Hospital when Dan, one of the farm vets, is seriously injured in a car accident. It is even more of a shock when Scott Spencer, back from Australia, steps in to cover for him. Joy, the Practice manager, remembers the hearts he broke when he last worked at the Practice - and his abrupt departure. She refuses to agree to this appointment and leaves immediately. Scott slips seamlessly into the Practice routine, not guessing that secrets are about to be revealed which will turn his life upside down. Once again, the animals and their owners are as much a part of the story as the members of the Practice.