Pet lovers get their turn in the suspense drama spotlight in “Dobutsu Byoin: Ayako no Jiken Karute” (“Animal Clinic: Ayako’s Case Charts”) (TV Tokyo, Wednesday, 9 p.m.). Veterinarian Ayako (Yasuko Sawaguchi) works at the Enoki Animal Clinic. One day she sees Tokie, the owner of one of her former patients, arguing with a man who turns out to be a veterinarian at the Imura Pet Clinic, which Tokie started patronizing not long ago.

Tokie plans to sue Enoki for allegedly causing the death of her pet and she gathers testimony from friends and acquaintances for the trial. Soon thereafter, Ayako needs to get in touch with Tokie, but Tokie doesn’t answer her telephone, so she stops by her home and there discovers Tokie’s dead body.

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