The Incredible Dr. Pol

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 24 Seasons
  • 8.6  (2,067)

The Incredible Dr. Pol is a reality television show that premiered on National Geographic Wild in 2011. The series follows the life and work of Dr. Jan Pol, a veterinarian who practices in Michigan's rural country. The show depicts the daily struggles and triumphs of Dr. Pol as he attends to the various animals throughout his community.

Dr. Jan Pol is the main character of the show. He is a Dutch-American veterinarian who has been practicing for over 40 years. Dr. Pol graduated from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands before moving to the United States. With his heavy Dutch accent, calm demeanor, and wealth of experience, Dr. Pol has become an audience favorite.

The show also features Dr. Pol's colleagues, including his son Charles Pol, a veterinary assistant who helps his father in the clinic, and Ari Rubin, who is also a veterinarian at the clinic. Charles and Ari add a unique dimension to the show as they provide a different perspective on the veterinary practice and often offer their input during cases.

Throughout the series, viewers get to see Dr. Pol and his colleagues attend to various animals, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, and many others. The majority of the animals are farm animals, and Dr. Pol provides an insight into the challenges that farmers face in keeping their animals healthy. Some challenges include treating animals with parasites or infections, performing complicated surgeries, and dealing with dangerous animals such as bulls and boars.

Apart from the challenges of treating various animals, Dr. Pol also showcases his compassion for animals. He often goes above and beyond to make sure that the animals are comfortable and happy. For example, he sometimes makes house calls to check on sick animals that are unable to travel to his clinic. Dr. Pol forms close bonds with many of his patients and their owners, and viewers get to see this emotional aspect of his work.

The Incredible Dr. Pol also provides an insight into the veterinary practice. The show depicts the importance of keeping animals healthy and how veterinarians work together to solve complicated cases. Dr. Pol and his colleagues often combine their knowledge and expertise to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan for their patients.

The show is also educational, and viewers can learn a lot about animal care and the veterinary practice. Dr. Pol often explains the various procedures he performs, and viewers get a front-row seat to see the behind-the-scenes of an animal hospital.

Overall, The Incredible Dr. Pol is an entertaining and educational show that depicts the life and work of a dedicated veterinarian. With its mix of drama, comedy, and real-life stories, the show appeals to animal lovers and those interested in veterinary medicine. While the show has faced some controversy due to some animal rights activists criticizing Dr. Pol's treatment methods, it remains a popular and beloved series.

In conclusion, The Incredible Dr. Pol is a popular National Geographic Wild show that follows Dr. Jan Pol and his colleagues as they attend to various animals throughout Michigan's rural country. The show provides an insight into the challenges and joys of veterinary medicine while also being educational and entertaining.

The Incredible Dr. Pol is a series that is currently running and has 24 seasons (265 episodes). The series first aired on October 29, 2011.

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At Foal Throttle
8. At Foal Throttle
March 2, 2024
Doc and Diane welcome a Friesian filly to the family.
It's Charles, He's Hurt!
7. It's Charles, He's Hurt!
February 17, 2024
A challenging farm call turns into an emergency for one of the team.
A Mom Like No Udder
6. A Mom Like No Udder
February 10, 2024
It's Mother's Day! Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda rush to the aid of animals struggling to give birth, while Dr. Lisa treats a cow suffering from a postpartum emergency. Two puppies get poked for their vaccines, and two older dogs come in with quills stuck all over their bodies. As Mother's Day approaches, Doc and Charles cook up a special treat for Diane and Beth.
The Plot Chickens
5. The Plot Chickens
February 3, 2024
Spring brings a baby boom of goats, reindeer, and Labrador pups. When a chicken is the victim of fowl play, Dr. Pol's on the case. Dr. Brenda treats a fair steer to be ready for the ring and Dr. Lisa sutures a horse's torn eyelid. An older cat's labor stalled, so Dr. Nicole performs an emergency C-section to save the kittens. Charles and Diane surprise the docs on Vet Appreciation Day.
A Ruff Patch
4. A Ruff Patch
January 27, 2024
From a muskrat attack to a cat missing an eye, the clinic is full of surprises. Dr. Pol rushes to an Amish farm to help a cow that's been in labor for 24 hours, and Dr. Nicole treats her dog's injured leg. Dr. Brenda gives step-by-step care instructions to a family new to raising Scottish Highland cows, and Dr. Lisa does a dental exam on Elvis the donkey. Dr. Nicole shares exciting news!
The Snow Must Go On
3. The Snow Must Go On
January 20, 2024
A major storm blows into Central Michigan, and as the snow piles up, so do the cases! While clients brave the weather to get care for their animals, Dr. Pol and Charles battle thundersnow when responding to an emergency farm call. Dr. Lisa needs ten stitches to repair a horse's deep cut, and Dr. Brenda treats a Rottweiler's very swollen face.
I've Never Met Herbivore
2. I've Never Met Herbivore
January 13, 2024
Dr. Pol welcomes a new vet to the clinic just in time to help the team with a wave of cases. Dr. Pol treats a local K9 deputy's injured paw, Dr. Nicole examines a service dog after a scuffle, Dr. Lisa stitches up a horse with a large laceration, and Dr. Brenda soothes a cat's burned limb. On her second day on the job, Dr. Olivia jumps into action and helps Dr. Lisa with a cow in labor.
A Documentary
1. A Documentary
January 6, 2024
Get a documentary-style look into the personal lives of our country vets. It's a hectic schedule as Dr. Pol & Dr. Lisa see two dogs at once needing emergency labor. Dr. Brenda tangles with llamas. Baskets of puppies and frisky horses pay a visit to the clinic. See the vets wrangle their own kids, decompress on the lake, and care for their beloved animals.
Where to Watch The Incredible Dr. Pol
The Incredible Dr. Pol is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Incredible Dr. Pol on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and National Geographic.
  • Premiere Date
    October 29, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (2,067)