Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet by Jan PolThe star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
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Reality TV veterinarian is a polarizing figure. The star of a reality show about a rural veterinary practice in central Michigan has been found negligent in his treatment of a dog struck by a car in May Jan Pol, a year-old veterinarian featured on a popular series bearing his name — "The Incredible Dr. Pol also must complete continuing-education courses. According to state regulators, the complaint against Pol originated with an episode of his show featuring his treatment of the Boston terrier. Her petition on change.
He used to spend a lot of time playing with animals and spending time in nature with his two brothers and three sisters. He claims that it was one of his best decisions. After he fell in love nad decided to get married with his nowadays wife Diane, they moved to Harbor beach in Michigan. Over ten years, dr. Pol worked for another vetenerian in his practice.
Sign in. Jan Ya-n Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Pol," as well as author of the best-selling book, "Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet", a memoir that recounts amusing, and often poignant, tales from his illustrious and incredible 40 year veterinary career. Possessing brains, wit and charm, Dr. Pol has been treating pets and livestock in rural Michigan since the s and is a pioneer in his field. He has more than 23, clients, and his patients range from white mice and snakes to cows and 2, pound horses - and everything in between. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense yet empathetic approach to veterinary medicine.
Nicole What is the best part about working at Pol Veterinary Services? Working at PVS is like working with a very large family. Everyone gets along really well and are very helpful. I have so many great mentors and we all help each other out! Plus, I get to work with so many different species of animals, which is my dream! Nicole with Dr. Pol, Beth and Charles at the auction.