‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ Reveals Why He Won’t Allow Some Clients To Appear on the Show – ‘We See That Way Too Much’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Now in its 17th season, Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol solely appears to get extra in style with each season.

And its star, Dr. Jan Pol, 77, doesn’t present any indicators of slowing down, both, in all of the farm visits and shoppers he sees each day.

The in style veterinarian will see anybody who comes via his clinic’s doorways. And a lot of these shoppers agree upfront to look on his actuality present.

There are conditions, nevertheless, the place the animal physician has needed to refuse to permit sure shoppers to be on this system. Here’s why.

Dr. Jan Pol of 'The Incredible Dr. Pol'
Dr. Jan Pol of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ is in its 17th season

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The actuality present began its present season in July 2020, and wraps up in September. The season after this one, the 18th season, will seemingly start within the new 12 months.

Speaking with Animal Radio in April 2020, Dr. Pol opened up about his expertise as a rustic veterinarian.

Considering whether or not he most well-liked working with bigger animals or smaller ones, the vet expressed that “I guess because I was born and raised on a dairy farm, I do like the bovine/equine part of it. But I do like the small animals because it allows us to do so much more.”

“The small animals they have more diseases,” he defined. “The horse can be a pet, but we have a lot of Amish here, and for them, the horse is a tool. And for the farmer the cow is a source of income.”

A former digital camera operator’s viewpoint

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A former crew member on the present opened up in regards to the challenges of filming on the fact present. Particularly, he touched on filming round massive livestock.

“It’s nearly impossible to work,” he wrote on a earlier web site of Dr. Pol’s. “My hands are slippery wet and there is a constant stream of sunscreen-filled sweat running into my eyes. I can see sweat pouring from the faces of Dr. Brenda and the farmer . . .”

“One of the most incredible things about Dr. Brenda and Dr. Pol is their tenacity to perform veterinary medicine in any condition imaginable,” he continued. “They are relentless in their efforts, be it 105 degrees in the shade or -10 degrees in the snow. . . Their passion for animals and medicine is evident in every case they see. It’s an honor and a privilege to work with these doctors on a daily basis.”

Why Dr. Pol refuses to let some house owners seem on the fact present

While lots of the physician’s shoppers give their consent to have their case seem on this system, typically the vet has to say no their appearances. It seems that not that many consumers truly make it to the small display screen, largely as a result of so lots of the circumstances are repetitive and routine.

“Probably one in 10 at the most,” Dr. Pol in 2018 advised Reality Blurred.

If a consumer desires to be filmed, Dr. Pol defined that their file is tagged so he is aware of when he walks in to the consumer’s room, “the film crew is going to be there. Then they put the extra lights on in the exam room, and we just walk in and do our work. The camera’s always in the way because the rooms are not that big.”

Other occasions, the physician has to refuse to have the consumer’s case broadcast, largely to spare their emotions in tough conditions.

This occurs largely, Dr. Pol stated, when “people are not taking care of the animal, and we see that way too much. We don’t want to say, ‘Okay, look at this.’ We don’t want anybody to look bad, to be honest with you. And sometimes, yes, you see it a little bit. But we don’t dwell on it; we don’t make it so obvious that it makes the owner feel bad or anything.”

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