‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’: What Is It About the Animal Doctor That Viewers Connect With?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Now coming into its sixteenth season this Saturday, Jan. 11, The Incredible Dr. Pol hasn’t misplaced one iota of steam. In truth, the truth present following Dr. Jan Pol, the hard-working 77-year-old veterinarian of huge and small animals, and his employees appears to choose up increasingly viewers.

Dr. Jan Pol of 'The Incredible Dr. Pol'
Dr. Jan Pol of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Just what’s it about this animal physician that many discover so addictive?

Here’s what we find out about Dr. Pol and the way his present has taken off to the heights it’s achieved.

Dr. Pol didn’t wish to do the NatGeo WILD present

When his son, Charles, introduced up the concept of doing this program, Dr. Pol simply couldn’t see the potential that Charles did. He felt that he, a 70-year-old nation veterinarian treating giant and small animals, coated in cow manure, blood, and filth, merely couldn’t be of a lot curiosity to any viewers.

The Chicago Tribune requested the now Netherlands-born physician in 2018 if he had had any reservations about doing the collection.  “Well, no. [Charles] is my son and if I can help him I will. We never thought anything would come out of it. Sure, you can film us. Do it! Charles said, ‘Dad, don’t look at the camera. Don’t do anything for the camera, your work is interesting enough.’”

“And I said, ‘Charles, who is going to want to watch me? I’m an old guy, I do things my way and — I’ve said this so many times — we will be criticized. And who wants to watch me do my work? It’s dirty.’ And he said, ‘You never know.’” 

How proper Charles was.  The Incredible Dr. Pol is NatGeo WILD’s top-rated program and goes robust into its sixteenth season this week.

Viewers love Charles and the remainder of Pol Veterinary Clinic’s employees

Charles is without doubt one of the producers of this system, and on employees on the Veterinary Clinic. He helps his father out with the horse castrations and the calvings, and each different giant animal medical wants that come up. They’re a staff and so they experience out to farms along with Charles driving shotgun nearly each time. 

While Dr. Pol is clearly the one in cost on this clinic, particularly because it carries his identify, Charles has a comic book aid really feel to his appearances on digicam, simply attempting to maintain up together with his dad in each sense of the phrase.

The different docs, Drs. Emily and Brenda, are extremely cool and unflustered irrespective of the scenario. Dr. Emily shared on Dr. Pol’s web site essentially the most disgusting factor she’s ever encountered as a vet. For Dr. Emily to say that something disgusted her, it needed to be completely revolting. It was.

“When I was pregnant with my first child and still in the morning sickness stage, I was called out for a sheath cleaning on a horse. Luckily, I put on a long sleeve globe and went in about elbow deep into the sheath. When I pulled my arm back out, the glove was covered and squirming with maggots.”

Viewers adore ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’

Perhaps it’s all of the muck and farmland, however there’s simply one thing about watching this actuality present that hooks viewers in and hold them coming again for extra. Dr. Pol feels it’s that the employees on the present retains all of it actual. Nothing is sanitized for the digicam.

As he instructed MLive Michigan in 2017, “Being honest with people is what counts,” Pol stated. “I live by the golden rule: I treat others like I want to be treated. I refuse to do anything to an animal for the show. We talk and we have fun together. Nothing is done for the show to make it more popular, so what you see is real. That’s why the show is so popular.”

Dr. Pol will certainly carry on maintaining it actual. It can be thrilling to see how the present continues to evolve in its upcoming new season.

Read extra: ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’: How the Veterinarian Handles Fame-Hungry Clients

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