Meet Dr. Jan Pol, a veterinarian with over 40 years of experience treating family pets and livestock across rural Michigan. Dr. Pol and his wife, Diane, run the business, and with the help from their staff of trained professionals, they care for over 19,000 clients, some driving a hundred miles away for Dr. Pol’s expertise with animals.
The day begins with a waiting room packed with animals and owners. A teenager walks in with his curious dog who picked the wrong thing to chew on-a spiral notebook that has become stuck in the dog’s gums. With some anesthesia and a few quick moves, Dr. Pol removes the spiral metal and sends the dog that ate the homework on his way.
A farm calls sends Dr. Pol and his son Charles out to see a sick horse who is losing weight. After chasing the horse in circles, he is finally able to earn its trust and leads him away for inspection. One quick peek in the mouth and Dr. Pol knows if he shaves down the pointed teeth, the horse will begin eating again. Another problem solved!
Back in the clinic, Dr. Pol is busy with clients when the tornado sirens start blaring. The whole clinic, including the owners and pets, must move to the basement for their safety and ride out the storm. With Diane Pol at home miles away updating the team, all the staff and crew can do is wait as the tornado tears through central Michigan.
Join Dr. Pol for a live Facebook chat today at 4:30!
And don’t miss the season premiere of Dr. Pol: Polnado Warning, Saturday August 25th at 10P et/pt.