Veterinarian Jan Pol has won over audiences with his no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine — treating furry friends with unmatched compassion, humor and expertise. With thousands of clients ranging from large-scale farm animals to teacup-size household pets, he expertly balances the physical strains of birthing a cow with the surgical precision of suturing a shih tzu’s eye socket.
The summer season brings a new roster of sick, injured, oozing, kicking and biting cases. We’ll join the good doctor as he travels across the Michigan countryside, making house calls to a variety of farm animals. Whether it’s treating a cow for a deadly gastric infection, performing a complex feline amputation, or providing a hoarse horse with some much-needed dental work, Dr. Pol and his team will do everything possible to aid sick animals, no matter how bad they smell or how hard they resist.
Tonight at 9p on The Incredible Dr. Pol: Piggin’ Out, it’s a day of firsts at the clinic — Dr. Pol performs his first-ever guinea pig castration and Dr. Brenda saves the life of a 1-day-old calf with a dislocated hip. Then, it’s off to the rescue of 11 tiny piglets that are starving to death. An infection is preventing their mother from nursing properly. The vets can treat the infection, but to save the newborns they’ll need to locate a “wet nurse” to sub in for the mother. Unfortunately, not every story has such a happy ending. When a desperate dog owner seeks Dr. Pol’s expertise for his ailing best friend, x-rays confirm the pet has a terminal tumor.
Don’t miss the brand-new season kick off tonight at 9P only on Nat Geo WILD!