This Is Halloween, Dr. Pol Style

Halloween is coming and Dr. Pol is in his element dealing with jumping, flailing, and barking clientele. The Pol Vet staff have some tricks and treats up their sleeves, but that’s nothing compared to the surprises his patients bring as Dr. Pol is hit with blood, pee, and a kick in the knee.

Dr. Pol starts the day right outside of the clinic with a seemingly simple horse castration. But when the stallion is spooked, his flailing has potentially life-threatening consequences.

Inside the clinic, Dr. Brenda treats Boss, a Sharpei who was the victim of a hit-and-run by a large truck. Crying and in pain, Boss has a swollen leg but Dr. Brenda also checks for internal injuries. Boss and his owners trust Dr. Brenda to do everything possible to put their Boss back in charge.

Up next, Dr. Pol and Charles head out to pregnancy check 75 beef cows. Beef cattle don’t have a lot of human interaction and they make sure doc knows he and his gloved hand aren’t welcome at this pasture. Dr. Pol has to get ready to rumble if he’s going to get answers from this thrashing herd.

Later in the day, an emergency call comes in. A heifer has been in labor for over 12 hours and lost her calf in the process. Dr. Pol heads in for a fight to save the mother’s life and remove the calf before it’s too late.

Dr. Brenda is out on the road herself, this time forced to brave the icy roads to dehorn a couple of calves. The brutal Michigan cold soon proves to be one of the biggest hurdles for Dr. Brenda, as this dehorning turns into a difficult and bloody ordeal.

Dr. Pol is busy in the clinic trying to keep up with two hyperactive sugar gliders who haven’t been eating. These small winged marsupials wreak havoc in the exam room, and one leaves a surprise on Dr. Pol.

The night before Halloween, Dr. Pol is on an emergency call for a horse. A carriage ride gone bad leaves James with a severely gashed hoof. Dr. Pol discovers the coronary band in the horse’s hoof is mangled, but he refuses to give up hope.

Halloween has arrived and Dr. Pol’s first patient of the day is Sayid the Great Dane. He’s in for some work on the back-end, a castration and anal tumor removal. A procedure that becomes blood splattered as Halloween leaves its mark all over Dr. Pol.

Don’t miss The Incredible Dr. Pol: Poltergeist Saturday at 9P on Nat Geo WILD.


  1. Troy
    October 27, 2014, 1:12 pm

    Any updates on the horse that was injured in the runaway carriage incident?

  2. Heather
    Helena, MT
    October 28, 2014, 1:18 pm

    I watched this episode and would also like to hear an update on James, the hose with the coronary band injury.

  3. Skye Houseknecht
    October 31, 2014, 10:58 am

    i watched that episode and i loved it. it was so funny

  4. pat johnston
    United States
    November 1, 2014, 8:33 am

    I would also like to know about James.. I felt really sad
    for the birthday girl.

  5. Diane Hart
    New Mexico
    November 1, 2014, 8:58 pm

    I am also interested in hearing about what happened to the horse with the damaged hoof and Coronary band injury.

  6. Anne
    United States
    November 2, 2014, 6:10 am

    What happened to James, the horse that injured his hoof in the Dr. Pol: poltergeist episode?

  7. Terri P
    January 11, 2015, 1:03 am

    I have horses, and am also interested in finding out about James and his hoof injury.

  8. Joanna Smalley
    January 21, 2015, 8:59 am

    James unfortunately passed away. Very very very sad!

  9. Paula Mattingly
    Bowling Green, KY
    January 24, 12:18 am

    Was James euthanized due to the injury to the coronary and thus inability to grow new hoof? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!