"The Incredible Dr. Pol" is returning to Nat Geo, and there's no doubt Dr. Pol will be sharing some interesting cases with viewers in the new season. This original reality series has become very popular, even breaking records back in September. There's a reason for that: Dr. Pol really is incredible! His hard work, dedication, and passion for his career comes through the TV, leaving viewers wanting more of the friendly veterinarian. Here are just a few things that make Dr. Pol so amazing.
Hard work and dedication
Dr. Pol comes across as caring and committed to his work. It's not just an act. The man often puts in 14-hour days of sometimes-grueling work. It's no wonder he's so fit for a man now in his 70s! He doesn't work hard just to get paid, and his effort to save animals isn't all about helping the people who care for the creatures. He cares for the animals, too. He'll never just say what the owners want to hear; it's all about what's best for the animal he is treating. No wonder he is so dedicated; there are so many animals that need his help.
More than 19,000 patients
One of the most amazing facts of Dr. Pol's work is that he treats so many patients. It's astounding that he can handle them all, but this is undoubtedly why he needs to put in so many hours. As a legend in his community, he never wants to fail his clients.
A huge variety of patients
Dr. Pol treats animals ranging from cats and dogs to cows and horses. For more than 40 years, he has treated an array of family pets and livestock across rural Michigan giving him a huge variety of patients, from the very small to the very large. Combining different animals on a large piece of land with lurking wildlife results in some very unusual cases for the good doctor. Like what? Well, he has seen more than one dog who has had a run-in with a porcupine.
A man with passion
In a Q & A with fans, one fan asked what Dr. Pol would be doing if he was not a veterinarian. He said that he has always loved animals, so he would have to work with them in some capacity, even if he couldn't help cure their ailments. He said he would probably be a dairy farmer. It's not just a job for him. He loves animals! That devotion comes through in every episode.
To watch Dr. Pol at work, tune in to "The Incredible Dr. Pol" on Saturday, 1/5 at 9 PM ET on Nat Geo.