The Incredible Dr. Pol on Why He Became a Vet
The star veterinarian's popular show, which premieres for its eighth season on January 9, is even more wild and woolly.
Star veterinarian Dr. Pol has handled a lot of animals in his day—but his show's eighth season on Nat Geo WILD is getting even more wild and woolly.
Beyond your average array of barnyard friends, Dr. Pol will also treat reindeer, hedgehogs, and more unusual critters during his rounds in rural Michigan.
In between patients, Dr. Pol sat down with National Geographic to talk more about his work on the The Incredible Dr. Pol, which premieres January 9 at 9/8c. Portions of the interview were edited for length and clarity.
I was born on a farm in the Netherlands where we had all different kinds of animals. We were almost self-sufficient. When I became a vet, I didn’t want to do just large or small animals. I felt almost a kind of calling to help any kind of animal. I didn’t want