Friday, August 31, 2012

EE I EE I OH!!” 
Old MacDonald Might Have Had a Farm,
But The Incredible Dr. Pol Has 19,000 Patients
— Cows, Chickens, Horses, Pigs…
and a Hit Returning Series!


The Incredible Dr. Pol Season 2
Premiered Saturday, August 25, at 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

With a quack-quack here and a moo-moo there, everyone’s favorite veterinarian is back, bringing us closer to cows, chickens, horses and countless other animals in the return of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series The Incredible Dr. Pol.  When a horse begins to shed pounds, a pregnant cow has a fever or a calf is born hairless and sickly, Dr. Jan Pol is front and center with his old-school approach to veterinary medicine.

Returning for a second season, The Incredible Dr. Pol premiered Saturday, August 25, at 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.  Dr. Pol travels across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise and kindness … and no health insurance required!  Treating numerous patients, including horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, cats and dogs, Dr. Pol is not your average vet.  A local legend making farm calls, Dr. Pol serves his patients with unmatched compassion, humor and expertise, treating all animals no matter their size or condition.

His right-hand team includes his wife, Diane, the office manager; Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, Dr. Pol’s long-time colleague; and Dr. Pol’s son Charles, who visits from Los Angeles to help with the workload and farm calls.  And to help with the increasing patient load, Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda seek a new veterinarian to join the team.

This season, Dr. Pol and his team encounter even more animal ailments.  From a dog that really does eat homework to a rabbit with a bleeding ear, you’ll be amazed by Dr. Pol’s quick fixes and lasting solutions.  We’ll join him on emergency farm calls that demonstrate his unfailing energy and care, such as delivering a premature calf and treating the sick mother, or identifying a mysterious illness plaguing a horse.  Nat Geo WILD cameras follow the day-to-day operations of the clinic and learn why Dr. Pol’s clients can’t help but call him “incredible.”  And we agree — ee I ee I oh!

Premiere episodes include:

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Polnado Warning
Premiered Saturday, August 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In the season premiere, it’s back to school time.  First up for Dr. Pol: a dog that really does eat homework.  The curious dog gets a spiral notebook stuck in its gums.  With some anesthesia and a few quick moves, Dr. Pol safely removes the spiral metal.  Then, a farm call sends Dr. Pol and his son Charles running in circles to catch a horse that is rapidly losing weight. One quick peek in the mouth and Dr. Pol decides to shave down the pointed teeth so the horse will begin eating again.  Back at the clinic, Dr. Pol is busy with clients when tornado sirens start blaring.  The whole clinic, including the owners and pets, must move to the basement to ride out the storm.

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Udder Madness
Premieres Saturday, September 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda are juggling an explosion of patients.  First, Dr. Brenda removes an abscess from the head of a puppy.  Then, Dr. Pol determines a horse’s teeth are not aligned, making it difficult for her to chew.  He quickly nips the horse’s teeth, allowing her to comfortably chew her food again.  Next, Dr. Pol discovers a sick cow not only has a fever, but is pregnant!  The fever is causing the mother to go into premature labor.  Will Dr. Pol be able to deliver the calf before it’s too late?  Then, he treats a rabbit with a bloody ear, a result of mites.

The Incredible Dr. Pol: All Vets Are Off
Premieres Saturday, September 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
It’s spring, the busiest time of year at the clinic.  For Dr. Pol, that means long and tiring days.  In order to keep things on track, he and his team have decided it is time to search for another veterinarian.  Dr. Pol, his son Charles and a student from Iowa State who is shadowing Dr. Pol for the day head out to check on a downed cow at a nearby farm.  After injecting the cow with calcium and phosphorus, the three go to a local breeder and trainer of racehorses to ensure that his animals are in good health for breeding.  It’s all in a day’s work for the Pol gang.

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Down & Derby
Premieres Saturday, September 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Facing a new challenge every day, Dr. Pol has a surprise today — a hairless Holstein calf from a dairy farm.  It doesn’t have any hair, its ears are smaller than normal and its teeth are deformed.  Dr. Pol gives the 3-day-old calf a shot of vitamin A in hopes of replacing the vitamin deficiency.  Will the calf survive?  Then, a dog has a bruise filled with blood that Dr. Pol must burst, then flush with peroxide.  Charles and Dr. Pol head out to check on a sick horse that hasn’t been very active lately.  Dr. Pol gives the horse a cortisone shot to get it back to its normal state.

The Incredible Dr. Pol is produced by National Geographic Television for Nat Geo WILD.  For National Geographic Television, executive producers are Geoff Luck, Diane DeStafano and Christopher Butler.  For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Jenny Apostol, and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels

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