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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Netherlands, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild's hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol's 20,000-plus patients have ranged from white mice to 2,600-pound horses and everything in between. From the time he was 12 years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family's farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it's like caring for this menagerie of animals. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn't afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what's best for his patients - and their hard-working owners. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
©2014 Jan Pol and David Fisher (P)2014 Tantor
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"America's favorite veterinarian." ---Scratch magazine
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By Jeff on 08-23-15

Definitely going to listen to again!

I love the TV show so I figured I'd be entertained by the book, but let me tell you it exceeded my expectations. I loved all the stories most of all, but it was also cool how Dr. Pol got candid and talked about some behind the scenes stuff. I liked how he was honest about how he felt and why when he talked about being reported for treatment another vet thought was wrong. I also liked how he said multiple times that animals are not like humans and should not be treated like humans. it sounds weird out of context, so have a listen and see what he's talking about. most importantly I love how Dr. Pol loves animals and how it really does show in all his stories. I definitely recommend this book for a fun and sometimes educational read!

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By K. Cunningham on 01-24-17

Dr. Pol

Stories and opinions of the kind TV vet.
Book sounded like him, even though it was not in his voice.
enjoyable to listen and learn more about him, his family and of course the animals.

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