Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

  • by David Fisher, Dr. Jan Pol
  • Narrated by Tom Perkins
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"America's favorite veterinarian." ---Scratch magazine


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Customer Reviews

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Does Not Nearly Do Justice For Dr Pol

We are dairy farmers, or at least my husband is. As a commuter, I listen to a lot of audio books. And, since I never miss an episode of Dr Pol, I was thrilled to learn he had written a book. But something unpleasant happened along the way. Perhaps it was the writer, or perhaps it is Dr Pol's story just doesn't translate, or, maybe it was the narrator but whatever it was, something didn't gel.

I almost didn't leave a review and it is my hope that it was just me, but I have committed to write honest reviews, from MY own point of view, so there you have it. Others may find it wonderful and I actually hope so.
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- Nancy

What a breath of fresh air Dr Pol is!

This is at least my fourth listen to the book. I wish I had access to NatG these days. I miss the show.
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- Leslie Logar "llogar"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio