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“Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow” is now Available!

Dr. Pol’s latest book “Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow” is now Available in the Store! The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.

Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Book, Front Page|0 Comments

Media Logger on The Incredible Dr. Pol Season Three

By Stephanie Ellis-Meehan:

Working with the post-production team as a media logger on The Incredible Dr. Pol season three has opened my eyes to the vastness of footage and number of stories collected for a production like this. The primary objective of a logger is to review all the footage as it comes in from the […]

By |October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Safety First!

By Pete Berg, Field Producer:

On my first day on the job for “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” Charles Pol handed me a packet with a list of common farm animals that they see at the clinic. “Read this over, my dad takes this pretty seriously.”

I looked down to find a photo of an angry-looking bull, […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dodging Bulls and Chasing Pols: The Filming of “The Incredible Dr. Pol”

By Pete Berg, Field Producer:

Working on “The Incredible Dr. Pol” is an adrenaline rush. At its heart, it is a show about medical emergencies…so every day, time is of the essence, and life is on the line.

Our TV crew finds ourselves chasing a 70-year-old at 80 mph on back roads in Michigan, hopping into […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr. Pol by the Numbers

By Pete Berg, Field Producer:

A lot of people have asked me how much footage we shoot to make an episode of “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” and the answer I typically give them is: A LOT.

Pol Veterinary Services is a real clinic, and there are often as many 100 cases a day, plus as many as […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Camera Operator on “The Incredible Dr. Pol” Season 3

By Brian Stevens – Camera Operator:

Central Michigan. Mid Summer. Late Afternoon. Temperature 102 degrees. Humidity 95%

The emergency call comes in around 5:00pm as the clinic is preparing to close. A dairy farmer in a town 45 miles away has a heifer that is having trouble calving twins. Dr. Brenda is on call and our camera […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Production on ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ Season 3

Bye Colin Shea:

From being in production for various years I have grown accustomed to the roles that every member of a film crew plays in making a successful television program. There are camera operators, assistant cameramen, sound recordists, production assistants, field producers, the list goes on, and the bigger a production gets the bigger the […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Production Assistant on “The Incredible Dr. Pol”

By Alex Mikus – Production Assistant:

Some days we laugh. Some days we cry. Watching someone lose their closest fury friend is certainly not easy. As a Production Assistant on ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ you are exposed to just about everything. Not only do we deal with the aspects of the job that are actually in […]

By |July 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Production Assistant on “The Incredible Dr. Pol” Season 3

By Gina Cipriano – Production Assistant:

Growing up in the suburbs in the shadow of Detroit, I never considered myself to be a city girl. I figured I was far enough away from the city and around enough nature to consider myself pretty ready to handle anything that I would encounter at my new job as […]

By |June 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pol-mobile

By Mark Myers – Camera Operator:

Since I was a young boy I’ve always been fascinated with cars and trucks. I think it’s partially because of all the great comic book and television heroes who drove absolutely fantastic machines. Who can forget the Batmobile? Remember Knight Rider and KIT, Speed Racer, The Duke’s General […]

By |May 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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