Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Jan Pol;David Fisher
- Publish Date: 2014-08-14
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 on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wildâs hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Polâs more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his familyâs farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what itâs like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isnât afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do whatâs best for his patientsâand their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot,Â Never Turn Your Back on an Angus CowÂ is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.