“The Incredible Dr. Pol” is in again on Nat Geo Wild

One of the surprise hits on our Fall Preview website last year was our mention of a Nat Geo Show called The Incredible Dr. Pol. We had lots of people reading about the show and commenting on it, wondering if and when it would be back for another season.


Turns out that the show was a hit for Nat Geo Wild, as well, becoming the network’s No. 1 series. And, yes, it is back starting this Saturday, Aug. 25. Again, it follows Dr. Jan Pol (pictured left in photo), an old-school veterinarian who travels rural Michigan to care for family pets and heads of livestock — with no health insurance required. He’s a local legend in the area, and his 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. This season, to help with the increasing patient load, Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda seek a new vet to join the team.

This season, Dr. Pol and this team encounter more animal ailments, from a dog that really does eat homework to a rabbit with a bleeding ear, and from delivering a premature calf and treating its sick mother to identifying a mysterious illness plaguing a horse. Cameras also follow the day-to-day operations of the clinic. The clip below will give you a taste of the show if you haven’t seen it (I’ve spared you the video where Dr. Pol castrates a horse; you’re welcome).

Season 2 of The Incredible Dr. Pol airs on Nat Geo Wild Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Aug. 25.


  1. We found Dr. Poe by mistake one Saturday night. Then ihe went off the air. When will he be back> Since we live in Mich. he was very interesting to us.

  2. Dr.Poe is great, really real. Love it. I am pissed I am a hotel working and no Nat Geo wild.

  3. Dr Pol and his family with Brenda –the whole crew is the most amazing show–just praying it stays on for many more years to come–at 70 Dr pol can show a thing or two to the younger generation.
    thanks for this show.

    • Hi, Sharon. Nat Geo Wild says that “The Incredible Dr. Pol” will be back for Season 4 starting Aug. 17 at 9pm ET/PT, and will air Saturdays.

  4. Yes to Dr Pol. I enjoy this show as does our family. . It is one step er–(one hoof) above much of the other reality stuff. Great….

    • This show is the greatest show in the world that shows the real life of life on the ranches and farms when there is little help from the rural vets.I live in the middle of nowhere, and watch the show all the time. It helps me to know what to do in case of emergency when the vets are on the way, but, will help to keep them neutral until they get here. thanks to you Net Geo Wild for keeping this show on, please keep it on forever!!!!!

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