Friday, August 15, 2014

CC #22 of 30 . . . 8 to go . . .

Can't wait till this one arrives! I'm a Dr. Pol fan and watch his TV show so I'm really excited to get the book. Here's a few details . . . 

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 Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s 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 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 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 isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and 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, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere. 


  1. I enjoy this show too. So inspiring!

  2. I haven't seen this show but I absolutely love the James Herriot books so I'll have to check this out. I'll have to find out when this show is on too.

  3. I have his page "liked" on my facebook. I have actually not seen his show though. I just love animals. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I too loved the books of James Herriot. I never really heard of Dr. Pol but after reading your review and story on him, I just might check out his book. Love the name of the book. :)