Review: Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet, by Dr. Jan Pol, with David Fisher

I enjoy Dr. Pol’s reality TV show, “The Incredible Dr. Pol” on the Nat Geo Wild channel. This book sounds like Dr. Pol had several conversations with co-author Fisher who then whipped the material into publishable shape. Dr. Pol tells about his youth in the Netherlands, his veterinary education there, and how he ended up in rural Weidman, Michigan, where he has practiced since 1981. The practice is a mixture of large (cows, horses, llamas, pigs, alpacas etc.) and small animal patients. Dr. Pol practices “old-fashioned” veterinary medicine; plenty of controversy about that on the Web. This book was not as funny or endearing as the one by James Herriot who was a vet in Great Britain after World War II, but I did like it.

RATING: * * * A good read

Reviewed by: kh

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