WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 10 seasons, over half a million patients, record-setting ratings and countless prolapses, pregnancy exams and problematic clients, Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, celebrates its 100th episode on Saturday, March 25, at 9/8c. The episode, which will air as the season 10 finale, follows a reflective one-hour special at 8/7c that highlights the series’ top moments and most memorable cases. Join in the countdown to the big moment by tuning in to The Incredible Dr. Pol Saturdays at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD. For more information, visit natgeowild.com or our press room at natgeotvpressroom.com.
Dr. Jan Pol, the 75-year-old Dutch veterinarian at the center of it all, is a global sensation thanks to his passion, charm and old-school, no-nonsense approach to animal care. He has become a familiar face to many and has been welcomed into families’ homes and hearts through millions of televisions around the world.
It all started in 2011 when Dr. Pol’s son, Charles, pitched an idea for a show centered on the life of his father — back when only the people of central Michigan knew his name. Before Dr. Pol knew it, he was a superstar. Season after season, The Incredible Dr. Pol delivers impressive ratings as people tune in to catch America’s favorite vet doing what he does best — wrangling animals, tackling cases and spending time with his wife, Diane, his son, Charles, and the staff at Pol Veterinary Services.
“Dr. Pol is the Dutch gift that keeps on giving,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “There really is no one quite like him on TV with the kind of straight-up honesty and humor that resonate so well with viewers of all ages all over the world. Dr. Pol is a skilled veterinarian, a great family man, a hero to his community and a wonderful ambassador for Nat Geo WILD. We just couldn’t be more thrilled to be hitting this extraordinary milestone and sharing in his success with The Incredible Dr. Pol.”
It’s not just the viewers who have been welcomed into the life and home of Dr. Pol. The special compilation episode will take a look at the dedicated film crew that has spent years alongside the Pols in their busy clinic in rural Michigan. From racing to keep up with him on the roads to spending the holidays together, the crew has been up close and personal with the Pol family for years. We’ll take a look behind the scenes at some of the crew’s most memorable moments.
Nat Geo WILD is also celebrating Dr. Pol’s fans with a special contest to win a trip to Michigan to watch the 100th episode with Dr. Pol himself. This season, fans were encouraged to share what they think makes the show so incredible on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #DrPolFanContest. Every week, two lucky “Fans of the Week” were chosen to win a trip to Michigan for Dr. Pol’s 100th episode celebration. For more information, visit natgeowild.com/DrPolFanContest.
“I am thankful to the fans who have helped make this show such a great success,” said Dr. Pol. “I got into this business to help animals, and I never imagined that my career would go in this direction. I love what I do, and am happy that I’m able to be a part of the Nat Geo WILD family and share my passion for animals with the world.”
It’s an incredible event for an incredible veterinarian, covering some of the most remarkable cases and favorite memories over 10 seasons and 100 episodes.
One-Hour Special Episode
The Incredible Dr. Pol: The 100th Episode Pol-tacular!
Premieres Saturday, March 25, at 8/7c
We’ve filmed 100 incredible episodes of The Incredible Dr. Pol, and what a ride it’s been! Over the years, we’ve seen world-famous veterinarian Dr. Pol wrangling animals, tackling cases and dealing with some wild situations. Now, take a trip with us down memory lane as we look back at some of the show’s most incredible moments, remarkable cases and favorite memories over the past 100 episodes.
The 100th Episode and Season 10 Finale
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Paw & Order
Premieres Saturday, March 25, at 9/8c
Pol Veterinary Services receives a call about a rescued Saint Bernard in a life-threatening situation. Left outside in the blazing summer sun, this abused dog needs Dr. Pol’s help recovering from potential heatstroke. After a week of crazy cases and learning moments, Dr. Pol and Diane find themselves caring for the Saint Bernard and nursing him back to health. Eventually, they fall for the loveable lump and are determined to keep him out of the pound and in a suitable home. With some tender care and a little extra love, the gentle giant finally finds his forever family.
The Incredible Dr. Pol is produced by National Geographic Studios for Nat Geo WILD. For National Geographic Studios, executive producer is Ted Duvall, and co-executive producers are Jonathan Schroder and Charles Pol. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Ted Duvall, senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
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