Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Fisher , Jan Pol
Narrator: Tom Perkins
Genres: Science & Technology, Animals & Nature, Biology & Chemistry
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: August 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Netherlands, 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 20,000-plus patients have ranged from white mice to 2,600-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 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.

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.

Reviews (2)

Written by Nick H. on August 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved listening and learning more about one of my children’s and I favorite vet.

Written by Karen P. on May 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed listening to the book. My family have been farming for generations so this book really hit home in many ways.

Author Details

Author Details

Fisher, David

In his career David Fisher has written more bestsellers than Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, and Marilyn Monroe combined! "More Droppings" is the result of his deep personal conviction that the phone bill must be paid monthly. He would like to remind readers that the best gift of all is the gift of love -- and personally he would love it if you bought another copy and gave it to someone as a gift.

Pol, Jan

Dr. Jan Pol is a world renowned veterinarian and the star of the hit documentary series The Incredible Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild. He is a graduate of the prestigious Utrecht University Veterinary program.