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Calling Dr. Pol

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.

TV CW Reality TV 2014
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Calling Dr. Pol is cut from much the same cloth as the camera-friendly vet's first TV series, The Incredible Dr. Pol. It captures the essence of the hustle-bustle pace the good doctor keeps, while interjecting other things, such as his mentoring a veterinary student and watching Charles take a polar plunge for a charitable cause. Because the course of his days is determined by his patients' needs, it's hard to predict what any one episode has in store -- for him or his viewers.

Dr. Pol has won over many viewers with the genuine joy he seems to get from his work and his old-school approach to veterinary medicine, but that same laid-back attitude also has stirred up controversy. Nevertheless, he remains a decent example of hard work and success, and the show is a moderately entertaining vehicle for learning something about animal care and veterinary practices.

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