Parents' Guide to

The Incredible Dr. Pol

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rural vet's life is positive entertainment for older kids.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 11+

Yea turned too much about the people then the animals mainly die to the son

I enjoy vet shows. However as of late I feel they kind of are big including their side which is more of a social media stunt. And season four episode five we see the son slap a pig in the face. It is a veterinary show why are they advertising him movie making and training for a running event. I’m watching the vet show. Why do I want to see a man doing Zumba?
age 8+

Helps you learn about animals

Some of the content may not be good for very young viewers that are not around farm animals... Im taken aback by some of the comments... Charles is not lazy and he is Not a Vet .... He is the producer of the show! He does his job well in my opinion.

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Educational value
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (2):

There are few TV personalities who model the good life quite like Dr. Pol. A relentless go-getter with impressive stamina, he's generous with his time and uses his considerable skills and knowledge to help others. The effect of the care he gives extends beyond the animals he treats, and he takes as much pride in helping the farming community stay profitable as he does in bringing a patient back from the brink of death.

The Incredible Dr. Pol is positive, life-affirming reality TV that's great for families, but only if your kids can handle the true-to-life drama that surrounds the doc's work. The series doesn't shy away from showing close-ups of surgeries and medical procedures like manual replacements of prolapsed organs or taking a rectal temperature, and it does raise the issue of death when the content warrants it. If your kids are OK with this kind of thing, though, this is a worthwhile series that has great messages about personal fulfillment and strong communities.

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