Having been on the air for almost 20 seasons, the fame of Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol is only growing, and the lucky animals in his waiting room are anxious to meet the famous vet.

Nat Geo Wild teamed with Washington, D.C.-based Squad 47 Films to direct and produce this spot. Since the team couldn’t travel to the Dutch-born Dr. Pol’s actual clinic in central Michigan, they recreated it down to the floorboards and hired local animal actors to star. Even though the animals didn’t get to actually meet Dr. Pol, they all acted their tales off, said Nat Geo in an email.

The Incredible Dr. Pol returns for season 20 on Saturday, July 10 on Nat Geo Wild.


Client: National Geographic

Writer/Producer: David Numbers

VP, Creative: Tyler Korba

Design Director: Carla Daeninckx

Project Manager: Isabella Alonzo

EVP, Creative: Chris Spencer

Agency: Squad 47 Films

Director: Steve Greenstein

Producer: Kristen Edgell

Editor: Eric Gibson

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