Dr.Pol most recent vets addition- Dr. Ray Harp, Dr. Lisa Jones, and Dr. Nicole Arcy.
As one of the longest-running reality TV series, The Incredible Dr. Pol has been going for 20 seasons. Centered around the Pol Veterinary Services, the series follows the workings of Dr. Pol and his team. While comings and goings have become a commonplace occurrence in reality TV, things are a bit different in The Incredible Dr. Pol. People rarely leave the show and new additions are made only after careful consideration. In 18 seasons, the show has seen only a couple of departures and a few additions. Three of the newest additions to the team are Dr. Nicole Arcy, Dr. Ray, and Dr. Lisa Jones. In this article, we take a short look at how each one of them came to be associated with Dr. Pol.
Dr. Nicole Arcy:
Dr. Nicole Arcy loved watching Dr. Pol’s work and was a regular fan of the show. After graduating from high school, Dr. Arcy joined the Bachelor of Science in Zoology program at Michigan State University-Lyman Briggs. Following her time at the University, Dr. Arcy wasted no time in getting her master’s and enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Missouri. She earned her DMV from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
After her time at Vet School, Dr. Arcy was on the lookout for a place that not only worked on small and big animals but also focused on exotic animals.
“I enjoyed watching Dr. Pol on TV since before vet school. When it came time to find a job before I graduated, I was looking for a hospital that worked on not only small and large animals but also exotics/small mammals. This type of practice is very rare, and Pol Vet is one of the only ones in Michigan. I interviewed with Dr. Pol and fell in love with the place. It is a great fit!.”
Dr. Ray Harp:
Dr. Ray Harp joined Dr. Pol as an associate veterinarian and started working on the 1st of July, 2019. Like Dr. Arcy, Dr. Ray loved Dr. Pol’s show and was encouraged by the show to pursue veterinary school. Born and raised in Kansas, Dr. Harp graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Kansas State University. Following his time at the University, Dr. Harp began working at a dog daycare in Philadelphia, before returning to KSU to earn his degree as a vet technician.
After earning his degree, Dr. Harp moved to Michigan and found that Dr. Pol was hiring. His wife, Chloe, urged Dr. Harp to apply for the position and was selected to fill the position of associate veterinarian. Alongside being a part of the Pol Veterinary service, Ray Harp made ” The Incredible Dr. Pol” appearances in 17 episodes from 2021 to 2022.
Dr. Lisa Jones:
Dr. Lisa Jones joined Dr. Pol in the same Dr. Ray did. Like Dr. Ray, Dr. Jones is an associate veterinarian and began working on July 1, 2019. The is not much information on Dr. Jones prior to joining Pol Veterinarian Service save for the fact she is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and took four years pre-vet bachelor course.
Based on her appearances on the show, we can say Dr. Jones is in for a good haul. She made “The Incredible Dr. Pol” debut in 2020 during season 17 episode 2 titled “Sprain, Sprain, Go Away.” Since she has been a regular cast member making 52 episode appearances until 2022.
When it comes to learning who can serve best than the person with a lot of first-hand experience. And, we can say Dr.Jones does not lack when it comes to good teachers. She can look up to Dr. Pol. Also she has Dr. Brenda Grettenberger with over 30 years of experience in the veterinarian field.
Dr. Lisa Jones currently practices mixed animal treatments, she would be glad she does not face the mistrust of farmers like Dr. Brenda. During her early veterinarian years, Dr. Brenda had a hard time winning over the farmers which she eventually did with her veterinarian skills.
Congradulations to Andrea Mata for 25 Years at Pol Vet services . Hope you have many more years working for Dr POl.
Love the show! Never miss an episode!
Dr. Emily Thomas use to be my favorite on the show and I still love the reruns when she’s on. My VERY FAVORITE now is Dr. Lisa Jones. She knows what she’s doing, is rather the quite type and as cute as a speckled puppy under a red wagon. If I was 50 years younger and she wasn’t married, I’d be on her doorstep every evening when she got home!! I hope to see more of her on the show.
My least favorite on the show is Charles. I do not like lazy people and if you look up “lazy” in the dictionary you will see his picture. There’s no need for laziness.
I agree with you about Charles. He is so lazy and a ‘know it all’. And his constant grin makes me sick.
Charles is adopted so he does not have the work ethic genes of Dr. and Mrs. Pol but he is a product of their rearing. He would not have grown up lazy if I had raised him.
I like Dr. Emily, but I think she liked the animals she treated more than some of the owners.
Dr. Lisa Jones is a lover of the animals she treats and has a soft heart for the owners. I like her a lot!!
Dr. Brenda is top notch in all categories.
Dr. Nicole has learned a lot at the job and she is beginning to smile less, which I think is good.
Dr. Harp is a good Veterinarian but tattoos suck.
I’ve never seen so many “farmers” who have no way to control cattle and don’t know how to deliver calves or treat them for problems. I had a farm raising cattle for 10 years with no prior experience and never called a Vet once. I pulled calves when there was a problem including breach. Didn’t lose any.
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I love the show is love Dr. Nicole
Dr lisa is the worst vet that dr pol has she has no compassion for animals. Need to bring back dr emily.
What happen to ray and andrea. I did not see andrea on season 20 and ray I saw season 18-19 in the background
you may not like charles but the show would not be on without him. he is excutive dirctor and it was his idea to make a show that stars his father.
I looked her up once more and vet tech andrea now works for clare animal hospital. wow- she has been with dr pol for well over 23 years and she left. Maybe she found a better opportunity or had problems at pol vets https://www.clarevet.com/andrea-veterinary-technician.html
I understand that Charles was in California for some deal and mentioned that his dad should be televised, which was done, and it was and is a big hit. As far as Charles, I give him credit for the show being on air but every single person that works at that clinic are HARD WORKING, (some beyond measure including old Dr. Pol.) and if Charles is going to be on camera, he needs to be more helpful to his dad instead of standing around with his hands in his pockets, looking like a post. Charles has even bragged that he does not like work, once when his mother asked him to pull some weeds out of the flower beds. What if everyone was like you Charles? What would get accomplished? This is no kid talking to you. I’m 84 years old and I am wearing out from work. I will not rust out from sitting.
P.S. All those little games you’re into so well shows that you are a grown child.
wow, dan, you are so judgmental
I also watch the show and he sure does a lot. He is also on the sidelines editing the show etc.. and he has a job in hollywood. take the plank out of your eye, dan
also he is 1/2 the time in hollywood and 1/2 the time in michigan
Age is just a number. I have a 93 client I clean for and he is very active.
Just because charles is lazy in your eyes does not make him lazy. We all have things we are better at our like better. You seem very judgemental
Yes, judgmentalism is a fault that I have been asking the Lord to help me with for a long time but I’m a tough nut to crack. I have thought about my last comments and the Lord has convicted me, as He should. I apologize for any and all that I offended.
I’m just an old fart who has worked very hard all my life and still am and I need to keep my bias opinions to myself. I admit, I don’t like to work either. I just do it to make my place look nice and it’s getting to be a big, big chore. Again, I’m so sorry!!
I love The Incredible Dr. Pol and watch it very often
I sure hope dr pol will be around for a long time. he is a very good christian and I love his show too. I too must admit I am judgemental. we all our and fall short of the glory of God. If he passes on I hope brenda buys his practice and continues the show in dr. pol’s honor
I have watched “The Incredible Dr. Pol” more than any other show on T.V. They do so much good for so many people who have an animal problem. Each show is different and that is what makes it interesting to me. I have a soft heart for pets myself. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Pol and all his hardworking staff. I think Mrs. Pol is probably the glue that holds everything together. Dr. Pol is still strong and capable of handling those large animals and in turn, that hard work is what keeps him going. I know that from my own experience of hard strenuous work. What you don’t use, you lose. Happy 80th Birthday Dr. Pol. I wish you many more!!
I know some people complain about him doing the roll and stitch instead of surgery BUT the roll and stitch is what the farmers ask for because they can afford it