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.