The Not So Incredible Dr. Pol is on probation- AS ARE THE OTHER VETS IN HIS PRACTICE!
Check it out:
Brenda Sue Grettenberger, 69-01-007301 05/26/2012
Negligence - Incompetence
Eric Mitchell Gaw, D.V.M. 69-01-008005 05/26/2012
Mount Pleasant, MI
Violation of General Duty/Negligence
Jan H. Pol, D.V.M.
Negligence - Incompetence
A while back, we informed you in our most popular post ever, gentle reader, that Dr. Pol (go ahead and tweet him about this post!) was practicing substandard medicine. His lack of adherence to basic standards of care when it comes to sterile technique, anesthesia monitoring, pain relief and basic modern medicine has finally been addressed. Not by Big Veterinary, mind you. By some brave soul who complained to his state board about his malpractice.
Kudos, brave soul! THANK YOU!!! And thank you, good people of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Health Professions!
And the local vet school, proud MSU, sending students out to ride with him? Shame on you. You knew. You HAD to know. Students talk.
That goes twice for Nat Geo. Your staff was informed of the concerns practitioners had with showing this hack as an exemplar of our profession. Wanna know why the not so incredible Dr Pol was picked as the national role model of our noble calling, gentle reader?
His son was a production assistant. Click that last link & you can find him listed under "meet the vets" for some reason. They say he works in the "entertainment industry." Yeah. So, they needed a vet. Look no further! F for effort on that one, Nat Geo. Maybe you wanna tweet them too & tell them how ashamed they should be for promoting this kind of negligent & incompetent "care" for animals!
Here's another example for you. "Humans try to project their pain onto the animals, but they just don't feel it like we would," said Dr. Jan Pol. I can not believe that in 2012, someone is still saying that out loud.Well, he said it in 2011 I guess. Still.
Next time, email us. We'll fix you up right.
UPDATE: looks like National Geographic is choosing to completely LIE and make the false claim that this is all due to an administrative complaint, rather than due to any actual medical mistakes. Take a look at this article! I'm going to quote from that article:
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ruled that Pol’s failure to accurately read the ultrasound, perform a C-section and to maintain any records on Mocha was evidence of negligence, or failure to exercise due care, including negligent delegation to or supervision of employees. It also found that Pol’s conduct failed to conform to minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing practice for the health profession.
And now I'm going to quote National Geographic:
The recent fine placed on Dr. Pol is due to an administrative complaint, not malpractice or misdiagnosis. He will regularly see patients and within one month have taken a three-day course, lifting the probation.
I bet poor Mocha and her grieving family would take issue with the classification of this issue as an "administrative complaint."