Owner and Veterinarian, Pol Veterinary Services
With nearly 50 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Jan Pol is a pioneer in treating animals. He is also the star of Nat Geo WILD’s number-one hit television series, "The Incredible Dr. Pol," which follows him on his routine 14-hour workdays as he treats both pets and livestock in rural Michigan. "The Incredible Dr. Pol" continues to break ratings records for the network and to charm viewers with Dr. Pol’s wit and no-nonsense approach to animal care. All previous seasons of the series are currently available on Disney+, and the upcoming 18th season will debut on Nat Geo WILD in January 2021.
Dr. Pol immigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in 1971. In 1981, he moved to Weidman, Michigan, where he co-founded Pol Veterinary Services out of his garage with his wife, Diane. With a down-to-earth, practical approach to veterinary medicine, Dr. Pol grew his practice, and it now serves more than 25,000 clients.
Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. A true friend of the farmer, he works tirelessly to ensure that the diminishing population of family farmers in the region remains in business. He plays an integral role in keeping farmers’ livestock healthy and their businesses profitable. Dr. Pol also works with many 4-H groups and feels that every child should grow up with a furry friend. He is also an advocate for affordable pet care.