Dr. Pol is a Dutch-American veterinarian who stars on the reality television show The Incredible Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild. He is the charismatic and world-renowned star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 hit series, “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” as well as author of the best-selling book, NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON AN ANGUS COW: My Life as a Country Vet, a memoir that recounts amusing, and often poignant, tales from his illustrious and incredible 45+ year veterinary career. An expert in large farm animals and a true friend of the farmer, Dr. Pol works passionately to ensure that the diminishing population of family farmers remains in business, and he plays an integral role in keeping farmers’ livestock healthy and their businesses profitable.

Birth Name

Jan-Harm Pol


Dr. Pol





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Dr. Pol was born on the 4th of September 1942, in Wateren, Drenthe, Netherlands.


He’s currently 81 years old.

Sun Sign







In 1961, Pol was a foreign exchange student at Mayville High School. In 1970, Pol graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine at Utrecht University.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings –Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Dr. Pol has dated –


  • Diane Dalrymple – Pol met his wife, Diane Dalrymple, when he was a High School student. Pol and his wife moved to Harbor Beach, Michigan, where Pol worked for a veterinarian practice for 10 years. They have three kid. His son Charles is a star and producer for his show, and his wife Diane often appears on the show. All three of his children have worked at his veterinary practice.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m


  • In Kilograms – 70 kg
  • In Pounds – 154 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 9 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Pol became known as the star of The Incredible Dr. Pol, a reality series on Nat Geo Wild. In 2011, The show set records for viewership on the network after it began airing. He first began practicing veterinary medicine in Harbor Beach, Michigan and opened Pol Veterinary Services. In April 2015, his license was put on probation for the negligent treatment of a dog struck by a car in 2011.

Dr. Pol Net worth

Dr. Pol has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dr. Pol

  • Jan-Harm Pol was born in Wateren, Drenthe, in the Netherlands. Pol grew up on his family’s dairy farm. There is no information available about her parents or siblings on the internet yet.
  • Dr. Jan (Ya-n) Pol is not your typical veterinarian. He is the charismatic and world-renowned star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 hit series, “The Incredible Dr.
  • After graduation Pol moved to Harbor Beach, Michigan, where Pol worked for a veterinarian practice for 10 years. In 1981, He moved to Weidman, Michigan, where he started Pol Veterinary Services.
  • Pol Veterinary Service treats animals from surrounding neighborhoods due to the lack of veterinary services in rural Michigan.
  • In 2013, Pol received an honorary doctorate of public service from Central Michigan University.
  • In 2013, Pol testified before the Michigan House of Representatives in favor of a bill to prohibit authorities from investigating reports of misconduct or allegations based upon information obtained from viewing the broadcast of a reality program but the bill died in committee.
  • In 2014, he was fined $500 and had his license put on probation by the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine for not wearing proper surgical attire during treatment of a Boston terrier.
  • A year later, the sentencing was overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals, which reversed and remanded, holding inter alia that there was no competent evidence that there was a breach of the standard of care.
  • A firm believer in spaying and neutering animals, Dr. Pol continues to be active with his local philanthropic organizations 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America), non-profit charities that help teach young adults how to take proper care of animals.


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