'The Incredible Dr. Pol' star Dr. Jan Pol and his wife Diane at the Ridammerhoeve goat farm in Amsterdam on February 17, 2016
'The Incredible Dr. Pol' star Dr. Jan Pol and his wife Diane | Koen van Weel/AFP via Getty Images

The Incredible Dr. Pol is a Nat Geo Wild TV show about a longtime veterinarian, his staff at Pol Veterinary Services, and the furry and feathered animals under their care. Set in Central Michigan’s countryside, the reality TV series became a hit shortly after debuting in 2011.

Dr. Jan Pol’s patients are mostly farm animals, such as cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. The mild-mannered Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, who has worked with Dr. Pol since 1992, is also a show regular, as is Pol’s family, including his wife Diane and son Charles.

Fans tune in to the series for doses of Dr. Pol’s wit, wisdom, optimism, and interesting animal encounters.


  • Cast: Dr. Jan Pol, Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, Charles Pol, Diane Pol
  • Summary: A witty, no-nonsense veterinarian and his staff treat farm animals in rural Central Michigan.
  • Season: 19 and counting
  • Network/streaming: Nat Geo Wild, Disney+
  • Behind the scenes: The scariest incident occurred when a cow ran down a crew member.
  • Fun facts: Early in the series, a producer wanted Dr. Pol and his son Charles to get into a fight for the cameras, but Dr. Pol refused, saying his family was loving.
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Visit The Incredible Dr. Pol on the Nat Geo Wild website.

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