What Is the Reality TV Veterinarian Dr. Pol's Bio?


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Reality television veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, star of "The Incredible Dr. Pol," was born on September 4, 1943, in the Netherlands. He graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from Utrecht University in 1970 and subsequently relocated to Harbor Beach, Michigan, with his wife Diane.

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Dr. Pol and his wife started their own veterinary practice in 1981, which they originally ran out of their home. Dr. Pol specializes in treating and caring for large farm animals, such as cows, horses, sheep, goats and pigs. His son Charles is also featured on the television show, where he works as a producer and also occasionally helps his father treat animals.

"The Incredible Dr. Pol" is a reality TV show that appears on Nat Geo Wild. The show, which premiered in 2011, has set viewership records for the channel. The show follows the doctor, his family and his employees at his veterinary clinic in Beal City, Michigan.

Dr. Pol has suffered from several controversies since the show first premiered. In 2010, a client filed a complaint against him with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for misdiagnosing dead puppies via an ultrasound. Pol was eventually found guilty of negligence in this case. He was also found guilty of negligent care in 2015.

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