Dr. Pol is 73 years old and was born in the Netherlands on September 4, 1942. He was raised on a dairy farm along with his three sisters and two brothers. Dr. Pol has been a practicing veterinarian for over 35 years and graduated from Utrecht University in 1970.
He is licensed to practice in both the Netherlands and Michigan. Dr. Pol is fluent in four languages: Dutch, English, German and French. He and his wife began their business in 1981 in their home garage.
Dr. Pol specializes in treating large farm animals, such as horses, cows, sheep and alpaca, but cares for a wide variety of different species. He has over 19,000 clients, as of 2015, and stars in the National Geographic reality series, "The Incredible Doctor Pol."