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40 Fun Facts About Dr. Pol

  • Dr. Pol has rescued several Great Danes, rabbits, emus, and even a cow that he helped raise with his family.
  • Dr. Pol first practiced veterinary medicine in Harbor Beach, Michigan.
  • Dr. Pol’s favorite food is pork chops.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Pol purchase all of their beef and pork products from local farmers.
  • Charles was the watermelon-eating champion of Chippewa Hills High School in 1998.
  • Charles coached football at Chippewa Hills High School from 1998-2001.
  • Charles graduated from the University of Miami, Florida with a degree in communications in 2003.
  • All three of Dr. Pol’s children have worked at his veterinary clinic.
  • Dr. Pol’s children have raised lambs, chickens, pigs, rabbits, and cows for the 4-H Fair.
  • Dr. Pol’s favorite sport is soccer.
  • Dr. Pol and Charles both own and proudly wear wooden clogs.
  • Dr. Pol and Charles frequently play chess on a chess set that Dr. Pol made as a child.
  • Dr. Pol makes his own beef jerky.
  • Dr. Pol uses a wood-burning stove to heat his house.
  • Dr. Pol has a phobia of heights.
  • Part of the town of Weidman, Michigan, where Pol Veterinary Services is located, is on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Reservation.
  • Dr. Pol and his wife Diane celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, which is the Dutch version of Christmas.
  • When Dr. Pol delivers a calf he always takes his shirt off. Why? “Because my skin is easier to clean than my clothes,” according to Dr. Pol.
  • Dr. Pol drove so fast to his farm calls that several times the production crew could not keep up with him and got lost as a result.
  • Diane Pol is the captain of the Pol Veterinary Service bowling team.
  • Dr. Pol and Diane Pol own peacocks, several chickens, three horses, doves, two dogs, and four cats.
  • Dr. Pol often donates his time and veterinary services to local 4-H clubs throughout central Michigan.
  • Charles Pol loves to read and write poetry. His favorite poets are Emily Dickenson and Walt Whitman.
  • Dr. Pol imported his Friesian Horses from the Netherlands.
  • Dr. Pol’s son Charles moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
  • Diane Pol has also worked as a sales consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
  • Diane Pol is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
  • Diane Pol graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Education.
  • Except for pizza, Dr. Pol does not like Italian or Mexican food.
  • Dr. Pol is fluent in four languages – English, Dutch, French, and German.
  • Dr. Pol is an avid car collector. Among the cars in his collection are a 1937 Rolls Royce, a 1999 Plymouth Prowler, and a 1981 “Back to the Future” DeLorean.
  • Dr. Pol’s son Charles was an intern for Hollywood legend, the late Sydney Pollack.
  • Diane Pol has a Master’s Degree in Special Reading and used to be a schoolteacher at Harbor Beach Elementary Schools.
  • Charles Pol is a certified Black Belt in Karate.
  • Dr. Pol grew up on a dairy farm in the Netherlands with his two brothers and three sisters.
  • Dr. Pol is color-blind. He has trouble with the colors green and brown.
  • All of Dr. Pol’s children are adopted. Their daughter Kathy and their son Charles from birth and their daughter Diane at the age of 18, after having been their foster child for ten years.
  • Three of the four boys in Dr. Pol’s family are named Jan.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Pol have always owned a Great Dane since they were first married.
  • Dr. Pol is licensed to Practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Michigan and The Netherlands.