Dr. Pol grew up in a large family with two brothers and three sisters. They lived under one roof at their family dairy farm in the Netherlands among cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, dogs, and Friesian horses.
Power of pets
Dr. Pol believes that animals teach children compassion and responsibility, and every young person should grow up with a furry friend.
The Pols enjoy sharing family traditions to stay close during the year. At the holidays, they cut down the Christmas tree together, cook family recipes, and prepare for the annual visit from Sinterklaas.