Dr. Pol wife Diane Pol wiki/bio shows she took in the daughter of a dying friend.

There is a woman behind a success of a man and it will make more sense once you get to know Dr. Jan Harm Pol. A veterinarian by profession, Dr. Pol has had a trusted comrade by his side from the very start of his career, and the person is no other than his wife, Diane Pol. Born and raised in Michigan, Diane is the co-founder of an animal care facility “Pol Veterinary Service.” Diane Pol has been around the veterinary clinic from the early struggles of running out of home to eventually moving into a bigger facility. “Pol Veterinary Service,” has now a building in Weidman, Michigan with a capacity to handle over 20,000 patients every year. In this article, we will bring everything about Diane Pol including heartwarming acts of her friendship and kindness.

Who is Diane Pol?

Diane Pol is a reading specialist, television personality, co-founder, and office manager of the Pol Veterinary Service. She features in the National Geography TV show “The Incredible Dr. Pol” as Dr. Pol’s wife.

Diane Pol and her longtime husband Dr. Pol
Diane Pol along with her longtime husband Dr. Pol

Diane Pol Birthdate/Age/Ethnicity

Diane Pol was born on February 6, 1944, in Mayville, Michigan, U.S. Birthday makes her age 78 years old. Diane is two years younger than her husband, Dr. Jan Ham Pol. Born under the zodiac sign Aquarius, Diane is American by nationality and if ethnicity is concerned she is Caucasian.

Career & Progression

Diane Pol comes from the Dalrymple family in Michigan. She began her schooling in her hometown and later attended Mayville Community High School. After completing her bachelor’s, she enrolled at Michigan State University and earned a degree to become a reading specialist. She used to teach at Harbor Beach Elementary School.

A person of versatility, Diane Pol has come a long way since her early days as an elementary teacher. Adapting to the need for time, Diane turned her full attention to her husband’s work, Diane Pol & Dr. Jan Harm Pol co-founded “Pol Veterinary Service” in 1981. The pair began the veterinary service out of their home, tending to farm animals and pets in their local area of Weidman, Michigan. As Pol Veterinary Service grew, Mr. and Mrs. Pol decided to get a separate building for the veterinary.

Since, the very establishment of “Pol Veterinary Service,” Diane Pol has been a non-technical staff, she has worked as an office manager for over four decades now. Other than the Pol couple, Dr. Brenda Grettenberger who excels in mixed animal practice is the longest-serving employee of the “Pol Veterinary Service.”

Diane Pol has a diverse career portfolio, she also worked as an Independent Beauty Consultant at the American cosmetic company MARY KAY. Diane Pol is also a reality television actor.

TV Career:

For Diane, fame comes with the territory, and over the years she has grown into media life, all thanks to her famous husband Dr. Pol who has a reality television of his name. 

Diane Pol is a reality television actor in “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” the show focuses on Dr. Pol and his staff catering to the needs of farmers and pet owners in the area of Michigan. As of 2022, “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” has 21 seasons after over a decade of a successful run on Nat Geo Wild, a television channel. And we can not deny, Diane Pol has been a big part of the show from its very inception on October 29, 2011.

With credited and uncredited roles, Diane Pol has made 182 appearances on “The Incredible Dr. Pol” from 2011-2022. She also appeared in spin-offs “Calling Dr. Pol,” and “Night Cap With Dr. Pol.” In 2015 she was invited as a guest on the talk show Jinek hosted by Dutch host Eva Jinek.

Personal Life: Diane Pol is married to Dr. Pol

Diane Pol is married to her longtime husband Dr. Jan Harm Pol. The two met back in the 1960s. Dr. Pol was a foreign exchange student from the Netherlands and Diane’s parents were the host.

The relationship started as a high school friendship. Although Dr. Pol returned to his home country, the pair kept in touch through letters. For several years, the pair exchanged letters. In one letter, Pol invited Diane to visit the Netherlands and she indeed accepted the invitation. 

Dr.Pol wedding
Wedding day snap of Dr. Pol and Diane Pol

As the relationship progressed over time, the couple finally decided to tie the knot. Diane and Dr. Pol took the wedding vow with a ceremony in 1967, officially declaring them husband and wife.

The couple lived in the Netherlands after the wedding so that Dr. Pol could complete his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pol graduated from the Utrecht University Veterinary program in 1970.

Once, the couple moved back to Michigan, Dr. Pol took a veterinary job to support the family. Meanwhile, Diane as a career lady explored her options. The couple founded the animal care facility Pol Veterinary Service out of their home in 1981.


Dr. Pol and Diane are married for over 55 years now. In the time of togetherness, the couple has not given birth to any children. However, they have adopted three children: Diane Jr., Charles, and Kathy Pol.

Mother and daughter Diane Pol and Dianne Louise Pol Jr
Mother-daughter Diane Pol, Dianne Louise Pol Jr

Diane Louise Pol otherwise known as Diane Jr is their eldest, Kathy Pol is the middle child, and Charles Pol is the youngest. Charles and Kathy were adopted right from birth. Diane Jr lived with them from the age of 9 after ten years with the family they officially adopted her at the age of 18.

Diane Pol’s story of friendship and heart:

Diane Pol was already raising Charles Pol and Kathy Pol and decided to show a big heart and took in the daughter of a friend. Joann was diagnosed with cancer in 1981 and passed away a few years later. During the time of urgency, Joann trusted her daughter with Diane Pol and handed the parenting responsibility. Dr. Pol and Diane Pol welcomed the foster child Dinae Pol Jr. at the age of 9 and raised her alongside Kathy and Charles Pol. Diane Jr. attended Chippewa Hills High School and followed her education at Central Michigan University graduating in the class of 1996.


Net Worth

Diane Pol and her husband Dr. Pol have an estimated net worth of $5M.

Diane Pol Wiki/Bio Facts

Birth NameDiane K. Dalrymple Pol
Parents surnameDalrymple
Father’s nameN/A
Mother’s nameN/A
BirthdateFebruary 6, 1944
Age78 years old
Birth PlaceMayville, Michigan, U.S
ResidentWeidman, Michigan
High SchoolMayville Community High School
CollegeMichigan State University
Relationship Status Committed
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandDr. Jan Harm Pol
SonCharles Pol
DaughtersKathy Pol, Diane Pol Jr.
Eye ColorLight Blue
Hair ColorBlonde
ProfessionTelevision Personality, Business Owner, Office Manager, Reading Specialist
Net Worth$5M
 Social Media Handle Facebook, IMDb


How old is Diane Pol?

Ans: Diane K. Dalrymple aka Diane Pol was born on February 6, 1994. The birthday makes her age 78 years old.

How did Dr. Pol and his wife Diane meet?

Ans: Dr. Pol, a Dutch citizen at that time, came to United States in a foreign student exchange program. Interestingly, it was Diane’s parents who hosted Dr. Pol in Weidman, Michigan, this is how Dr. Pol and Diane Pol met back in early 1960’s.

Is Dr. Pol’s wife a veterinarian?

Ans: No, Diane Pol is not a veterinarian- she is office manager at Pol Veterinary Service.

Is Dr. Pol’s wife still alive?

Ans: Yes, Dr. Pol wife Diane Poll is alive and currently 78 years old. However, Dr. Pol faced a series of tragedy- Dr. Pol grandson Adam James Butch passed away at the age of 23, and his son-in -law, Gregory butch passed away at the age of 50 after battling with cancer.

This article was originally published on July 4, 2018, @ 3:35 pm universal time


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