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.” She has been around the veterinary clinic from the early struggles of operating out of the home to eventually moving into a bigger facility which now oversees over 20,000 patients every year. In this article, we will bring everything to know about Diane Pol including heartwarming acts of her friendship and kindness adopting the daughter of her dying friend.
Who is Diane Pol?
Diane Pol is not only the wife of the incredible Dr. Pol, but also a remarkable woman in her own right. She is a reading specialist, television personality, co-founder and office manager of the Pol Veterinary Service. She has a master’s degree in Special Reading and used to be a teacher at Harbor Beach Elementary School. She is also known for her appearances on the National Geography TV show “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” As of 2023, Diane Pol and her husband Dr. Pol have a combined net worth of $5 Million.
Diane Pol Birthdate/Age/Ethnicity
Diane Pol was born on February 6, 1944, in Mayville, Michigan, U.S. Her age is 79 years old which is two years younger than her husband, Dr. Jan Ham Pol. Diane is an American of Caucasian descent who has the Aquarius zodiac sign.
Career & Progression
Diane Pol comes from the Dalrymple family in Michigan where she grew up surrounded by nature and wildlife. She was an avid reader and a good student. She graduated from Mayville Community High School, where she met her future husband, Jan Pol, who was a foreign exchange student from the Netherlands in 1961. She
After her bachelor’s, she got her Master’s degree from Michigan State University in special reading. She used to teach at Harbor Beach Elementary School.
In 1967 Dinae Pol married Dr. Pol and followed Jan to his homeland, where they lived for a few years before moving back to Michigan. They settled in Harbor Beach, where Diane worked as a teacher at the elementary school and Jan worked as a veterinarian for another practice.
Pol Veterinary Service:
Diane Pol has come a long way since her early days as an elementary teacher. Heeding the need for time, Diane turned her full attention to her husband and supported him in his career as a veterinarian and clinic owner.
In 1981, Diane and Jan decided to start their own veterinary clinic out of their home in Weidman, Michigan. They named it Pol Veterinary Service and began treating large and small animals in rural Weidman, Michigan. Diane took care of the office work, such as scheduling appointments, billing clients, and ordering supplies. She also helped Jan with some of the procedures, such as holding animals or administering medications.
Diane’s role in the clinic expanded over the years, as she hired more staff and oversaw the daily operations. She also became more involved in the community, volunteering at the local library and supporting various causes. She was especially interested in promoting literacy and education among children and adults. As Pol Veterinary Service grew, Mr. and Mrs. Pol decided to get a building for the clinic at Jordan Rd, Weidman, MI which now oversees more than 20,000 clients every year.
Diane Pol has worked as an office manager for over four decades now. Her career portfolio also includes her work as an Independent Beauty Consultant at the American cosmetic company MARY KAY.
In 2011, Diane and Jan’s lives changed when they were approached by a producer named Charles Pol, who happened to be their son. He pitched them the idea of making a reality TV show about their veterinary practice for Nat Geo Wild. They agreed to give it a try and soon became stars of The Incredible Dr. Pol.
The show follows Diane and Jan as they treat animals and deal with various challenges and adventures. It also features their family and employees, such as Drs. Brenda Grettenberger, Emily Thomas, Nicole Arcy, Ray Harp, and Lisa Jones. The show has been a huge success, attracting millions of viewers and winning several awards.
Since joining the show in 2011 Dinae has been a regular cast member. She has made 206 episode appeareances until 2023 which includes her credited and uncredited roles. Diane enjoys being on the show and sharing her love for animals with the world. She also likes to travel with Jan to different places and meet their fans. She is proud of her husband’s achievements and supports him in his work. She is also proud of her children and grandchildren, who have followed their own paths.
In addition, Diane appeared in spin-offs such as “Calling Dr. Pol,” and “Night Cap With Dr. Pol.” She has also appeared in other reality shows including a guest appearance on the talk show Jinek in 2015 which is hosted by Eva Jinek.
Diane Pol is married to her longtime husband Dr. Jan Harm Pol. The relationship between the couple goes way back to their high school days. The two meet in 1961 as both attended Mayville High School when Dr. Pol was a foreign exchange student and Diane’s parents were the host. Dr. Pol returned to the Netherlands at the end of the school year however they kept in touch through letters hoping that fate would bring them together someday.
For several years, the pair exchanged letters and in one, Pol invited Diane to visit the Netherlands and she indeed accepted the invitation. As the relationship progressed over time, the couple finally decided to tie the knot. Diane and Dr. Pol performed wedding nuptials in 1967 in a simple ceremony. Following marriage, the couple lived in the Netherlands for a while so that Dr. Pol could complete his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pol graduated from the Utrecht University Veterinary program in 1970 and thereafter they have called Michigan their home.
Dr. Pol and Diane are married for over 55 years now. In the time of togetherness, the couple has not given birth to any biological children. However, they have adopted three: Diane Jr., Charles, and Kathy Pol.
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.
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 Diane Jr. 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 Dr. Pol took in Diane Jr. at the age of 9 who grew up alongside Kathy and Charles Pol. Diane Jr. attended Chippewa Hills High School and pursued further education at Central Michigan University graduating in the class of 1996.
Diane Pol has a slim body with a triangle body shape. She has light blue eyes and blonde hair. She usually wears casual and comfortable clothes, such as jeans, sweaters, jackets, and boots. She sometimes wears dresses and skirts for special occasions, such as weddings and parties. She also wears accessories, such as earrings, necklaces, and bracelets3.