Fame is one strange phenomenon it can suddenly come at you or disappear in the blink of an eye. Especially in Reality Television shows, we have seen many common people rise to stardom overnight and lose it as fast after leaving the show. Meet Sandra Wisniewski, she is a veterinarian by profession and once used to be an actor in the reality show “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” She has seen days before & after fame but always remained consistent with her down-to-earth approach. So what actually happened? Why did she leave the show? In this biography, we will bring everything to know about this former television actor.
Who is Sandra Wisniewski?
Sandra Wisniewski Shindorf is an American doctor of veterinary Medicine and reality television personality. Sandra inherited her surname “Wisniewski” from her parents which roughly translates to “Town with a Cherry Tree.” Born with the Sagittarius sign, Sandra is said to possess the traits of being optimistic, a lover of freedom, hilarious, fair-minded, honest, and intellectual according to zodiac readings.
How old is Sandra Wisniewski?
Sandra Wisniewski was born on December 8, 1985, in Michigan, United States. The birthdate makes her 37 years old. She has brown eyes and a height of roughly 5 feet 5 inches. Her measurements like bust, waist, hip and shoe size are unavailable for now.
Sandra grew up in Michigan and began her schooling there. Her parents owned a small farm where she would spend time with a variety of animals. Those early years and further encounters helped her grow compassion towards animals. She was also influenced by the 4-H program (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) where she got to learn more about animals. Sandra completed high school at Aquinas College. The pursuit of veterinary education and the highest degree in the profession led her to join Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. There she graduated with a DVM degree in 2012.
She did an internship under Dr. Jan Harm Pol while still a student at Iowa State University. Meanwhile, it also presented her opportunity to explore the television world.
The Incredible Dr. Pol:
Sandra as a Veterinary student made her debut in the Nat Geo Wild reality show “The Incredible Dr. Pol” during season 2 episode 3 titled “All Vets Are Off” which aired on September 8, 2012. After her internship period, she was hired as DVM, Staff Veterinarian at Pol Veterinary Service which is co-owned by Dr. Pol and his wife Diane Pol.
If we co-relate with the television show, she was seen as one of Dr. Pol’s employees starting from season 2 episode 12 titled “Ready, Vet, Go!” which aired on February 2, 2013. Since the episodes are tapped several months prior, it is obvious Dr. Sandra started working at Pol Veterinary Service sometime in 2012. She appeared in a total of 14 episodes until 2017. During her time with “Dr.Pol”, she worked alongside the staff team including Dr. Brenda Grattenberger, Charles Pol (not a veterinarian), and Michele Sharkey.
Reason for her exit from the show:
When she was introduced as a Dr. Pol staff veterinarian during S2E12, the show aired an episode dedicated to her with an overview; “It’s not a moment too soon when vet school graduate Dr. Sandra joins Dr. Pol and his busy team. Only time will tell if she will be able to take the pressure.”
Sandra knew what she was into and was ready to bear the workload and pressure even though engaged to her fiancee Chris Shindorf at the time. However, she decided to shift more focus to her personal life following her marriage to Chris Shindorf in 2014. She moved in with her husband in Beldin, Michigan, and resides there and since has become a mother of two children.
After leaving Pot Veterinary Service in Weidman, Michigan, Sandra has not pursued a career in the television world. For those hopeful, Sandra is unlikely to return as a cast member of “The Incredible Dr.Pol.” She currently is an associate veterinarian for Greenville Animal Hospital in Greenville, Michigan.
Sandra Wisniewski is married to Chris Shindorf. The pair said their “I do’s” with a wedding ceremony on October 4, 2014. The pair call Beldin, Michigan their home and raise their two children together. Their first one, a baby daughter, Madilynn Shindorf was born in 2016. The youngest, baby bo, Sam Shindorf was born in 2019.
Dr. Sandra Shindorf
Dr. Sandra Wisniewski
December 8, 1985
37 years old
Michigan, United States
Chris Shindorf (m. 2014)
Sam Shindorf, Madilynn Shindorf
Aquinas College, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (g. 2012)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Reality Television Personality