|Real Name:||Kathlene Pol|
|Birthday:||August 21, 1973|
|Occupation:||American Phlebotomist, Daughter of Jan Pol|
Kathy is an American celebrity child known as the daughter of Jan Pol. Her father is a Dutch-American veterinarian known for his television show The Incredible Dr. Pol. The show airs on National Geographic Wild.
How much do we know about Kathy? Is she part of the family business? Her father and mother opened a veterinary business in 1981 out of their home. Over the years, it has grown into a huge business in Central Michigan.
Let’s find out more about Kathy.
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Who Is Her Father?
Born Jan Harm Pol in September 1942, Dr. Pol is a Dutch-American veterinarian famous for his starring role on the reality TV show The Incredible Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild.
He was born in Wateren, Drenthe, in the Netherlands. He grew up on a dairy farm his family operated. In 1970, Dr. Pol graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from Utrecht University. He and his wife Diane then moved to Harbor Beach, Michigan, where he worked for another veterinarian practice. The two met in 1961 when she was a foreign exchange student at Mayville High School.
In 1981, Pol and his wife Diane Dalrymple began their own practice in their home. Their practice was made up of a mix of large and small animals. They moved to Weidman, Michigan, a rural area where there is a lack of emergency animal care hospitals.
His style has received a mixed reception from veterinarians. In 2014, he was fined $500 and had his license put on probation by the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine. He was not wearing proper surgical attire during the treatment of a Boston terrier. One year later, the sentencing was overturned.
Jan Pol and Diane Pol have three children. All of them are adopted. They adopted their daughter Kathy Pol and son Charles Pol at birth. And then they adopted their third child, daughter Diane Jr. at age 17, after having been their foster child for eight years.
Pol is color blind and cannot distinguish colors like green and red.
The Incredible Dr. Pol
The Incredible Dr Pol is an American reality television show airing on Nat Geo Wild, following Dr. Jan Pol and his family. They practice in rural Weidman, Michigan. It premiered in October 2011 and has two seasons every year. As of January 2023, Season 22 is airing.
Jan Pol is the main cast member, a veterinarian whose practice has shifted from almost exclusively large animals to a combination of large and small ones. He is accompanied by his wife Diane Pol who has a master’s degree in Special reading and used to be a teacher.
Their adopted son Charles Pol is a producer. He graduated from the University of Miami in 20023. Other veterinarian members include Brenda Grettenberger, Emily Thomas, Lisa Jones, and Nicole Arcy.
The doctor is surprised that the show became a hit watched by everybody. His son Charles pitched the series to National Geographic.
Now let’s talk about Jan’s daughter, Katy Pol. She is the eldest of the three adopted children of Dr. Pol and his wife Diane.
While Kathy learned everything about farm chores at an early age from her father, she is not part of the TV show.
She was born in August 1973 as Kathlene Pol. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She grew up on the family farm in Michigan.
There is not much information about her educational background or professional career. As of June 2023, she is 49 years old.
We do know she attended Chippewa Hills High School in Remus, Michigan. Following her graduation, she attended Delta College in Bay City, Michigan.
At one point she worked as Phlebotomist at McLaren Bay Region. You can say her job position draws ties to farm life. Her job now is to collect blood samples from patients and prepare them for testing. And she has certainly taken blood samples from animals during her life on the farm.
Her Parents’ Love Story
Dr. Pol’s married life is an inspirational story for those who long to live with a single partner. Jan Pol and Diane got married in 1967, and have spent more than 50 years together. They celebrated their Golden Anniversary in 2017.
Despite their long married life, they have not had biological children. While many view that as a shortcoming, Dr. Pol and his wife love their adopted children.
They are still going strong, and in the many years of togetherness, they haven’t had any major issues. They have opened their big heart to three adopted children. One of them, Diane took in from a friend who had a terminal disease and eventually passed away.
Dr Pol and Mrs. Pol have managed to balance their work and life. From Pol Veterinary office out of their home in 1981, their business has grown over the years and now provides service to more than 20,000 clients.
Where Is She Now?
Kathy Pol was married to Greg Butch. After finishing college, she and Greg tied the knot in July 1995. Similar to her parents, Kathy had a long and prospering marriage. She and her husband have been married for more than 20 years. She has given birth to a son and a daughter, Adam Butch and Rachel Butch.
Kathy and Greg lived in Bay City, Michigan. She continued to live in the same house after her husband passed away in February 2016 from cancer.
Her son Adam Butch grew up to become a certified pharmacy technician. Yet, in September 2019, Adam and his wife Diane passed away at the age of 28.
Over the years, Kathy has suffered many losses and tragedies. But she remains strong despite everything happening around her.
In October 2019, her larger family grew, as her brother Charles and his wife welcomed a new member. Her niece Abigail Pol joined the family one month after Adam’s passing.
Is She On Social Media?
Unlike her father and brother, Kathy is not active on social media. She tries to stay away from the public and live a low-profile life. She doesn’t have a profile on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Her father, on the other hand, has an Instagram profile with more than 555k followers. You can say Dr Jan Pol is quite popular on social media. He managed to build a successful veterinary business from a small practice in his home.
There is no info about the earnings and salary of Kathy Pol. We do know she works as a phlebotomist. The average salary for the profession in the United States ranges between $28,000 and $38,000.
On the other hand, her father is a successful veterinarian with more than $1 million in net worth.