All American Licensing (AAL)has announced the signing of Dr. Jan Pol, the charismatic and internationally-acclaimed veterinarian and star of the wildly successful television series The Incredible Dr. Pol, to an exclusive licensing agreement. The new deal calls for AAL to develop a comprehensive portfolio of new food products, toys and other accessories which will feature the Dr. Pol brand imprint. Dr. Pol’s initial foray into consumer products will feature a full-range of both traditional pet categories as well as farm animal solutions.
The Incredible Dr. Pol, a reality TV series set in rural Michigan, currently airs on Nat Geo WILD, making it the network’s #1 rated program, with over 100 episodes produced to date.
A true television icon, Dr. Pol has recently been featured in dozens of major media outlets, including USA Today, Parade Magazine, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and top TV shows including HLN’s MichaeLA, Fox & Friends, The Doctors, Home & Family, Adult Swim, Good Day LA and many others.
States Dr. Pol, “I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my many years of veterinary experience, collaborating with AAL to develop an affordable and practical line of animal products that are unique to the marketplace.”
Michael Gottsegen, Co-Founding Partner of All American Licensing, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with Dr. Pol and his dedicated team – wonderful people who are truly inspired to help not just dogs and cats, but all animals remain healthy and strong through proper care, vaccinations, and grooming.”
“Our strategy is to align Dr. Pol with retailers that will embrace his philosophy and dedication to providing the best service for the care and treatment of all animals, both large and small,” adds Tim Rothwell, AAL Co-Founding Partner.
About Dr. Jan Pol:
“In this business, it is totally unpredictable what you’re going to get, day to day. Animals don’t wait to get sick, and they don’t take appointments. They get sick, and they need to be seen. So some days, you’re gonna go in, and there’s gonna be nothing going on. And other days, you’re gonna go in, and you can’t run fast enough.”– Dr. Jan Pol
With more than 40 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Jan Pol is a pioneer in treating animals. He is also star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series The Incredible Dr. Pol, which follows the unflappable and unstoppable vet on his routine 14-hour workdays treating both pets and livestock. A graduate of the prestigious Utrecht University Veterinary program in The Netherlands, Dr. Pol immigrated to the United States in 1971. After ten years of practice, he moved to Weidman, Michigan, in 1981 and founded Pol Veterinary Services out of his garage with his wife, Diane. With a down-to-earth, practical approach to veterinary medicine, Dr. Pol grew his practice from a humble start to one with over 23,000 clients.
Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. A true friend of the farmer, he works tirelessly to ensure that the diminishing population of family farmers remains in business. And he plays an integral role in keeping farmers’ livestock healthy and their businesses profitable. Dr. Pol works with many 4-H groups and feels every child should grow up with a pet. For that reason, he tries to keep pet ownership affordable.
With his thick Dutch accent, signature mustache, vintage 1981 “Back to the Future” DeLorean car, down-to-earth practical approach and fun-loving, never give up attitude, Dr. Jan Pol is nothing short of a local legend and America’s favorite veterinarian!