What Happened to Dr. Brenda on “The Incredible Dr. Pol”? Is She Married? Her Net Worth, Salary, Bio, Wiki, Husband

Who is Dr. Brenda Grettenberger?

Brenda Grettenberg was born on 23 February 1967, in Eaton Rapids, Michigan USA, and is a television personality as well as a veterinarian, best known for being one of the stars of the reality television show “The Incredible Dr. Pol”. She serves as a member of the team of veterinarian Jan Pol, who is the star of the show.


The Net Worth of Dr. Brenda Grettenberger

How rich is Dr. Brenda Grettenberg? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $800,000, earned largely through a successful career in veterinary medicine, but also a significant amount from her appearances in “The Incredible Dr. Pol”. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career

Very little is known about Dr. Brenda’s childhood, and her life before she came to study veterinary medicine. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Michigan State College during the late-1980s, but had a bit of difficulty in looking for a job after graduating. She then discovered an ad from a local publication, which led her to being employed in a position with Pol Veterinary Services in 1992.

Dr. Brenda Grettenberger

There was a lot of adjustment at the time, and she mentioned that she experienced obstacles as a newcomer; some of the older farmers especially were not used to the idea of having a female vet. She spent the next two decades working for doctor Pol and their rural clinic. Eventually, with her boss’s fame growing, the clinic was approached by television producers in hopes of creating a television show based on their daily endeavors. She joined the cast of the show which would become “The Incredible Dr. Pol”.

The Incredible Dr. Pol

“The Incredible Dr. Pol” began airing in 2011 on Nat Geo Wild, mainly focused on Dr. Jan Pol, his employees which include Grettenberg, and Pol’s family. Their practice is located in rural Weidman, Michigan, and has been airing for two seasons a year, now up to 13 seasons through 2018. The cast of the show include Dr. Jan Pol, who was born in the Netherlands in 1942, but moved to Michigan to start his own practice, which is now one of the most active in the region, with over 22,000 clients.

He is joined by his wife Diane, who has been married to Dr. Jan for over 50 years. They have three children, all of whom are adopted. One of the producers of their show is their son Charles, who is the family’s youngest son. He was the constant sidekick of his father when he was a child and has become a constant cast member since the show began. Grettenberg initially specialized in dairy animals, but started to treat smaller animals when dairy farms in the area went into decline. She mentioned at the start of the show that she enjoys working at Pol Veterinarian Services, and wants to stay for the foreseeable future. She appears in the show alongside Dr. Emily Thomas, who originally practiced at South Carolina.

Disappearance and Possible Exit

While Dr. Brenda has been a constant presence on the show for the first 11 seasons, a lot of fans noticed that during the 12th season that she wasn’t a regular. Her name continued to appear as a part of the credits, but she was noticeably absent for several episodes. Many brushed it off as something personal and maybe she was off doing other business but the worst seemed to have been confirmed during the start of the 13th season.

She was not present in any of the episodes, and it seems that she will no longer be returning to “The Incredible Dr. Pol”. No official announcement has been made as to why she is gone or if she has already left for sure. However, inside information is that Dr. Brenda is no longer interested in making television appearances, but thi situation hasn’t been confirmed.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, not much is known about Grettenberg’s romantic relationships, if any. It has never been indicated in the show if she is married or in a relationship. Some people believe she is single and others state that she may like be just hiding her private life away from the cameras. She is known to be one of the more private cast members of the show, preferring to keep the show professional, and suffice to say that no relationship has even been hinted at.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her past and current endeavors is due to the lack of any online presence. She does not have any accounts on social media websites which is why there is a lot of speculation on her disappearance from the show. Many fans and clients who have met her testify to her passion and dedication to animals. Some of her video segments and a bit about her medical profile can be searched online. Videos of her can be seen on the website YouTube which mainly consists of clips taken from the show. There are no posts about her on the Nat Geo Wild official Twitter account.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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  1. I hope Dr. Brenda returns to the show but understand having ones personal life opened for scrutiny would be or could be a major concern Dr. Brenda gives young females an excellent example that it is possible to be well educated compassionate, and well respected in her field. Dr. Brenda and Dr. Emily are a rare breed, and I only wish there could be more professionals like them to show todays students if you work hard it is possible to have your cake and eat it too. Watching Dr. Emily in her latter stages of pregnancy in a pair of overalls pulling out a baby calf makes me think of all those western bound females looking for a new and better life. I havent heard of any male counterparts who are able to do the same and not be given credit. As the phrase goes “you’ve come a long way baby” and yes Dr’s Brenda and Emily do it with class and style.

    1. Please return Dr Brenda, you have such s wealth of knowledge, and there just isn’t anyone else like you. Besides who is Dr Pol going to ask for a 2nd opinion, you seem to be the only one. Come back please. Jay S.

    2. I like Dr. Brenda even in that one particular episode when the cow died. I felt the pain from all present. I grew up on a dairy farm in Oswego County NYS. The view of the matriarch in our family was stay in the house learn to do all womanly stuff. What I enjoy about Dr. Brenda is her strong caring doesn’t take fools lightly attitude. She’s an excellent role model. Please stay on the show.

  2. Dr Brenda, please don’t leave the show. You add so much to the show. I know I’m not the only one to say, “I will miss you” if you leave . Come back.

  3. I love this show I think I learn all kinds of medical illness in all different kind of animals I have a Rottweiler and bull mastiff and he is my baby he is ten now and showing some heard of hearing I wish they had some way of finding out just how much my marmaduke can hear and not hear my heart hurts every day for him and eevery one keep telling me to start watching for him to get sick and die cause he’s at the age that theses dog die is that true

  4. How Dr Brenda stays with the show. That said her or anyone’s personal life is their life and people need to respect that. Love Dr Lol and all the staff Keep up the good work # 1show.

  5. Is Dr Brenda German I just thought because of her last name. Brenda please stay on the show we love you and we love seeing you work Marie Canada

  6. Dr. Brenda I think you are awesome. I don’t know if you are really leaving or if this is something the stupid media has cooked up. Please don’t leave

  7. I love this show and have a hobby farm of my own many things I can apply and already know. These ladies Emily and Brenda rock and their love and passion for animals is infectious. I was sick this entire holiday with pneumonia and had to cancel xmas with my family b/c I couldn’t risk making everyone else sick. It was lonely but I had twelve days of Doc Pol, Brenda, Emily, Diane and many more it was awesome.

    Love you guys so much, you ladies ROCK!

  8. I’m a retired Vet tech with over 20 years experience and a life time of living on a farm… I really enjoy watching the show… Doc Brenda it will be a terrible loss if you leave the show… you are a role model for young women who are interested in the Veterinary field… you entered Veterinary Medicine at a time where it was hard for a woman to do so… you have had to do things twice are good as the men just to get 1/2 the recognition… I feel certain that with your involvement with the show you have encouraged many young women to follow their childhood dreams of being a Vet… keep up the good work…

  9. I am ftom Michigan, but niw residing in Arizona. I just love watching the passion that Dr. BRENDA shows. I hope she plans on st as ying on the show.

  10. It has been a joy watching Dr. Brenda and Dr. Emily and will miss them. I was able to meet Dr. Pol and all of the staff except for Dr. Brenda she was off that day.
    My friend who lives near the clinic took me for a meet and greet. We had a great time with all of them. I wish them nothing but, the best in all their future indevers. God bless them all!!
    James Nolan from Texas….

  11. I’m sad to see both my favorite girls have left the show, Dr. Brenda and Dr. Emily. In a way I am not surprised. To be filmed, and keep up such a chaotic pace must be very difficult. I often wondered when they found time for family, a personal life or there own animals. I hope they enjoy the new paths, they have chosen.
    Nancy from Cape Cod

  12. The Doctor Pol Show will not be the same without Dr’s Brenda and Emily. I have watched the show for years and it has always been my favorite show. The team work so hard and spend so many hours in the country with so many farmers. They are all awesome. I am hoping Dr. Brenda will return this season. She has such caring for her patients and animals. Is very knowledgeable and has endearing personality.. Same for Dr Emily and Dr. Pol. I will be looking for the new season and will always be a big fan of Doctor Pol and his family.

  13. I’ve been a fan of Dr. Pol and his staff for quite some time. I’m so depresses knowing that neither Dr. Brenda nor Dr. Emily will be on the show any longer. I wish them both the best, but couldn’t they spread it out over more than one season.

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