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.
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.