Michigan’s famous Dr. Pol turns up at Mackinac Island fudge shop


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Dr. Pol stops by Ryba's Fudge Shop on Mackinac Island

Sometimes, even Michigan’s most famous veterinarian needs a little downtime on Mackinac Island.

Dr. Jan Pol, star of the long-running Nat Geo Wild series “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” was on Mackinac Island over the weekend with his co-star and wife, Diane. And they did the most Mackinac thing ever during their trip, stepping into one of Ryba’s Fudge Shops for a sweet purchase. An excited employee snapped a photo of the Pols outside the Main Street shop – one of four Ryba’s locations on the island.

It was posted to Ryba’s Facebook page and quickly earned hundreds of likes from fans on social media.

“Look who we found outside our shop! It’s Dr. Pol, trusted friend to all creatures,” Ryba’s captioned the photo post.

Dr. Pol’s reality TV series follows the Dutch-born veterinarian and his expanding clinic crew on visits to mid-Michigan farms to treat large and exotic animals. Dogs, cats and other small animals also visit his clinic. Pol Veterinary Services is located in Weidman, which is in Isabella County. The TV series started in 2011 and is now in its 22nd season.

And no, we don’t know what flavors of Ryba’s fudge the Pols purchased (yes, we asked). We just hope they brought enough to take home and share with their hard-working employees.