Why did Dr. Emily Thomas leave the show? She is now in Virginia.
For the longest time, Dr. Emily Thomas was one of the most recognizable faces at Pol veterinary service. She joined the Dr. Pol staff team in 2014 before parting ways in 2019. During her time at Pol Veterinary Service, she also made it as the cast member of the reality TV series, The Incredible Dr.Pol. While on the show her ability to work under pressure was evident and second to none. In no time Emily had captured the heart of many viewers through her down-to-earth approach and hard work as a veterinary doctor. When she abruptly left the show in 2019 fans were in disbelief. So what happened, why did she leave the show? We will also bring what Emily Thomas is doing now.
Why did Dr. Emily Thomas leave The Incredible Dr. Pol?
Dr. Emily Thomas joined the cast of “The Incredible Dr. Pol” in 2015 and made 95 episode appearances until 2019. She was also part of the spin-off “Calling Dr. Pol” making 5 appearances. Not the one to be spooked or complain, Emily worked at the clinic even when she was six months pregnant. All this made Emily one of the fan-favorites of the show.
It came as a shock when the news of Emily leaving the set of The Incredible Dr. Pol was revealed. Emily’s last appearance came in season 15 episode 10 “Little Pol Peep” which aired on September 21, 2019. The showrunners did not give an official explanation for her leaving the show. However, if we dig around Emily’s online blog, there are clues to her departure.
One of the things that Emily often talks about in her blogs is the workload in the clinic. An ever-increasing number of patients and very few staff to look after them. Emily also talked about how the camera crew made it difficult for her to work. And while she doesn’t blame the camera crew, she is more than happy to get out of the series. In her own words,
I don’t miss the chaos the Pol Vet brought into my family, but I do miss the people (both clients and co-workers) there.
She further wrote,
Eventually, the stress of working there with three small children, being on-call all the time, new vets coming and leaving just as fast, leaving the on-call duties spread between mostly two to three of us. . . with no extra compensation.
Life After Dr. Pol:
Emily moved to Virginia after leaving the show and Pol Veterinary service. She now works at the Warren County Veterinary Clinic. On June 17, 2019, the official Facebook page of clinic welcomed her with a post writing: “We would like to introduce our new doctor, Dr. Emily Thomas!!”
“She’s looking forward to living in Virginia and hopes to partake in lots of hiking, trail running, painting, gardening, and discovering other adventures.”
Emily Thomas quick bio:
Emily Thomas was born on August 4, 1984, in Georgia, United States. She was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia where she also started her formal education. Emily took her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and followed her Veterinary degree from the same university. After graduation, she worked as a mixed animal practitioner in South Carolina and then at Pol veterinary service.
Dr. Emily is married to her high school sweetheart Tony Thomas. The pair said their “I dos” in a wedding ceremony in 2007. In the years as a married couple, the pair has given birth to three children. Their eldest daughter, India, was born on the 6th of September 2012. Their second, baby boy, Oscar, was born on August 28, 2014. Their youngest, Calvin was born in 2018. The family of five currently lives in Virginia with their four pets.
|Profession||TV Personality, Veterinarian|
|Date of Birth||April 4, 1984|
|Birth Place||Georgia, United States|
|Raised||Warner Robins, Georgia|
|Spouse||Tony Thomas (m. 2007-present)|
|Children||India Thomas, Oscar Thomas, and Calvin Thomas|
|Social Media Handle||Twitter, Instagram|
Sorry to see Emily leave DR. Pol’s practice
Sorry to see Dr. Emily leave the show, but glad she’s moved on to what might be a little bit easier vet practice. I wish she lived in Spotsylvania County. Love to take my Sasha to her.
Sorry to see her leave the dr. Pol show. Happy to hear she is happy with her decision to move on. Is there a chance that she will get her own show?
She looks happy as usual. I see her husband is working in the same place as her again. That seems a little weird to me but maybe they like working at the same business. I don’t think its fair that she wasn’t compensated for being on call. I think in Ohio that would be illegal unless your paid by salary. Which she would have known when she took the job, by that I mean if she was paid by salary she would have known. Now Dr. Pol could give the Vets a big bonus at Christmas for all the extra work they put in all year that benefited him. Just my opinion, he was lucky to have Dr. Emily and should have paid her more and gave her more time off. He is going to have to pay the new vets more to get them to stay. It’s not like the old days when vets needed work. Plus his practice is pretty intense, physical, mentally challenging and super busy. He needs 4 or 5 fulltime vets. But anyhow I am happy for Dr. Emily and her family. I truly enjoyed her on the show. I really enjoyed when she let us see her family. I wish we could have gone in her house to see her with her family at home inside. It was always outside or at the clinic.
I noticed that all the articles I read on Emily, she was called Emily POL. Was her maiden name Pol?