For the longest time, Dr. Emily Thomas was one of the most recognizable faces in Dr. Pol‘s veterinary service. She joined the team in 2015 and stayed for four years before parting ways with the doctor in 2019. Emily was also a regular cast member of the reality TV series, The Incredible Dr.Pol. Her grace and ability to work under pressure were second to none, and Emily was soon one of the fan-favorites of the show. As such, fans were left with disbelief when she announced the plans to leave Dr. Pol in 2019. In this article, we take a closer look at the life of Dr. Emily Pol.
Leaving the show:
Since joining in 2015, Emily was one of the best doctors in the clinic. Not only was she committed to her job but she could also handle pretty much anything that came her way. 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.
Emily announced the news to leave the set of The Incredible Dr. Pol in 2019. The news was sudden, and neither Dr. Pol nor Emily revealed any details on the departure. However, if you were to dig around Emily’s online blog, there might be some 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:
After leaving the show, Emily moved to Virginia and started on a new job. She took upon a job at the Warren Country Veterinary Clinic and is now living in Virginia. The company welcomed Emily after posting an official message on Facebook. She joined the company on the 17th of June 2019 and has been with them ever since.
Emily Pol was born on the 4th of August, 1984 in Warner Robins, Georgia. She got both her Bachelor and Veterinary Degrees from the University of Georgia and started working as a mixed animal practitioner around in South Carolina. She later applied for work at Dr. Jan Pol’s clinic and was accepted. She worked with Dr. Pol from 2015 to 2019.
Dr. Emily is a married woman and has been married for a long time to Tony. The pair got married in 2007 and had three children together. Their eldest daughter, India, was born on the 6th of September 2012. The pair gave birth to a baby boy, Oscar, on the 28th of August 2014. Their youngest child Calvin was born in 2018. The family currently lives in Virginia with their four pets.