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.