Why did Dr. Emily Leave Dr. Pol and Move to Virginia?

Fans of Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol won’t fail to recognize Dr. Emily Thomas. She became fans’ sweetheart when she debuted on the reality show in 2015.

Dr. Emily was exceptionally comfortable around ailing animals, and fans couldn’t get enough of her calm demeanor.

Nothing could faze her. Whether helping a suffering cow deliver a large calf or conducting a regular examination on a pet cat, Dr. Emily was just the person for the job. To the dismay of fans, she left the show prematurely. To find out why she left, read our insightful article. 

Dr. Emily Thomas DVM Education.

Let’s look at Dr. Emily Thomas’ background. She grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia. She enrolled in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Science, where she attained a degree in Veterinary Medicine.

After graduating with an enviable degree in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Emily got her first job with a private animal practice in South Carolina in the United States. In 2015, she got the opportunity to work in Weidman, Michigan, in Dr. Jan Pol’s clinic, The Pol Veterinary Services clinic.

What happened to Dr. Emily Thomas on Dr. Pol?

As aforementioned, Dr. Emily joined the famous clinic in 2015, and this would be the same time she started being featured on the hit reality show The Incredible Dr. Pol.

Dr Emily was on the show for an incredible nine seasons. She made her on-screen debut in season six and left in season fifteen. Her departure from the show was a massive blow to fans worldwide.

If you have watched the show, you already know how hectic working at Pol Veterinary Services clinic can get. Owing to her incredible skills and workforce shortage at the clinic, Dr. Emily was mainly on-call.

Image of Dr. Emily from the Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol
Caption: Dr. Emily from the Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol

It didn’t take long before Dr. Emily started experiencing burnout. Not only was she one of the most sought-after vets in Weidman, but she was also a mom of three children.

As a result of being overwhelmed and burnt out, she developed depression. Despite taking anti-depressants, she started having suicidal thoughts.

Dr. Emily Thomas needed to leave the clinic, which would almost certainly lead her to take her own life, and she needed to exit fast. Notwithstanding the fat cheque she got for working at the clinic and filming the show, we can’t blame her.

Money can never be prioritized over one’s own mental and physical health, and we laud Dr Emily for making the right choice. It’s not a secret that she needed to slow down and get off the runaway train she was on that would inevitably hit a brick wall.

Luckily for our beloved doctor, she got a less demanding job. Her new job involved treating small animals, and it also came with the benefit of not being on-call. Yes, she would make half of what she was getting with Nat Geo, but it didn’t matter.

Husband, Married Life, and kids

Dr. Emily Thomas is a woman for any hopefuls still lurking out there. Dr. Emily Thomas is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Tony. The loving couple exchanged their wedding vows in 2007.

Dr. Emily Thomas and her husband, Tony, are still very much in love. If you doubt, watch some of Dr Emily’s YouTube videos, where she features her hubby on her channel, to see how much on-screen chemistry and love the two have.

Image of Dr. Emily with her husband Tony along with there kids
Caption: Dr. Emily with her husband Tony along with their kids

Emily and Tony have been blessed with three kids. One daughter and two sons. Their lovely daughter is named India. India was born in 2013.

Two years later, their second-born child, Oscar, was born. In April of 2018, the couple welcomed their third child, Calvin.

Dr. Emily Thomas’ Death, Rumors or Fact?

We are happy to report that any rumours about Dr. Emily’s death are false. She is alive and kicking. She has a new, less hectic job and runs a vlog series on her YouTube channel.

Rumours about her death could have possibly been sparked by her article on her blog, dremilythomasvet.com, where she talked about being suicidal due to the stress of working at Dr Pol’s clinic.

What is Dr. Emily Thomas Doing now in Virginia?

After leaving Dr. Pol’s clinic, Dr. Emily found a vet for small animals. When she worked at Dr. Pol’s clinic, she was always on-call, primarily due to large-animal emergencies. This would eventually lead to her depression and burnout.

Dr Emily currently runs a bog and films for her YouTube Channel named Emily Thomas. She does animal-related videos where she regularly features her husband, Tony.

Dr. Emily Thomas’ Wiki Table.

Full name Emily Thomas
Age 39 years
Date of Birth 1 April 1984
Place of Birth Warner Robins, Georgia, USA.
Profession Veterinary doctor, former reality television star, blogger
Net worth $500,000
Partner Tony Thomas
Kids 3
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Zodiac Sign Aries
Parents Doug Keene (father)

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