‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’: Does Dr. Emily Have Children?
Dr. Emily Thomas may be gone from The Incredible Dr. Pol, but she’s not forgotten.
The hardworking veterinarian showed what she was made of on the reality show, putting in long hours even while far along in one of her pregnancies.
If you’re wondering how many kids the Georgia native has, here’s what we know.
Dr. Pol replaced Dr. Emily with two new veterinarians
It was hard to see Dr. Emily leave the Nat Geo Wild program. She had been a fan favorite since 2015, repositioning cows’ stomachs, palpating them, removing grubs from nasty infections – it was all in a day’s work for Dr. Emily.
After she left The Incredible Dr. Pol, she was replaced by two new veterinarians, Dr. Ray Harp and Dr. Lisa Jones.
A big fan of Dr. Pol’s, Dr. Harp as a young man watched the reality show and was inspired to become an animal doctor seeing the tireless Dr. Pol working his rounds on various farms and at his practice.
In 2010, the 37-year-old Dr. Harp was managing a day care for dogs in Philadelphia and made the decision to return to school to become a vet technician.
It was while he was working at an animal clinic in Kansas City that he began to get the itch to become a veterinarian and gave serious thought to medical school. Encouraged by his wife, he enrolled at Kansas City University and earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2019.
He and his family ended up in Michigan, although he admits he’s more of a fan of sunnier climates.
“It’s really beautiful,” he said of Michigan. “I’m just worried that it’s going to be really snowy soon.”
Dr. Emily’s husband, Tony, works with her
Dr. Emily, while she was working at Dr. Pol’s clinic, had her husband, Tony, working alongside her in the clinic, helping out all the veterinarians, guests, and their clients.
Currently, at the practice Dr. Emily is now working with in Virginia, her husband is working with her there as well.
Tony, writing on Dr. Emily’s personal blog, said of their move, “. . . when it was time to leave Michigan, we had an idea of what we wanted.”
“Virginia became an obvious place for us. Within Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley was appealing. The Shenandoah National Park is basically in our front yard, and there is a nice river for canoeing and kayaking.”
Dr. Emily and her husband have three children
Dr. Emily and Tony have three children: India born in 2013, Oscar born in 2015, and Calvin born in 2018.
Based on her blog, it’s safe to say that part of the reason so many viewers were drawn to her was for her sometimes shocking honesty. But it’s nothing any other mother hasn’t thought at least once.
She said recently on Twitter, “ALL night I was unable to sleep despite meds just imagining all of my children dying from the #Covid_19. Then, groggy early morning, I hear that all three kids are downstairs. My very first thought ‘Ugh! I guess I better get up and go take care of those monsters.’ “