The Doctors Sobol were two veterinarians who lived in Stain'd-by-the-Sea and ran the Sobol Office, where they treated the pets of the townspeople. They had a son, Oliver Sobol, who trained under them in veterinary science. Oliver's father kept a garden of zinnias behind the office, orange and yellows that matched the building trim. They managed to get a rare specimen of an Amaranthine Newt and its eggs, which they kept in the office.
After the economy crashed, several citizens of Stain'd-by-the-Sea left town, leaving the doctors with little business. Oliver's father got a job at an aquatic animal center and amusement park just outside the city, Amphibians-A-Go-Go.
The Doctors Sobol left town, though they left Oliver behind for a few more months to run the business and to look after the Amaranthine Newt, while Oliver's father took its eggs with him to Amphibians-A-Go-Go.
Most of the story is unknown, as only the conclusion was listed in File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, but it is known that Lemony Snicket solved a case involving them. It sounds as if the Amaranthine Newt's eggs hatched, and the doctors were framed for attempting to steal them; however, Snicket noted that if the Doctors had wanted to hatch the eggs, they would have smuggled them in their coats, which were left hanging near a drafty window and thus wouldn't have been warm enough to hatch. The stolen eggs were returned and Snicket celebrated with a rootbeer float.
|A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books)|
|1. The Bad Beginning (1999):||Absent||7. The Vile Village (2001):||Absent|
|2. The Reptile Room (1999):||Absent||8. The Hostile Hospital (2001):||Absent|
|3. The Wide Window (2000):||Absent||9. The Carnivorous Carnival (2002):||Absent|
|4. The Miserable Mill (2000):||Absent||10. The Slippery Slope (2003):||Absent|
|5. The Austere Academy (2000):||Absent||11. The Grim Grotto (2004):||Absent|
|6. The Ersatz Elevator (2001):||Absent||12. The Penultimate Peril (2005):||Absent|
|13. The End (2006):||Absent|
|All the Wrong Questions|
|Who Could That Be at This Hour? (2012):||Absent||Shouldn't You Be in School? (2014):||Absent|
|When Did You See Her Last? (2013):||Absent||Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? (2015):||Absent|
|File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014):||Mentioned|
|Other Snicket Books|
|Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (2002):||Absent|
|The Dismal Dinner (2004):||Absent|
|The Beatrice Letters (2006):||Absent|
|The Hero of the Story (2017):||Absent|