Dr. Godfrey is a co-owner and founder of Emeryville Animal Hospital which opened its doors in 1993. She was raised on a farm in Prince Edward Island and through 4-H experience and tending to the many barn cats and farm animals, she desired to become a Veterinarian.She wakes up each day and loves to come to work knowing she is doing just what God intended her to do.
Dr. Susan Donatelli
Dr. Susan Donatelli, co-owner, joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2004, after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. She was born and raised here in the Lakeshore area, and she brings a wealth of experience in parasitology and immunology after completing her Masters degree in 1998. Susan has always enjoyed working with all types of animals in various situations from bringing home stray kittens, to training mice and hamsters for the Science Olympiad competition in high school, to researching parasite vaccines for chickens as part of her graduate degree. Outside of veterinary medicine and looking after her family, Dr. Sue enjoys running, traveling and making time for food and laughter with family and friends.
Dr. Melanie Grant
Dr. Melanie Grant, co-owner, has been practicing veterinary medicine since she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. Melanie was born and raised in Essex County. As a child, she grew up surrounded by many dog and cat companions. Melanie has fond memories of her Irish Setter, Sam, who used to go on long sailing vacations with the family and felt right at home on the boat. In high school and university, Melanie became very interested in wildlife and those species that were threatened with extinction. She spent her years volunteering at the Detroit Zoo, and various animal hospitals and rehabilitation institutions. Melanie has a large family under her roof in Lakeshore. With three boys and numerous furry companions, her time is always occupied. You can find Melanie at the hockey arena, camping, and swimming in her spare time.
Dr. Gwendolyn Jeun
Dr. Gwendolyn Jeun, associate veterinarian, joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 1993. She remembers her first doggie love as being her collie named Lassie. The next family pet was a Sheltie adopted from the Humane Society and was the inspiration for her interest in canine behaviour. She always gravitated to being the caretaker for pets like guinea pigs, budgies, hamsters and even a red-eared slider turtle. During her university days, she rescued an abandoned cat; “Darwin” lived with her until the ripe old age of 18. Dr. Jeun adopted “Bailey” the beagle, after a rescue group brought her in to EAH for an exam. They went everywhere together, even for a road trip to the Yukon! Dr. Jeun knows that being a lifelong learner is the best way to continue serving her patients and their families. She continues to expand her knowledge and now offers veterinary acupuncture along with conventional western medical treatments.
Shaun, R.V.T. – Hospital Manager
Shaun is our hospital office manager who has been with us since the hospital first opened in 1993. His career as a veterinary technician has taken him on a wonderful journey, caring for many animals and meeting wonderful people. He takes great pride in ensuring that our hospital continues to provide superior care for the animals we are entrusted with. When not at work, he enjoys caring for his zoo at home since there is no shortage in adoption animals. Both Shaun and his wife are veterinary technicians. He enjoys being outdoors and during the summer months you can find him fishing, hiking, biking, barbecuing and gardening.
Debbie, Veterinary Technician
Debbie, senior technician and supervisor, joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 1996. Debbie feels that she has been bless throughout her career in veterinary medicine. Her need to nurture and help animals is being fulfilled. She has been told many times over the years that she has a huge heart for animals. Her husband says they need a bigger house! Her extended furry family members share her leisure time boating (each one having their own life jackets), hiking, and the ultimate cuddle time. All of her pets are rescues, mostly because of her profession.
Carey, Registered Veterinary Technician
Carey is a senior technician who joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2001. Carey has special interests in ultrasound and physical rehabilitation. Carey is also the supervisor of our animal care aides and ensures that your pets are well taken care of during their stay with us. Carey loves playing women’s hockey, going four wheeling and spending time outdoors with her two sons Zachary and Mason. She has a boxer named “Cali” and a pug named “Gizmo”.
Sara, Registered Veterinary Technician
Sara joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2009 after graduating from St. Clair College. Sara has a very bubbly personality and is easy to talk to. She has a passion for dolphins and did an internship with them before becoming a registered veterinary technician. Sara’s furry family consists of three cats named “Sebastian”, “Savannah” and “Sammie”.
Nikki, Registered Veterinary Technician
Nikki joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2010 after graduating from St. Clair College. Nikki is a passionate person who has a special gift for helping clients and their furry family members. Nikki loves organization and keeps our clinic in tip-top shape. Nikki has a Yorkshire terrier named “Oliver” whom she adopted when his owner could no longer care for him.
Emilie, Registered Veterinary Technician
Emilie joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2011. Like most children, she always loved animals, but was far too stubborn to accept her true calling. After pursing other educational avenues, she finally followed her heart. She is proud to be a Registered Veterinary Technician, enjoying a career that allows her to understand how things function and help fix them. She strives every day to become a more knowledgeable and skilled technician, and most importantly, to provide every patient with the same loving care she would give her own pets.
Cindy – Receptionist
Cindy joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 1996. She is one of three receptionists that work at our hospital. You will see her smiling when you walk through our front doors. Cindy keeps our front office in working order. Cindy’s furry family includes two dogs, two cats, a hamster, two birds and a fish.
Tanya – Receptionist
Tanya joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2005 Tanya began working at EAH as an animal care aide. Tanya has excellent public relations skills and now you can find her greeting you behind the front desk. Her hobby and hidden talent is gardening. She has three dogs named “Macy”, “Emma”, and “Ben”.
Paulette – Groomer and Obedience Trainer
Paulette joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2008. As our groomer, Paulette has over 20 years of grooming experience and is well known in the town of Lakeshore. From dog grooms to cat clips, Paulette can answer any of the questions you might have about your pet. Paulette is multi-talented and has become one of two experts in our hospital regarding pet behaviour and training. Paulette answers pet behaviour questions daily and runs our obedience classes. The loves of her life are “Couter” and “Wyatt”.
Jennifer – Animal Care Aide
Jennifer joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2009. She is currently a full-time student at the University of Windsor. Jennifer is one of our dedicated Animal Care Aides who treats your pets like her own during their stay with us. Jennifer is a hard worker and is always looking for new tasks and is dedicated to our team.
Marlies – Animal Care Aide
Marlies,the newest member of our team,started high school in 2012. She is friendly, soft spoken and a quick leaner. Marlies is one of our part-time Animal Care Aides and hopes one day to be a registered veterinary technician. We are excited to have Marlies on our team and hope she reaches her goals in the future.