Dr. Debbie Godfrey
Dr. Debbie Godfrey is the founder of Emeryville Animal Hospital. She grew up on a large animal farm on P.E.I.,where she nursed kittens back to health and helped deliver piglets; sparking her interest in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Godfrey shares her home with Aria, a Lagotto; and Jon Snow a stray kitten she rescued. You will find her at hockey games, camping with her Husband and pets, and at Therapy Dog visits with Aria (a St John’s Ambulance Dog!). This busy lady also has a summer cottage rental program on P.E.I. that is managed by her husband, Glenn. After a long day of work, nothing makes her happier than having a glass of wine, reading a good book, enjoying a meal made by Glenn, and knitting with her pets gathered round.
Dr. Susan Donatelli
Born and raised in the Lakeshore area, Dr. Donatelli began working at Emeryville Animal Hospital in 2001 while in Vet School. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and has practiced with us as a small animal Veterinarian ever since. Her special interests include internal medicine and parasitology. Dr. Donatelli is married and has 2 children, Marissa and Nicholas. The family has 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Mya and Max. When she’s not busy at work, Dr. Donatelli enjoys quality time with her family and staying active with running.
Dr. Melanie Grant
Dr. Grant grew up in Windsor and graduated from the University of Guelph in 2002. She loves seeing cats and dogs; but is also proud to help pocket pets, reptiles, and birds. Dr. Grant has a special interest in diagnostic imaging, spear heading the purchase of our state-of-the-art ultrasound unit and arranging training for fellow team members. She loves to run with her dog Scout and spending time with her Husband and 3 sons at the arena.
Dr. Gwen Jeun
As a graduate of OVC ’97, Dr. Jeun has been a part of the EAH team since 1997. She loves to interact with pets, and their families, to help them with wellness or other veterinary health care. Dr. Jeun also enjoys working with exotics (small mammals, small pet birds, reptiles), counselling clients on pet behaviour and treating pain/lameness with acupuncture. Although currently between pets, Dr. Jeun has a fondness for beagles and grey kitties. She is an “Auntie” to several dogs, cats and guinea pigs. During her time off, she enjoys camping, baking artisanal bread, yoga and meditation. Dr. Jeun was the past President of Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (2018).
Dr. Chuck Fuerth
Graduated of the Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph in 1989. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in nearby Woodslee. He has practiced as a small animal clinician in veterinary hospitals both in Windsor and the metro Detroit area. He is also a full time instructor at St. Clair College in the Veterinary Technician Program. Dr. Fuerth is married to his wonderful wife, Norine and they have three beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn, Carissa and Katrina. When not practicing or teaching he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, playing and watching sports, reading a good book and of course spending time with his 5 four legged companions.
Dr. Nicole Drca
Graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, and joined the Emeryville Animal Hospital team in 2021. She loves all animals, but has a great fondness for her cats Cosmo and Mollie. Her favourite part about working in veterinary medicine is educating clients on how to keep their pets healthy. Dr. Drca grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario and is happy to be working so close to home! In her spare time, Dr. Drca can be found paddle boarding, horseback riding, bike riding, and reading.
Shaun is the Clinic Manager and has been with Emeryville Animal Hospital from the beginning. He won the OAVT Veterinary Technician of the Year Award in 2013. Shaun has a Jack Russel named Bing, who likes to escape sometimes; and a Terrier Mix rescue named Winnie. Shaun is a great handyman, which is always helpful in an animal hospital. He also enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Marion; son, Alex; daughter, Marlies; and grandson, Kaiden. Shaun is an avid home vintner and loves to experiment with different fruit wines.
Carey is a Registered Veterinary Technician and the Technician Supervisor at Emeryville Animal Hospital. She has been with the clinic for since 2001 and looks forward to many more exciting years here. She has special interests in exotic pet care and anesthesia. She has a 2-year-old pug named Patrick; and 2 wonderful boys, Zach and Mason. She keeps busy coaching both sons’ hockey teams and plays hockey herself. Carey loves to spend time with her Husband, Tim; riding ATVs, jetskis, and snowmobiles, ice fishing and camping. She has recently ventured into building her own chicken coop and learning how to raise chickens.
Sara is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined the team in 2009 and is the Kennel Supervisor. She has special interest in cats, exotics, and ultrasound. Before her time as a Technician Sara, held many internship positions in Dolphin Facilities and she has carried that passion with her to this day. In her down time Sara loves spending quality time with family and friends, scuba diving, and travelling. Her favourite escape is Bermuda. Sara has 3 cats: Sebastian, Savannah, and Sammy.
Emilie has been with Emeryville Animal Hospital as a Reregistered Veterinary Technician since 2011. She is also the Reception Supervisor and has a passion for making each visit a special experience. She has special interests in alternative therapies, nutrition, and patient advocacy. She enjoys camping, park dates, and nighttime walks with Vinny, the Bullterrier; her husband, Bryan; and daughter, Lilah. During her spare time, Emilie likes to plan parties, cultivate her photography skills and work on hers and Bryan’s newest Crazy Adventure; which have included rebuilding four-wheelers, Jet-Ski racing, and home renovations.
Krista is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from St. Clair College in 2016 and joined our team in October of 2019. She has special interest in senior pet care that follows her home to her own seniors Squeek the cat, Guido the Chihuahua and Rusty the Coonhound. Krista enjoys photography during her hiking and kayaking adventures, wood burning projects and riding horses. She also enjoys playing the saxophone in a few bands throughout Windsor and Essex County.
Nikki has been working at the clinic since 2010 and has held many roles, including Technician, Animal Care Aide, and Receptionist. She has three rescue pets: a Yorkie named Oliver, a Jack Russel named Truffles, a cat named Kitty Koo. Nikki loves the Toronto Maple Leafs and vacations with her family. She also enjoys trying new classes at the gym, baking, and shopping for antiques. You can always count on Nikki’s smile greeting you when you come to the clinic.
Aaron is a St. Clair College Veterinary Technician Program Class of 2020 Graduate. He joined our team in February 2019, working weekends while attending school; we are happy to have him as a Full-Time Registered Veterinary Technician now. Aaron is dedicated to exceptional patient care, ensuring your Pets are happy and relaxed during their visit. He has three dogs (Blue, Scout and Otis) that like to join him for walks and outdoor playtime. Aaron enjoys hiking and travelling. He dreams of visiting Australia with his wife, Jodi; and daughter, Abigail (so long as he doesn’t encounter any giant spiders).
Kira joined our team as a new St Clair College Graduate and Registered Veterinary Technician in 2020. She has four dogs, including two Jack Russells, Josie and Jax; Jax is a puppy from Josie. You can find them snuggled up with Kira on a Sunday afternoon, watching Netlfix. On a warm Sunny day, they’ll also gladly join her for an Urban Hike. Kira dreams of one day taking part in a Vets Without Borders Mission to help pets in under-developed countries.
Cindy has been a receptionist at Emeryville Animal Hospital for more than 21 years. She helps keep appointment files in order and is one of the first people you’ll see when you come to the clinic. She has a big, wonderful fur-family that includes 2 dogs, Marvin and Timmy; a cats, Pumpkin; a bearded dragon and a cockatiel. Cindy enjoys spending time with her children and attending their concerts.
Paulette has been working as the Trainer and Groomer at Emeryville Animal Hospital since 2008. She has over 30 years of experience and is a great resource for our Staff and Clients. Paulette is an adventurous soul, you can find her hiking, fishing, playing baseball, and going on exciting vacations. She especially loves the winter months when she can go snow mobiling and ice fishing. She also loves spending her weekends playing disc golf a taking long walks with Jessie James, her Pomeranian.
Jenna started with the clinic as a part-time Animal Care Aide and now with us Full-Time. When she isn’t here assisting with grooming and daycare, or keeping the clinic clean, she likes to spend her time reading. Jenna has two chiweenies, Gunner and Reggie, and a Bearded Dragon named Wilma. She has plans to return to school in the fall, but we hope to keep her as part of our team.
Ben joined Emeryville Animal Hospital as an Animal Care Attendant in the Spring of 2019. He is a gentle and caring assistant during your pet’s stay with us, whether it be for boarding or an exam. Ben enjoys spending quality time camping with his parents, two brothers and dog, Scout. He has been playing Hockey since he could walk and it is second nature for him. When he isn’t on the ice and the weather is nice, you can find Ben skateboarding.
Grayson was interviewed on his birthday for a position as an Animal Care Aide and has been helping keep the clinic clean and pets happy ever since. He has a Lakeland Terrier named Whiskey, two African Claw Frogs, and one Albino African Claw frog. He has interesting hobbies, including collecting Vinyl and Shellac records and antiques. He even recently purchased a Victorian Phonograph. Grayson has enjoyed his time with us and looks forward to his future at the Emeryville Animal Hospital.
Emilie is an Animal Care Aide who started working at the clinic back in February of 2019. Her most important task is as surgical assistant, helping ensure surgery is organized and that your furry ones get as many cuddles as possible. When not in the clinic, she enjoys reading and going on hikes with her two travel buddies, George, the British Shorthair, and Howie, the Lagotto.
Diana has been an Animal Care Attendant with the clinic since July2019. She cares for your Pets while they are with us; walking, feeding, and comforting them during exams and procedures. When she isn’t with a Pet, Diana can be found at reception helping with filing and carrying out food. Diana has two pets of her own: Missie the Schnoodle and Ringo the Hermit Crab. She is currently in school for Graphic Design and hopes to visit Australia one day.
Sydney joined our team in 2018 as a Volunteer and loved the animals so, that she was hired as a Animal Care Attendant the next year. Along with caring for the animal in the care of our hospital, she has her own to take care of. Including a dog named Kimber, a cat and 2 Guinea Pigs along with five chickens. She Enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding and reading in her spare time.
Joann started volunteering at the clinic in August 2011 as our “Comfort Specialist” after retiring from 40 years of sales in the packaged goods industry. We are lucky to have her here in this unique position, spending time petting and holding pets that are here for procedures, to make the day less stressful. Joann has a Black Lab named Mackie and also helps to care for her Mom’s Dog, Max. Joann and her husband Roger like to spend time with their grand-children. Joann also enjoys baking treats to bring to us at the clinic.