Dr. Susan Donatelli, Practice Owner
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; and a cat named Maggie. When she’s not busy at work, Dr. Donatelli enjoys quality time with her family and staying active with running.
Dr. Melanie Grant, Practice Owner
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 haspracticed as a small animal clinician inveterinary 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 andthey havethree beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn, Carissa and Katrina. When not practicing or teachinghe enjoys spending time with his family andfriends, travelling, playing and watching sports, reading a good book and of course spendingtime withhis 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.
Carey, R.V.T. & Practice Manager
Carey is a Registered Veterinary Technician and our Practice Manager.. She has been with the clinic since 2001 and looks forward to many more exciting years here. She has special interests in exotic pet care and anesthesia. She has 2 pugs, Patrick and Scarlet ; 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 also enjoys tending to her chicken coop and raising chickens.
Sara, R.V.T. & Technician Supervisor
Sara is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined the team in 2009 and is the Technician 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, snuggling with her cat, scuba diving, and travelling. Her favourite escape is Bermuda. .
Emilie, R.V.T. & Office Manager
Emilie has been with Emeryville Animal Hospital as a Reregistered Veterinary Technician since 2011 and is our Office Manager. Emilie 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; her daughter, Lilah; and her son, Deacon. During her spare time, Emilie likes to plan parties, grow her photography business 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.
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.
Tiffany is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from St.Lawrence College in 2013 and joined our team in spring 2022. She started out in shelter medicine, before taking a long pause in her career to raise her 2 wonderful children. Now that she has experience in a small animal medicine, Tiffany has a special interest in expanding her exotic pet care skills. In her spare time she enjoys at home workouts, volunteering at a local rabbit group, or cuddling up on the couch with her husband, 2 girls, corgi, 3 cats and bunny.
Mikhayla graduated from St. Clair College in 2018 and joined us as a Registered Veterinary Technician in July 2022 after time at another clinic. Emeryville Animal Hospital wasn’t all too unfamiliar to Mikhayla, as she completed her externship with us in 2017. Mikhayla enjoy video games, board games, camping and planning trips to visit family back home in Toronto with. She can also be found spending time with big brown tabby name Bennie and basset hound named Droopy! Her special interests in Veterinary medicine are radiograph and dentistry.
Lyara joined the team in November 2021 as a St. Clair College Veterinary Technician student. She’ll be graduating the program in April 2023, then begin the process of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Lyara’s pets have names that follow a tasty theme; Spaghetti and Meatball – her 2 rats, Pierogie the leopard gecko, Tater and Artie- her 2 cats, and Coco the dog. She has an affinity for lab work, orthopaedics, and the smelly or dirty parts of the job. When Lyara isn’t at the clinic or school, she passes her time playing Dungeons and Dragons or breaking a sweat at the gym.
Courtney joined Emeryville Animal Hospital in November 2022 as a St. Clair College Veterinary Technician student. She graduated University in 2021 with a bachelors of biology and now enjoys photography and time outdoors, when not working hard to complete her newest degree. Courtney has 5 pets: Charlie the cavapoo, Minnie the miniature schnauzer, and 3 pet mice. She is excited to graduate from the Veterinary Technician program in the spring of 2023 and complete her registration exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
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.
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.
Marissa started off volunteering at Emeryville Animal Hospital and because of her love in caring for animals, she started working as an Animal Care Attendant in July of 2021. She enjoys reading, hiking, and camping. She has 2 energetic Jack Russell Terriers (Mya and Max) and a cat named Maggie. Marissa is interested in pursuing a career in the Veterinary field.
Ryan started in June of 2019 as a volunteer at Emeryville Animal Hospital, then joined our team as an Animal Care Attendant April 2022. His house is full of pets to love, with 4 cats and a dog named Scout; but, don’t tell them that Moose (the tabby) is his favourite. Ryan enjoys days drawing or spending time outside rollerblading and gardening; he also dreams of travelling for school to explore the world and find his passion.
Alex is an Animal Care Aide who joined us in September 2022 after time at another local clinic. Her goal is to fulfill her life long passion for animals by one day becoming a Veterinarian. Alex is currently a student at the University of Windsor and spends her down time painting and drawing. She has two cats: Stanley and Annabelle; and a Vietnamese pot bellied pig named Maple.
Kennedy joined us in October of 2022 as an Animal Care Aide. She is currently a high school student and plans on attending McMasters University for a degree in the Arts and Science after graduation. Kennedy has two pets: a havanese/maltese mix named Max and a bengal named Mylo. She is also a competitive runner and a member of the track and field team.
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.