Dr. Zubin Emmanuel
Veterinarian & Hospital Owner
Dr. Emmanuel spent five years at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He has been in the veterinary field since 2006. Dr. Emmanuel decided to be a veterinarian when he was seven years old after volunteering at an animal shelter. He felt powerless to help the many suffering pets. He did work in television for many summers during vet school to make ends meet, and considered switching careers briefly – but only for a moment! What he likes best about his job is being able to both provide relief to suffering animals. He also loves his team and enjoys watching them grow and advance in the field. He currently has two dogs – a chocolate lab mix called Apollo and a German Shepherd Mix dog called Kona. Something interesting about Dr. Emmanuel is that he is half English and half Singaporean. He was also a sailor in the Singapore navy for two and a half years before veterinary school. He also claims to be a killer on the dance floor!
Dr. Giles Little
Veterinarian & Hospital Owner
Dr. Little spent three years at the University of Saskatchewan getting his undergraduate degree and four years at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada, where he graduated in 1997. His grandfather was a veterinarian in England. When Dr. Little was younger, he would spend some time with his grandfather at his practice, which is where he developed the interest in making veterinary medicine his career. What he likes best about his job is the variety. No two days or pets are ever the same. There are always new pets, new people, and new medical experiences and challenges. His wife is also a veterinarian (Dr. Shannon Little), and they work in the practice together. They have a 4-year-old Golden Retriever named Clover. They also have a 16 year-old cat named Woolley and a 14 year old cat named Olive. Alongside their pets, they have two beautiful children, 10 year-old Emily and 8 year-old Olivia. In his spare time, Dr. Little enjoys sailing.
Dr. Shelly Aber
Dr. Shelly Aber joined our team part-time in April of 2011, and she also works as a relief vet throughout the area. She received her undergraduate at Virginia Tech in Wildlife in 1993 and graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with honors in 1999. Dr. Aber has always known she wanted to work in veterinary medicine and was part of the 4H club in high school. At one point she considered being a large animal practitioner. Her favorite part of the job is surgery, especially open wound repairs. As she is a hockey lover, each of her French Bulldogs has a hockey-related name– Puck, Biscuit, Deke, and Zamboni! She also has a 135-gallon salt water fish tank, containing coral and fish. She has also recently acquired 6 Cochin hens. In her free time Shelly plays a goalie on her ice hockey team, and she enjoys the symphony, opera, landscape painting (particularly oils), cooking, and any sport but especially sumo wrestling. An interesting fact about Dr. Aber is that she was a black belt in Ninjitsu in college.