Dr. Ashley Emanuele - Veterinarian


Ashley Emanuele graduated with a degree in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, before transplanting to North Carolina.

Once in the south, she worked as an aquatics curator at the local natural history museum before attending NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Ashley spent five years in exotics-exclusive private practice and became North Carolina's first Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. Ashley is currently the President of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians, a member of the AVMA Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee, and juggles clinical exotics work with in-home euthanasia, teaching veterinarians and vet students every chance she gets, and mom life with three young kids. She is passionate about demystifying aquatics and exotics, and making excellent care for these unusual species achievable for all vets.

In her spare time, Dr. Emanuele likes baking, hiking, talking to her houseplants, reading with her kids, and sitting by the fire pit with her partner.