About Us

Dr. Ashley Emanuele Oak City Aquatics

Dr. Ashley Emanuele has spent her life learning about and promoting excellent veterinary care for aquatic animals.  In 2016, she became North Carolina's first Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, a distinction provided by the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. At this time, there are less than 100 CertAqV's in the world.

About Dr. Emanuele

Dr. Ashley Emanuele Oak City Aquatics

Experience and Professionalism

Dr. Emanuele is passionate about providing stress-free, comprehensive care for aquatic animals in their own environments.  Her main professional interests are in the nutrition, ophthalmology, surgery, and preventative care of aquatic species.  Prior to attending NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked in the Living Collections department of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences as an aquatics technician.

Dr. Ashley Emanuele Oak City Aquatics

Where Passion Meets Compassion

Dr. Emanuele received her B.S. in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  She spent every spare moment in her university's wetlab, raising cuttlefish for a thesis project. Dr. Emanuele is a member of the executive board of the American Association of Fish Vets, serves on the AVMA's Animal Welfare Committee, and teaches fellow veterinarians about fish medicine at national conferences several times a year.  In her (rare) spare time, she also operates an in-home euthanasia veterinary practice, gardens, bakes, and wrangles three kids with her husband.