Dr. Shyla Franklin

Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Shyla Franklin has been practicing veterinary medicine as a general practitioner and emergency veterinarian for the past sixteen years. Originally from Chicago, she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science in 2000 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In 2004, she proceeded to receive a Doctorate’s Degree of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois-Veterinary Medical College while simultaneously interning at Brookfield Zoo. Dr. Franklin also study abroad at The University of Western Australia in Perth, where she cared for some of the world’s most exotic animals. Practicing most of her professional career in Southern California, Dr. Franklin’s portfolio included a number of celebrity clientele. She has now returned home where she feels invigorated to service the great city that raised her. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, mentoring, and dermatology.

Dr. Franklin and her husband, Edwin, have a beautiful 3-year old son named Maverick and are hoping to soon expand their family through adoption. They are also parents to a 9-year old Siberian Husky named Blue Ice and a 13-year old cat named Misty. Not one to forget the importance of a little R&R, on her off time Dr. Franklin enjoys spending time with her family watching movies, traveling, eating great food and entertaining. Her personal interests include writing, acting, dancing and exploring the never-ending universe.