Meet Our Talented Veterinarians

Lauren Longley, DVM

General Practitioner and Medical Director

Dr. Lauren Longley grew up in the heart of San Francisco, received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine with honors from The University of New Hampshire, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Florida in 2013. After working as a veterinarian in California and Arizona for five years, Dr. Longley is excited to have found a home at Ace Animal Hospital, and looks forward to developing strong bonds with her clients, patients, and team. Her interests include preventative care, surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and feline medicine.

Dr. Longley is thrilled to lead the team at Ace Animal Hospital and she has enjoyed getting to know the Fremont community. She strives to make a difference in helping pets to live longer, healthier, and happier lives – and achieve each pet’s optimum quality of life.

In Dr. Longley’s spare time, she plays hockey, competes on the U.S. RollerSoccer team, and loves to travel. She recently adopted a kitten after treating him for an upper respiratory infection.

Jatinderpal Chahal, DVM

General Practitioner and Co-Founder

As a child growing up in Punjab, India, Dr. Chahal experienced the loss of a family dog to a splenic tumor, which affected him in such a manner that it encouraged him to seek a life caring for animals. He adds, “I grew up in a rural environment in close proximity to animals. I fed cattle and dogs and developed a relationship with these animals, which guided me to become a veterinarian.”

For his veterinary studies, Dr. Chahal attended the College of Veterinary Science at Punjab Agriculture University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. His areas of professional interest include internal medicine, surgery, and laser surgery and therapy. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a graduate of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program at Louisiana State University’s College of Veterinary Science.

At home he has an English Bulldog named Princess Roni-Roo. Dr. Chahal’s interests include soccer, listening to music and reading books.

Parminder Aulakh, DVM

General Practitioner and Co-Founder

Ever since his early childhood in Punjab, India, Dr. Aulakh has held a love for animals, which deepened after saving a small bird from a roadside when he was 12-years-old. Now that he is a veterinarian, he says he enjoys being able to help speechless creatures.

For his veterinary studies Dr. Aulakh attended the College of Veterinary Science at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana Punjab where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. His areas of professional interest include emergency medicine and he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Aulakh and his wife Harmant, also a veterinarian, have a young daughter, Jessica, who enjoys dancing, singing and coming to the Hospital to play with the puppies.

Dr. Aulakh’s interests include tennis, golf and exploring technology.

Shrija V. Desai, DVM

General Practitioner

Dr. Shrija Desai was born and raised here in Fremont, California.  Her love and compassion for animals also began with her family Golden Retriever, Missy. She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Georgia. In her career thus far, she has worked mostly with dogs and cats, but has also treated exotics and pocket pets, including the collection at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park!

Dr. Desai has been a part of the Ace Animal Hospital family for over a year now and strives to provide quality care for her patients. Her interests include surgery, dentistry and internal medicine. Additionally, Dr. Desai enjoys discussing proper nutrition for her patients and educating pet owners on the importance of preventative care medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with her friends, family and most importantly her dog Khaleesi. Dr. Desai is an avid traveler and on a trip in 2014 came home with more than a souvenir. Dr. Desai rescued Khaleesi on an adventure in the Caribbean! Over the past year, Dr. Desai has enjoyed getting to know all of the wonderful patients and dedicated clients of Ace Animal Hospital. She also enjoys meeting new clients and welcoming patients to our hospital!