Growing up an army brat, Cheala was born in Lahr Germany. Following postings to Ontario and back to Lahr for a second time, her family settled in Nova Scotia when she was ten. She has had a great love and compassion for all animals since a very young age. As she got older this love grew into a desire to help animals and her dream of being a veterinarian. Following her dream she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1999. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004 and has been practicing small animal medicine ever since.
Having worked in an SPCA prior to veterinary school Cheala has a soft spot for homeless and neglected animals. Therefore, she does not hesitate to help with the animals brought into the hospital through its affiliations with organizations like CARMA, the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue, the Charlotte County SPCA, the Greyhound Rescue and the Curly Adams Fund. She often find these cases the most rewarding.
Recognizing the special bond that people have with their pets her interest has always been with companion animals. She finds nothing more satisfying than being able to help a pet regain their health and help strengthen their bond with their owners. And when that is not possible she empathizes with the clients loss of their beloved companion.
Dr. Fralic joined the Fairvale team in 2009 and lives in Quispamsis with her husband, three cats, dog and guinea pig. Cheala enjoys going for walks, reading and having fun with her husband and furry four legged family.