Dr. Niran Sabanathan was born in Sri Lanka. The family moved to Zambia, then Toronto and finally to Calgary. Dr. Sabanathan completed a B.Sc. in Zoology in Calgary, then graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After working for four years in Goose Bay, Labrador, he and his wife, Radha, moved to Edmonton. They have one son, Keshavaran. When he is not working, Dr. Sabanathan loves reading, writing, photography, and hiking.