Meet Your Westchase UrgentVet Team
Your after hours Westchase veterinarian is here for you
when your pet can’t wait to feel better.
what urgent means.
Our UrgentVet mission is simple: We want to be here for your pet when your primary care vet can’t. Our goal is to provide quick, convenient, affordable care 365 days a year. Think of us as urgent care for pets in Westchase, Florida. We’ll be there when you need us most.
Dr. Ashley Lackey
Dr. Lackey graduated from The University of South Florida earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with animal concentration and Psychology Minor. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and finished her clinical year at Louisiana State University. During her time in veterinary school, she had the benefit of being involved with research alongside the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network. Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, with a particular interest in emergency medicine and surgery. Her favorite pastimes include fitness training, traveling, and spending time outdoors with friends and family. She also enjoys spending time with her feisty but loving cat, Roo.
Amanda Ziegler, Clinic Manager
Amanda has spent 17 years in the veterinary industry, her first job was caring for wildlife, and working in the kennel for a Humane Society in Ohio. After moving to Florida, she was able to build her skills as a Veterinary Technician working in many different settings including shelter medicine, general practice and emergency/critical care. Finding this passion as a technician led to wanting to make a difference in her co-workers lives as well as the animals, and she decided to transition into management. Amanda has been in management for several years and joined our UrgentVet team as the Clinic Manager this year, opening our first Florida location. She is looking forward to helping pets, in the Westchase and Tampa Bay community.
Amanda spends her free time enjoying the outdoors including photography, kayaking, and snorkeling. She also enjoys time with her family and pets at home or at live events. She has 2 dogs (Rhea, and Adelaide) and 3 cats (Kratos, Adam, and Pi).
Dealing with an illness or injury can be nerve-wracking for you and your pet. That’s why we’ve designed our clinics with a soothing and calming experience in mind to relieve that extra stress.