Our vets.

Lauren Aldrich

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On The Job

Dr. Lauren Aldrich enjoys engaging owners, referring veterinarians and her hospital team to achieve the best outcome for each patient. She is particularly interested in providing balanced and evidence-based pain relief during and after surgery.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, VT
Off Duty

Dr. Aldrich enjoys outdoor adventuring and yoga with her partner and playing drums.

Publications & Articles

Christopher Ferrell

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On The Job

Dr. Christopher Ferrell enjoys all types of minimally invasive procedures as well as neurologic surgery and looks forward to new developments in regenerative medicine.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, Medvet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus, OH
  • Internship, Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Off Duty

Dr. Ferrell likes to fish, play soccer and watch University of Georgia football. He has a boxer named Tyson and a miniature Australian shepherd named Sadie.

Brittany Hayes

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On The Job

Dr. Brittany Hayes is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is most interested in working with blocked cats and increasing her knowledge in pain management solutions.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Off Duty

Dr. Hayes enjoys reading, hiking, riding her bike, being outdoors and spending time with her three cats, a Maine coon named Dayman, a domestic shorthair named Troll and a Persian named Charlie.

Weston Heintz

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On The Job

Dr. Weston Heintz finds management of traumatic injuries and other intensive care cases particularly rewarding.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Chemistry, Graceland University, Lamoni IA
Off Duty

Dr. Heintz enjoys woodworking, fishing and hiking. Milo, a black mouth cur, is his furry family member.

Chelsea Huffman

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On The Job

Dr. Chelsea Huffman is especially interested in toxicity cases as well as wound and laceration repairs.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Off Duty

Dr. Huffman enjoys spending time with friends and family outdoors, playing basketball and drawing. She has a Saint Bernard named Athena, a pit bull mix named Boop and a rosy boa named Petunia.

Luis Lembcke

MV, MS, PhD

Oncology
On The Job

Dr. Luis Lembcke has diverse experience in the field of veterinary oncology. His professional areas of interest include immunotherapy, melanocytic tumors, urothelial tumors, electrochemotherapy, small animal cystoscopy and equine oncology. He is passionate about teaching and research, with his most notable publications evaluating the melanoma vaccine for dogs, horses and even African penguins. Dr. Lembcke continues to deliver oncology lectures at his former veterinary school in Peru.

Education
  • Residency, Comparative Oncology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Master of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Knoxville, TN
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative and Experimental Medicine, Cancer Immunology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Scientific University of the South, Lima, Peru
Off Duty

When not at work, Dr. Lembcke enjoys spending time with his wife, going to the beach, surfing, reading, playing soccer and spending time with his pets.

Jonathan Levine

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Los Angeles CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, University of South Florida, Tampa

Jennifer Meredith

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Patti Sages

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On The Job

Dr. Patti Sages enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Miami, FL

Richard Scroggin

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On The Job

Dr. Richard Scroggin was a general practitioner for a number of years in canine, feline and exotic medicine before entering his internship, for which he was awarded the honor of Intern of the Year. A few years later, he was awarded Best Petside Manner from the Dallas Observer. His particular clinical interests include endoscopy, ultrasound, immune-mediated disorders, gastrointestinal disease, metabolic disease and neoplasia.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Centers of America, Berwyn and Franklin Park, IL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Off Duty

Dr. Scroggin likes to fish, ride his bike and try to play the guitar.