20170816 WestfordAnimal 0170 EditDr. Vickrey has been applying the fundamentals of fear free vet visits for her entire career and has always viewed herself as an educational partner with pet owners toward the goal of helping every pet live their best possible life. A native of northern California, she graduated from University of California, Davis in 2003. After practicing for 3 years outside Dayton, OH, she moved to Massachusetts. Dr. Vickrey worked as an associate at a small animal practice in Belmont, MA for 5 years before taking the leap into ownership. With the acquisition of Westford Animal Hospital in 2011, Dr. Vickrey has finally been able to start focusing on transforming the way pets and owners experience the veterinary relationship.

She is known by some as a "crazy cat lady" but has had many different species of pets in her life including dogs, fish, hamsters, mice, chickens and even a praying mantis. Dr. Vickrey and her husband have lived in Acton since 2010. Their current animal collection includes 5 cats, 5 goats, 5 chickens, and 2 small humans. In her spare time (yeah right!) she enjoys working outside in the garden, baking and cooking.