Meet Our Team in Lakeland, FL
At Parkway Veterinary Emergency Clinic, our team consists of experienced veterinarians and veterinary professionals dedicated to providing exceptional after-hours emergency vet care to the pet community of Lakeland. Each member has been hand-selected for their role and brings a wealth of experience and skills unique to them. We are proud of each of our veterinary staff members! Learn more about the team that is taking care of your pet throughout the night. If you have any questions, give us a call today.
Rachel Pratt, DVM, MBA, MS (Nutrition), MS (Genetics)
Dr. Rachel Pratt received her undergraduate degree in animal biology and first master’s degree in animal nutrition at the University of Florida. She received an additional master’s degree and advanced to candidacy for her doctorate degree in genetics/proteomics at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Pratt went to veterinary school at Ross University and did her clinical year at North Carolina State University. She then received an MBA in international business summa cum laude from Louisiana State University- Shreveport and started her own nonprofit merging human and animal medicine while helping those less fortunate to receive proper medical care. Her clinical interests include both feline and canine internal medicine and surgery as well as “pocket pet” exotic species such as rodents, rabbits, reptiles, and birds. The only animals she will not see are primates. Dr. Pratt lives with her husband and two children. When she isn’t busy practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Pratt enjoys spending time with her family, participating in triathlons, and traveling around the world.
Dr. Erin Rothrock
Rissa is an absolute animal lover from Lakeland, FL. Originally joining our team in 2017, Rissa’s goal was to gain better knowledge of veterinary emergency services. Rissa has definitely grown that knowledge and is a dedicated and hard-working member of our team. Rissa is used to working as a team being one of five children. Just like most of our team members, Rissa loves animals outside of work as well, having three dogs, seven cats, and usually fostering any number of rescue pets.
Client Patient Coordinator
Leanna comes to us from right here in Lakeland. She has always loved being around animals and love being able to help them and their families. Leanna has two GSPs named Miller and Rhett. She enjoys working out, exercising, and spending time outdoors when she isn’t working.
Client Patient Coordinator
Marisol is one of the friendly voices you hear when you call our clinic. She joins us with a dream of helping animals when they need it most and learning through experience in this field that she is passionate about. In her free time, Marisol enjoys video games, reading, coloring, and especially going to Disney with her husband and daughter. Marisol has a 6-year-old cat named Blake and hopes to learn something new every day.
Renay is originally from Prestonsburg, KY, and enjoys spending time with her fiance and son while running a zoo at home. She is excited to grow and learn within her role in the veterinary field. Renay is a lover of all animals; which includes owning a variety of species of reptiles, green tree pythons being her favorite. She has two Catahoulas named Arrow & Brew and even has a passion for fish tanks, too. Renay is currently in college to obtain her CVT, but has 5 years of experience, 3 of which is in general practice.
Makayla joins our team to continue to grow in the veterinary field. She is working on finishing veterinary technician school and becoming certified to pursue her dream job. In her free time, Makayla enjoys spending time in the pool and with her two fur babies, Ivy and Janda.
Natasha joined our emergency veterinary team as part of our very first assistant apprenticeship program. She has always dreamed of working with animals so this career opportunity to learn and grow with our team was perfect. And she also hopes to one day work with exotic animals. Natasha is from Port Huron, Michigan but now calls Lakeland home. She enjoys any activities that involve being outdoors. Natasha has a wonderful large family which includes animal family members as well. She has three dogs, four cats, and two birds.
Meredith comes to us from Virginia. Working in the veterinary field allows her to be happy while doing something she loves. Meredith enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her brother, whom she is very close with. As part of the pet community, she has a dog named Koda that she loves very much. She is excited to continue to learn as much as possible throughout her career.