Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Old Trail Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who believe in teamwork. Our team prides itself on making sure both you and your pet are comfortable and kept informed regarding the health of your pet. We make every effort to ensure that you'll have a positive experience while visiting our hospital. We will treat your pet as if they our one of our own. That means we treat them like family.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Gary Lukacs
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Gary Lukacs grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida Colldge of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After graduation, he entered a mixed animal practice doing primarily dairy production medicine. Over the years, he gradually transitioned to all small animals. He joined our staff in 2002.

"I chose the veterinary profession because growing up, I watched my own pets get sick and wanted to understand and help them in some manner. The opportunity to work with such a wide variety of animals from pets to wildlife, the excitement of learning a new surgical technique or treatment, and sharing the g...

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Shawnee G.
CVT Hospital Manager
Shawnee graduated in from the YTI Vet Technician program in 2014. From there, she received her license to be a certified technician and began work with VCA in 2015.  Shawnee has worked in many different roles across 3 hospitals with VCA. 

She has 2 boxers (Grim and Outlaw), 1 cat, a ball python, and a crested gecko. In her spare time, she loves riding her motorcycle, art, and reading.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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