The friendly, professional staff at VCA Westbury Animal Hospital and Pet Care Center is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Heather Caughey joined VCA Westbury in early 2021. She grew up in the Northeast, and graduated from a small engineering school, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with a Bachelor's of Science in Biotechnology and Chemistry. After some time in medical device and pharmaceutical research, she made the leap to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue her DVM, and completed her clinical training at Purdue University of Veterinary Medicine.
After getting a taste for tropical weather living in St. Kitts, she and her family decided to move south when their blood thinned too much for New England winters. Dr. Caughey has a strong interest in surgery and providing stress-free veterinary care. She also enjoys seeing a broad range of species in practice, just no birds!
When outside the office, Dr. Caughey is in full-fledged "soccer mom" mode with her son Ryan and her husband who is also a Veterinarian. She enjoys all sports (particularly soccer and American football) and loves to travel anywhere she can scuba dive. She's also "mom" to her loving crazy dog, Brisket.