B. Craig Price, DVM, and Tamera Lowe – Owners
Dr. Craig Price and his wife of over 35 years, Tamera, are the fearless leaders and owners of
Black Creek Veterinary Hospital. Both are graduates of the University of Florida where they met while earning their Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science. Dr. Price graduated in 1986 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
while Tamera earned her Masters in Science Education that same year. Together they built their dream by opening Black Creek Veterinary Hospital in August 1988. While Dr. Price has continued to enthusiastically provide high-quality veterinary medicine, Tamera’s role has evolved from the combined position of Practice Manager, Technician, and kennel staff to what she now fondly describes as “Crowd Control”.
Since that time their family has grown to include their now-adult children and their spouses: Dr. Caley and Michael Sciardi, Tori and Ryan Aplin, and Wyatt Price.
Now after over 30 years of navigating the changes of family, work, and life, they both remain committed to the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of veterinary medicine, the bond they share with the families of their furry, feathered, and hoofed patients, their ever growing
Caley Sciardi, DVM
Dr. Caley Sciardi grew up watching her father work with animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to do the same. After getting her undergraduate and Master’s degree at the University of Florida she traveled and lived in Australia with her now-husband working at a veterinary specialist hospital. A year later she started at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical College and graduated in 2016. During school, she worked with a group that worked towards improving the populations of feral cat colonies as a TNR (trap, neuter/spay, return) program. She also realized her passion for surgery and dentistry. Since finishing she has come back to work with her father, Dr. Craig Price, at Black Creek Veterinary Hospital.
She now lives in Lake Asbury with her growing family consisting of Michael, her husband, and two children, Luca and Juniper, and 5 fur babies, a boxer – Vespa, two French bulldogs – Poopers and Valley, an English Bulldog – Sookie and a cat named Tucco. She enjoys working with the community and spending time with family. She is working every day with clients and their pets striving for high-quality medical care.
Lindsey Diley, DVM
Dr. Lindsey Diley started her career with her sights set on human medicine—physical therapy, to be specific. But then, after her first job at an animal hospital, she fell in love! Dr. Diley graduated from vet school at the University of Florida in 2007, where she also holds a B.S. in Animal Science. Coming to Black Creek since earning her DVM, Dr. Diley loves the caring, supportive environment created by her co-workers, and the great community of people and animals she works with. The innate challenges of veterinary medicine and the joy that comes from helping patients is truly the greatest reward.
Her practice interests include cardiology, pocket pets, and emergency medicine—she has also done relief work at Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic since 2007. At home, Dr. Diley enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, camping, and going to Disney. She has an Aussie mix named Atticus, a toy Poodle named Amelia, and a dilute tortie cat named Lily. She lives in Orange Park with her husband, Scott, and their two children Mace and Nora.
Amy McGinness, DVM
Dr. Amy McGinness is originally from Chicago, but moved to Orange Park with her family when she was in junior high. She is a graduate of Middleburg High School, the University of Florida (B.S. Zoology ’03), and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine where she became a full DVM in 2007. Dr. McGinness’s history with Black Creek dates back quite a bit—she actually worked at the hospital as a kennel tech in her high school years and during college. Her schooling completed, she returned to the Middleburg area, and is happy to continue her career in veterinary medicine at the very same practice where she first got her start working with animals.
Dr. McGinness’s special interests include ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine, and she loves working with so many wonderful people who truly love their jobs. Dr. McGinness also handles social media outreach for BCVH, and in her time off enjoys traveling, reading, photography, and music. She has two dogs Pi and Alice.
Ashley Spencer, DVM
Dr. Ashley Coxen Spencer was born and raised in Green Cove Springs, FL. As a young child, Dr. Spencer would dress up the family dog, Gator and play doctor. Her love for animals was fostered by her parents with many pets to come. She went to high school at Clay High thinking she would become a nurse, but as she entered into her years at UF she quickly turned back into the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Spencer earned her Bachelors in Animal Science with a specialization in Animal Biology from UF in 2014. She wasted no time heading straight into their veterinary program, earning her DVM from UF in 2018. Dr. Spencer is the newest member of the veterinary team at Black Creek Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Spencer’s primary interests include small animal medicine, small ruminants, and horses.
In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her husband, Travis, friends, and family. Dr. Spencer has a multitude of fur children including Snoop and Tucker (pictured above), Kahlua, and Java. Dr. Spencer enjoys riding and spending time with her two horses, Huey and Raven as well. When not at work she is generally preparing for her next Disney Half Marathon.
Whitney Kapelka, DVM – Black Creek Pet Clinic
Dr. Whitney Kapelka is the newest member of the Black Creek family. She grew up here in north Florida and obtained her B.S. in Biology at UCF. She then moved to Knoxville for veterinary school at the University of Tennessee, where she became a die-hard Volunteers fan. Dr. Kapelka completed an externship at Black Creek while in vet school and loved it so much that she decided to join the team following graduation! She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a passion for internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. Forming relationships with people and their furry family members is the most rewarding aspect of the job!
In her free time, Dr. Kapelka enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, boating, and traveling. She has 2 Shiba Inus named Rocky and Briar, and a Siamese cat named Remi.
Dr. Wyatt Price, BVSc
Bio coming soon!