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 Bachelors 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 Masters 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 came 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 3 fur babies, a boxer named Vespa, a French bulldog named Poopers and an English Bulldog named Sookie. She enjoys working with the community and spending time with family. She is working everyday 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 and a dilute torti 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 down time 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.
Cristina Catasús, DVM – Black Creek Pet Clinic
Dr. Cristina Catasús is originally from Gainesville, FL, where she was first introduced to veterinary medicine as an avid participant in equestrian sports. After so many years riding and showing horses, she couldn’t imagine a job doing anything else other than veterinary medicine. She began her pursuit of a career at Jacksonville University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Later, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2011. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Catasús completed an internship at the New Jersey Equine Clinic where she treated mostly race horses and performance horses. Next, she completed a second internship at the Miami Seaquarium where she worked with a variety of marine animals. Now, she is very excited to be part of the Black Creek team where her goal is to treat every pet like a member of the family. In her free time Dr. Catasús still enjoys horseback riding. She has her own horse, an off the track thoroughbred, named Lucky Sofia and a cat named Sochi. She also enjoys traveling, kayaking and spending time with her husband and daughter.