Meet Our Team

Our after hours emergency clinic is staffed by a caring, compassionate team to provide the best medical care for your critically ill or injured family pet.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Education: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Pets: Zoey – 2 year old, Great Pyrenees Mix and Quinn – 1.5 year old, Calico

Dr. Lura joined the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Petersburg in August of 2016. While he loves critical care and emergency medicine, he also has a strong interest in surgery and dentistry. Dr. Lura completed his Undergrad studies at University of South Florida – GO BULLS! After that, he completed Veterinary School at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Hobbies: scuba diving, biking and pretty much anything that involves him being outdoors. In his free time he spends the majority of it exploring local underwater scuba diving sites and remodeling his new home.

Hobbies: running, volleyball, basketball, hiking, camping, and TRAVELING! I love experiencing different cultures and exploring different areas of the world.

Education: Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine basketball, hiking, camping, and TRAVELING! I love experiencing different cultures and exploring different areas of the world.

Pets: Zoe – White Shepherd/Husky mix basketball, hiking, camping, and TRAVELING! I love experiencing different cultures and exploring different areas of the world.

Dr. Sarver moved from Wisconsin and joined the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Petersburg in March of 2016. While she loves critical care and emergency medicine, she also has a strong interest in internal medicine and ophthalmology. Dr. Sarver completed her Undergrad studies at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. After that, she completed Veterinary School at Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (Go Badgers!) basketball, hiking, camping, and TRAVELING! I love experiencing different cultures and exploring different areas of the world.

Hobbies: running, volleyball, basketball, hiking, camping, and TRAVELING! I love experiencing different cultures and exploring different areas of the world.

Dr. Zager was born and raised in Florida. He grew up in Miami, and is a graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a special interest in wound management, clinical pathology, and integrative medicine.

Hobbies
In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as running, kayaking, hiking, and traveling. He has a goal to visit at least two National Parks per year. He spends his downtime with his fiancé and three large mixed-breed dogs. He enjoys visiting all the local restaurants and bars Saint Pete has to offer, and is a supporter of locally owned small business.

Additional DVMs on staff

Dr. Jamie Scarpino
Dr. Lucille Kohut

Meet Our Staff

Hospital Manager, Angela Canning, received her degree of Certified Veterinary Technician from St. Petersburg College. Originally from Ohio, she has lived in Florida since she was a child. She knew at a young age her career choice would lead her to work with animals, and she feels very fortunate to still be able to do so after 25 years in the field.

Education: St. Petersburg College

Hobbies: When not managing the Emergency Clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, biking or just hanging out with her girls

Pets: Mango and Squirmy

Sarah was born and raised in Michigan. As a young child she knew working with animals was her passion. She started the Veterinary Technician program in Detroit, MI and transferred to Louisville, KY where this became her home for 6 years. In 2014, Sarah moved to Florida and obtained her Veterinary Technician License.

Hobbies:
In Sarah’s free time, she loves spending time with her pets, boyfriend, family and friends. She also enjoys swimming, walking, sports, nature and traveling!

Pets:
Roxy, Cyclone and Reni