Ellen Lucey, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Ellen Lucey received her doctor’s degree in veterinary medicine in 1980 when she graduated from the University of Minnesota. Later that same year she became an associate veterinarian at Tri-City Veterinary Hospital and Acacia Cat Clinic. She later became an owner of the hospital. Her hospital has been through some changes over the years, including most recently a complete change in venue, but she remains the proud medical director of what is now called VCA Tri-City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital.

Dr. Lucey enjoys being involved in many aspects of veterinary medicine as it allows her to constantly stay up to date with the many changes that affect the profession of veterinary medicine. Most recently, she has been instrumental in helping the hospital obtain the Silver Standard Cat Friendly certification from the American Association of Feline Practitioners which she has been a member of since 1995. She is also a member of The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Lucey takes great pleasure in helping to enrich the bond between pets and their owners. She has developed many long term relationships with our clients, often seeing several generations of families with their pets.

Outside of work, Dr. Lucey enjoys visiting her family. At home, she keeps company with 3 mischievous cats and one lovable golden retriever. They in turn keep her company when she’s gardening or just taking time to read a good book.