709 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703

Open Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 5PM, Sat & Sun: Closed


Open Mon-Fri: 5PM to 10PM, Sat: 12PM to 8PM, Sun: 12PM to 6PM

West Lynn Veterinary Clinic Request an Appointment 512-482-8600
Dr. Elizabeth Ashbaugh

Dr. Elizabeth Ashbaugh

Dr. Ashbaugh was born in and grew up in Austin, Texas. She attended The University of Texas in Austin where she studied music and chemistry. She then attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. While at Texas A&M, she participated in research and publications that focused on the genetics and biological control of the Red Imported Fire Ant in Texas—nasty buggers!

After veterinary school, Dr. Ashbaugh moved to Colorado and pursued a small animal internship and Emergency and Critical Care residency at Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialty Hospital.  Once completed, she knew she wanted to move back to Texas (shoveling snow is a lot of work!!).  Dr. Ashbaugh practiced as an emergency veterinarian and managed an emergency department for 8 years before being led in a different path.  In 2015, she moved into general veterinary medicine.  Since that time, she has found a new love for her patients and their humans.   Her professional interests include senior wellness care, internal medicine with complex case management and, of course, emergency medicine and surgery.  She loves client education and, be careful or she will talk with you for hours.  Dr. Ashbaugh has published papers in such topics of Smoke Inhalation in Dogs, Toxicities of Dogs, Intestinal Foreign Bodies and Nasal Disease. 

Dr. Ashbaugh is married with one very active little boy.  She is active in volunteer work with her church.  She is passionate about music and has been a musician for over 20 years—she and her husband met in music school at UT.  She enjoys adventures with her family, especially if they involve wide-open spaces such as Big Bend.  Besides a budding small ninja (aka 8-yr boy), Dr. Ashbaugh has a golden retriever named Bella Boo and they are all in the service of a demanding, spoiled tabby name Mau Man.