We provide hands-on consulting for veterinary practices, and specialize in laboratory optimization and growth. We identify and craft fully customizable, tangible tools and projects to boost productivity, efficiency, and profitability for veterinary practices.
Our significant experience in the equine industry as an owner, caretaker, and rider--plus years managing a large equine hospital laboratory--give us valuable dual-insights into both veterinary practices and their target markets.
Rachel A. Lemcke, BS, MS
Rachel is the founder of Amwell Data Services, a full-service independent veterinary laboratory consulting agency. She formed Amwell Data Services to help give veterinarians and their teams more margin, with the larger goal of helping make careers in veterinary medicine more sustainable.
Her diverse scientific background and love of
animals--particularly horses--made for a great fit as
a Laboratory Manager for nearly four years at a
large private equine referral hospital. Throughout her
time in the industry, she realized many veterinary
practices aren't leveraging their laboratory services
as well as they could for overall practice stability
and growth. From pricing analysis to equipment and
test selection, to improving workflow efficiencies,
Rachel is dedicated to morphing the veterinary
laboratory into a thriving, evolving asset for vets and
Beyond the lab, she's an avid orchid grower and enthusiast, amateur watercolor and acrylics painter, and adoptive mom of 15-going-on-5 years old farm cat/favorite coworker "Sneakers."
BS, Animal Science with Business Minor
Berry College, 2013
MS, Animal Science
Cornell University, 2017
Select Recent Research & Publications
Awarded a 2020 American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) Research Grant
Research Topic: Evaluating the Connection Between Lameness and Lyme Disease in Sport Horses
Est. Presentation Date: 2023
K. Clark & R. Lemcke
"Utilization of Serum Amyloid A in Managing the Clinical Progression of Equine Bacterial Pneumonia"
Poster Presentation, 2019 ACVIM Forum, Phoenix, AZ
Oral Presentation, 2019 Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures, Australia
Manuscript, Ready for Submission
R. Lemcke, R. Belgrave
"Pathogen Surveillance of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Racehorses"
Manuscript, In Progress, March 2018
R. Lemcke, R. Belgrave, R. Keene
"Performance assessment of different diagnostic assays to identify EPM-affected horses in a clinical setting"
Oral Presentation, 2nd EPM Society Workshop, Tahoe City, CA, October 2017
Manuscript with Update and Expansion, Ready for Submission
R. Lemcke, R. Belgrave, J. Morrow, N. Pusterla
"Anti-Müllerian hormone type II receptor in avian follicle development"
Biology of Reproduction, 2018
R. Lemcke, C. Stephens, K. Hildebrandt, P. Johnson
Rachel’s career in the sciences began at Berry College, where she accepted an Undergraduate Research position. She helped conduct large research projects on quantitative genetics and population structure of Angus cattle, as well as canine and equine spermatogonial stem cells. Her advisor still raves about her meticulous organizational skills, diligence, and ability to focus.