Dr. Lawler is a 1995 graduate of NYSCVM at Cornell University.
Throughout her veterinary career, spay/neuter surgery has been her focus. She has travelled extensively and has participated in spay/neuter clinics in India, Mexico, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, American Samoa, Hawaii and on the reservations in the American Southwest. Dr Lawler joined Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2005 and became chief surgeon of the San Antonio operations in 2007.
Dr Lawler was named the Executive Director of SNAP in 2015.
In 2021 Dr Lawler was Named the American Humane Hero Veteranarian.
Dr. Lawler has decided to begin her next chapter, with the opening of Lawler Veterinary Essentails, allowing her to continue her mission to care for animals while being closer to her parents.