Dr. Kerri Katsalis – Veterinarian/Owner
Dr. Katsalis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-veterinary medicine with minors in chemistry and environmental biology in 1980 from Augustana College, Rock Island, Il. While working on a PhD program in Biotechnology and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology she worked in the chemistry field and then in the pharmaceutical field dealing with FDA regulations of pharmaceuticals. In 1986 she was accepted into the veterinary program at Ross University in New York, with their base located on the Island of St. Kitts, West Indies. She purchased Ridge Animal Clinic in 2000. It has certainly been quite an experience watching the clinic grow over the years. She enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery, especially with a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to improve their clinical knowledge and skills. Along with Dino and her daughter Gabrielle, Dr.Katsalis shares her home with their Shorkie Zu Tank.
Education: Ross University
Mary – Office Manager
Mary has lived in Lansing most of her life. She has been married for almost 30 years to her loving husband and they have 4 children. Her family loves all animals and they have a snake, 2 bearded dragons and also 3 cats: Clawed, Elf and Fred.
Mary has worked at Ridge Animal Clinic since 2006. She is our amazing office support and handles much of the behind scenes paper work. Mary also loves to represent Ridge Animal Clinic at all of the community functions.
Becky – Veterinary Technician
Becky joined Ridge Animal Clinic in March of 2002. She loves all the furry cats and dogs that come in. She will go out of her way to make sure the clients and their pets feel comfortable.
In her free time, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her husband and their extended furry family.
Chris – Veterinary Technician
Chris is a 1987 graduate of Parkland College, Veterinary Technician program in Champaign, Illinois. She is a licensed technician in Indiana and Illinois. She joined the Ridge family in July 2010 and even after all these years is still very enthusiastic about the Veterinary profession.
Chris shares her home with her husband and enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors tending to her flowerbeds and gardens. She also enjoys crossword puzzles.
Val – Receptionist
Val joined the Ridge Animal Clinic team in 2005. She grew up in Lansing and used to be a client herself at Ridge.
Val shares her home with her canine and feline “fuzzies” and loves her daily interaction with our clients and their pets. She feels right at home here with her second family!
Jennifer – Practice Manager
Jennifer has been with Ridge Animal Clinic since Summer of 2017. She loves coming into work and seeing all of the wonderful pets that come in each day.
On her days off she enjoys spending time with her family and small zoo. She has 2 dogs (Sully and Sampson), 2 cats (Avory and Missy), a bearded dragon (Toothless), and a fish (Meow) -so far. She enjoys spending as much time outdoors visiting local zoos and museums with her husband and son.
Angel – Veterinary Technician
Angel has been a part of Ridge Animal Clinic since summer of 2017. She has many years previous experience in the veterinary field and enjoys working with animals.
She currently lives with her husband and her beautiful dog Charlotte. Angel enjoys music and traveling with her husband to races and finding antique treasures along their way.
Ale – Technician Assistant
Ale is a local resident that loves all animals. She started her veterinary career right here at Ridge Animal Clinic in 2018. She loves learning about the veterinary medical field and making her way to Veterinary Technician status.
Ale enjoys to cook new and exciting meals, and loves to read in her spare time. She lives with her family and her crazy dog Jock.