Welcome to Ridge Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in LANSING IL

Call us at (708) 474-3100
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (708) 474-3100!

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If you live in LANSING or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Kerri Katsalis is a licensed IL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Ridge Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Kerri Katsalis has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our LANSING veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (708) 474-3100 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our LANSING veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for LANSING pet owners.

At Ridge Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Kerri Katsalis
LANSING Veterinarian | Ridge Animal Clinic | (708) 474-3100

3667 RIDGE RD
LANSING, IL 60438 3383

Meet Our Staff

  • Dr. Kerri Katsalis

    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 Hometown: Dyer,In Pets: Tank

Location

Office Hours

Lansing Office

Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "The RAC staff is very friendly and caring. They welcomed both Drake and Elly May to the RAC family with open arms."
    A.F.
  • "I've been tsking my dogs to Ridge for over 20 years. They have always done a wonderful job with them. Including two litters of b Shetland Sheepdog puppies. The Dr's. Are great. I usually see Dr Kerri bit not always. They answer questions. The Techs Are nice and careful with my digs5. Of you have an emergency, like a bee sting, they'll see you immediately. I haven't found one negative in all the years."
    Jan K.
  • "I WOULDN'T TRUST ANYONE ELSE! AMAZING! EXCELLENT! THE BEST!"
    Katherine Y.

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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