Staff

Dr. Kerri Katsalis -

Veterinarian/Owner

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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


Mary Wegrzyn -

Office Manager

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Mary has lived in Lansing most of her life. She has been married for over 25 years to Barry and they have 4 children. Emily, Michael, Anna, and Patrick. She also has 3 cats, Clawed, Elf and Fred, a snake, a guinea pig named Albert, a turtle named Stanley and 2 hermit crabs.

Mary has worked at Ridge Animal Clinic since 2006. She takes care of the clinic’s monthly bills. She also helps Dr. Katsalis with any clinic needs.





Becky Lapkovich -

Veterinary Technician

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Becky joined Ridge Animal Clinic in March of 2002. During that time, she has learned and grown personally and professionally. She loves the furry clients and well as their people! 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 Bryan and their furry family.




Christine Kowalik -

Veterinary Technician

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Christine 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 is a Crown Point, In resident who shares her home with her husband Dan and their 2 dogs. Sonja, a Doberman and Jessie, a Black Lab mix, who was rescued from the Humane Society in 2003.

In her free time, Chris enjoys crossword puzzles and being physically active out in her yard and flowerbeds.





Val Rietveld -

Receptionist

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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!










  • 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

Doctors do not have appointments available Monday through Friday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

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