Adam – Director of Operations
Adam has a degree in operations management from Kansas State University. He currently manages 3 clinics, Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in Papillion, and our newest addition to the veterinary family, Skyline Veterinary Clinic in Elkhorn. He is married to Joanne, who is the owner of Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha. They have five children: Jack, Lucy, Vivien, Jay, and Eddie. Their family pets are a cat, Mellie, and a Border Collie/Shepherd mix named Tex who was rescued from a shelter in Dallas, and Angus the cattle dog, adopted from Heartland German Shepherd Rescue. Since managing 3 busy clinics isn’t enough, Adam and Joey are foster parents and Adam is the founder and volunteer coordinator for Truck Brigade. Truck Brigade serves former foster youth by delivering furniture to their new homes.
Shannon – Practice Administrator/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Shannon has been in the veterinary industry since 2000 when she graduated from N.C.T.A. and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She worked in 2 other clinics and with Dr. Gaines as an LVT prior to Ridgeview opening. A passion for animal medicine was only the beginning of her career. She keeps up her license as a technician to help with patients when needed but has transitioned into practice management over the past 10yrs. Even more, than helping the doctors and furry family members, she found that she enjoyed using her other skills to help build strong teams and positive cultures in the clinics while continuing to learn and grow herself. She is now the Practice Administrator for Ridgeview Animal Hospital, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Skyline Veterinary Clinic.
She is also the proud mom of 2 teenage boys, Gavin and Malik, that keep her busy when she’s not in the clinics and a dachshund, Stella. Her sweet fur baby for the past 16 years!
Lisa – Clinic Manager/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lisa was born in Omaha and has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. As a kid, she tried to save all the injured birds. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology from UNSTA-NCTA. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, estate sales, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Lacee – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lacee is an experienced licensed veterinary technician. She graduated from Northeast Community College’s Veterinary Technician school in 2002. She has excellent technical skills, is very knowledgeable, and also serves as our Safety Coordinator. She has been on our team since 2003. Lacee and her husband, Arnie, have 3 cats; Bing Bong, Ash, and Jovie. They also have a Chinchilla, Chinchers.
Krystal – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Krystal has been on our staff since July 2007 and received her degree from Vatterott College. She enjoys working with clients and patients. Krystal especially loves puppies and kittens. She also likes surgical procedures, anesthesia, and dentistry. She has 2 cats of her own, Zee and Chutney. Krystal moonlights as a pet-sitter.
Cori – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Cori is a 2013 graduate of Vatterott College, and joined our staff after an externship at Ridgeview’s sister clinic, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic. Cori has had experience in several area clinics. Cori, along with her husband Jacob and daughter Aurora, have a houseful of pets: including four cats, Finn, Neelix, Chan and Smokey, as well as a Guinea Pig named Butterscotch.
Alana – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Alana is a United States Army Veteran and is active in many veteran social events such as Soldiers’ Wish. She graduated in 2010 from Bel-Rea in Denver Colorado. Her passion is senior pets, she loves those sugar faces! Her and husband Chris, have 5 pets, a Chocolate Lab, Godiva; a Mix, Herman; and 3 cats, Lucky, Wenzday & Annabell-E. She joined us in 2015.
Melissa – Licensed Veterinary Technician/Administrative Assistant
Melissa Peterson is a Fremont native and obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Vatterott College in 2009. She completed her externship at Ridgeview Animal Hospital and joined our sister clinic, Walnut Creek, as a licensed technician in March of 2010. She then transitioned to Skyline Veterinary Clinic in January of 2016 as the Clinic Manager, after two years she transitioned to the flex technician role and is now the Administrative Assistant for all 4 sister clinics. In addition to being a tech, Melissa enjoys football, fishing, music, softball and being outdoors. She currently resides in Omaha with her husband Grant, their son Waylon and their fuzzy kids Daphne, Janis, Roxie, and Kitler.
Jasmine – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jasmine graduated from Iowa Western Community College in 2019. She did her externship here during school and we loved her so much, we kept her! She has always had a love for animals and loves helping both them and their owners. She has one cat named Ranger. Outside of work Jasmine enjoys watching movies and spending time with her friends.
Stephanie, Licensed Veterinary Technician
She has always known she wanted to be around and work with animals so that passion lead her to Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas where she was living. After obtaining her degree there and working in the area, she moved to Omaha in 2020 with her son Torrin. They have a long-haired cat, Miss Majestic and she enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and participating in Renaissance fairs and Medieval Recreation in her spare time.
Megan – Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Assistant
Megan joined our team in 2011. She and her husband have four pets; Nala the cat, Bella the Siberian Husky, Boston the German Shepherd, and Baya the Chihuahua Mix. Her daughter Aubree enjoys helping take care of the pets, and visiting the animals at the clinic! She is the gentle, kind voice answering the phone and helping you at the front desk. She is a valuable member of our team!
Nichole – Veterinary Assistant
Nichole is originally from Wahoo, Nebraska. She has several years of experience in pet care and working in the veterinary industry. She shares her life with her husband, Thomas, as well as two black cats, Francis and Kitten. When she’s not at the hospital, you might find Nichole and her husband competing in local car audio competitions through MidwestSPL.
Landis – Veterinary Technician
Landis was born in Colorado and always wanted to provide the best for any animal that made an appearance in her life. She graduated from UNK with a degree in Biology and is now attending IWCC to become a Veterinary Technician. Landis enjoys reading and spending time with her cat and family.
Erin – Client Care Specialist
Erin started here at Ridgeview Animal Hospital at the beginning of September 2017. She shares a life with her two fur children, Lola Ann and Lulu Mae! These wild ones are constantly keeping her on her toes wanting to play and get into everything. When Erin’s not working, she is spending time outdoors or with family and friends.
Kelsey – Client Care Specialist
Kelsey joined our team in December 2018. She never worked with animals, but quickly learned how amazing and fun it is, and hopes to further her career in the pet care world. When she’s not at the clinic, she spends her time with her friends and family, including her spoiled cat, Stella.
Danielle – Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Technician Student
Danielle joined the Ridgeview team in October 2019. She grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and moved to Omaha July 2019. Growing up Danelle always had a passion for animals and decided that she is happiest working in an environment that she’s able to work with animals all day! She attended Arizona State University for two years and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with her Psychology degree. Danielle and her family have two Yorkies named Chase and Cooper who love to play and snuggle up as close to your face as they can manage. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, watch movies, and listen to music. She also enjoys drawing, coloring, and painting whenever she can!
Kim – Groomer
Kim has been grooming pets since 2003, and was here at the start of Ridgeview’s groom shop. She loves working with dogs getting them clean and tidy for our clients. She has two sons, Josh and Michael, and two dogs, Maggie the Pekingese and Linus the Australian Shepherd. They also have a cat named Chester.
Jean – Groomer
Jean has been grooming full time since 1972! She came to us in 2012 from her own shop, Harvey Oaks Grooming. She has successfully shown poodles in all three sizes and several other breeds. She specializes in fancy poodle trims, poodle mixes, Bichons, scissor trims, and unusual terriers (Airdales, Bedlingtons, Scotties, Westies, Welsh Terriers, and Wire Fox Terriers). She loves working on both standard grooming and grooms for competitions. She does well with problem dogs. Jean absolutely loves what she does.
Jerry – Facility Manager
Jerry Ravnsborg grew up on a Farm where you learn to do all kinds of things. He has a BS in Business Administration and owned a manufacturing company, where he later went into technical sales of industrial automation in a three-state area. As a retiree, he enjoys living on an acreage with his wife Carol of 51 years. Their Son is Dr. BJ Ravnsborg, located at the Walnut Creek Veterinary clinic. They have a Daughter Amy in KC who is an air traffic controller. Their family has 4 grandchildren, two boys, and two girls. He enjoys working with his hands and currently provides maintenance services for Ridgeview, Walnut Creek and Skyline Clinics.
Thomas – Technology Support Specialist
Thomas joined the Ridgeview team as our Technology Support Specialist in the Spring of 2020 after receiving his Information Technology degree from the University of Kearney. Thomas and his fiancé have a 3-year-old Husky/Lab mix named Penelope. Thomas is originally from Ada, Oklahoma and in his free time, he likes taking pictures.
Jesse – Veterinary Assistant
I have worked in the Veterinary Industry for 15 years. I was born in Valley Ne on a small farm where I developed a love for animals. I have a black lab mix named Lexie who is a blind diabetic, an energetic boxer named Ned, and two senior French Brittany’s named June and Ellie May.
When not at work I enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, bowfishing, hunting. Also, enjoy spending time with my SO Mike and His boys. Most of the time we can be found on the lake at Sherman Reservoir in Loup City, Ne.
Cassidy – Veterinary Technician Student
My name is Cassidy, and I work as a veterinary assistant at Ridgeview. I have wanted to work in the field since I was 5 years old and did everything, I needed to do to go to vet school. In my senior year, I thought I was not smart enough to do it, though, so I tried my hands at teaching. It was 7 years before I realized that it just was not my passion. So, I returned to my happy place: working with animals. Though I am also a 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, I am currently a student at Iowa Western Community College and will graduate in 2022. In my free time, I like to spend time with my precious, silly niece, who loves animals as much as her auntie, and my new nephew. I live with my husband and our girls; two dogs: Bear and Basil, both mutts. Three cats: Blossom, Bailey, and Bonfire, also mutts. I have never met a cat or a dog I did not love, and I am always excited to talk to you about your pet, and I am so excited to meet you both!
Sydney – Client Care Specialist
I have lived in the Midwest my whole life. I have a spunky, 2-year-old lab mix named Rocky. I am very outdoorsy. In my free time I like to go jogging with Rocky. Our family enjoys camping in Okoboji every chance we get.
Cassie – Client Care Specialist
I have always wanted to work with animals ever since I was little. I graduated from UNO with a psychology degree. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our 3 dogs Coco, Gizmo, and Milo!