Meet our team!
Attended Southern Illinois University as a forestry major before attending the University of Illinois Department of veterinary medicine where he received a bachelors of veterinary medicine in 1983 and a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1985. Dr. Summers has been practicing in Janesville for over 30 years. For the last 20 years, his focus has been small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Summers two main hobbies are golfing and fishing.
Kris is graduate fo the Faribault Area Vocational Technical Institue – Practical Nursing Program. She and her husband Chuck have three children, Angie, Sarah, and Justin. She lives on a small farm where they have beef cattle, miniature cattle, goats, and pot belly pigs. In her spare time, Kris enjoys spending with with her family and dogs, Mattie, Simon, Violet, Cooper and Jonathan.
Nicole is a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College. She grew up in Waseca, MN with a younger sister and several pets. Nicole currently have 3 cats (Bowtie, Velvet, and Spook) and 4 jersey wooly rabbits. In my spare time I like to go horseback riding, snowmobiling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Krystal is a Certified Veterinary Technician with an associate’s degree rom Minnesota School of Business in Rochester in 2010. She grew up on a small hobby farm between Waterville and Elysian. She now resides on the family farm with a yellow lab Faith and two cats Charlie and Chloe. She still helps out on the farm with the cattle. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Missy is a Veterinary Technician who graduated from eh University of Minnesota. She has been working for Summers Ridge for 3 years. She and her husband Tom have four sons Dylan, Luke, Tyler & Hunter. They live in Waseca on a small farm and enjoy caring for a horse, mule, 6 dogs, 2 cats, a hedgehog, and 19 chickens. Missy loves hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with family and friends. She has known since she was a child that she would be caring for animals for a career.
Rita has been working as a veterinary assistant with Summers Ridge since 2016. She was born and raised in Janesville with her four sisters. She has two dogs who she considers her kids. max is a Mastiff, Rottwiler, Lab mix and Charley is a miniature Doxie, Spaniel mix. One of her hobbies includes spending time with family and friends. She is very passionate about animals and giving her all to everything she does.
Grace has been with Summers Ridge since 2018 where she has taken on many different roles within the clinic. She is currently finishing up her sophomore year at South Dakota State University with a major in Animal Science and plans to graduate in May of 2024. She has grown up on a small farm outside of Janesville where she raises Simmental cattle along with a variety of other animals. In her spare time, Grace enjoys showing cattle and riding horses with her friends.
I am currently attending WEM Schools and will graduate at the end of May. I plan on attending college to become a vet tech. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. I have 2 dogs (Journey and Gunner) and a cat (Patricia).
Madelynn is a Kennel Assistant she has been working for Summers Ridge since 2018. She lives in Janesville on a small farm with her dogs and horses and many other animals. Madelynn is very involved in 4-H, she loves to help people achieve their goal whether it’s in 4-H or in life itself. Her hobbies that she enjoys is showing her horses and dogs and loves to travel. She plans on going to college in the fall to earn her Veterinary Technician Degree.
Mallory is a Veterinary Assistant and is working towards finishing her degree as a Veterinary Technician. She has been working with Summers Ridge since the summer of 2021. Mallory was born and raised in Madison Lake with her brother and sister, had many different pets throughout her life, and has always had a strong passion for animals. In her free time Mallory enjoys going on long walks and exploring new places with her German Shepherd Thor, spending time with family and friends, and watching one of her favorite shows or reading a good book.
Rachel is originally from Arkansas but has spent most of her life in the rural Janesville area. She has an Olde English Bulldog named Bella and a rescue terrier mix named Buttercup. Her plans are to continue her education and become a Certified Vet Technician. She has a deep passion and love for animals. During her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, baking, spending quality time with her daughter, and spending time with friends and family.
Tennelle is a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Argosy University, Twin Cities in 2006. She has worked with Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic since 2003 when she first started taking her courses and left for a short time after graduating in 2006 returning in early 2007. She has worked as an intern, extern, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician, and finally a Certified Veterinary Technician after passing her boards. She grew up outside of Madison Lake with her parents and younger brother as well as various pets over the years. She now lives in Mankato with her husband, their 2 cats Anelys and Moustakas, and their puppy Angus. Tennelle enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and grandson as well as listening to live music and taking trips anywhere, especially for Blues music and BBQ.