Meet our team!
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.
Andi is a certified Veterinary Technician who received her Associate’s of Applied Science in Animal Technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado in 2010. She grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and moved to Colorado in 2006. After adopting a dog “Zues” with behavioral issues she decided to go to school to become a certified Veterinary Technician. She worked in the Denver area as a CVT until 2020 when her family decided to move closer to home. Her and her husband Travis have a daughter named Arya. They have 2 cats Achilles and Abby Cadabby, 2 golden retrievers Hank and Daisy and 1 chihuahua Suki Sue. In her free time, she enjoys working on various craft projects, listening to music, reading, going to the lake, camping, and spending time with her 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.
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.
Katey is a summer intern at Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic. She is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota studying Animal Science and Fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology. Katey grew up on a livestock farm in rural Janesville where she helped raise the family Boer goat herd and a variety of other animals.
Makayla is a summer intern at Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota studying animal science. She lives on a small farm with her family outside of Saint Peter. In her spare time, she likes to be outside riding four-wheeler, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Taylor is originally from Portland, Oregon and is new to Minnesota. She joined our team in May of 2023 as a kennel assistant and plans to continue her education to become a certified veterinary technician. She has a boxer named Lucy. Her hobbies are painting, reading, hiking, video games, and camping.
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.
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.