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Our Staff




Dr. Gary McCabe, an Iowa State University graduate, has been practicing at River Ridge since 1984, and has always practiced in small animal clinics.  He is a favorite with pets and their owners alike.  At home, he enjoys the company of his four cats and chihuahua Bella.





Dr. Jeff Lundgren graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2003. He has been working in small animal medicine full-time since he graduated. Dr. Jeff joined River Ridge in March of 2012 and we are very lucky to have him. He is married to his wife, Jen, and they have two wonderful sons, Ryan and Connor.  









Dana is our Receptionist. Hers is the cheerful voice and organized efficiency you have been hearing for over 20 years when you call our clinic. At home, she answers to her Labrador Retriever, two cats, & four reptiles.









Amanda is a full time Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in     Veterinary Technology from North Dakota State University in 2011 and has been working at River Ridge since March 2013 and has one cat at home.










  Alyssa is a full time Veterinary Technician. She fullfilled her internship with us and then graduated with    an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business in September of 2015 and has been with us ever since. She has one dog at home.










Sarah is our part-time Veterinary Assistant. She helps out in a variety of roles around the clinic to keep everything running smoothly. She has been at River Ridge since 2000, and has one cat at home.







Kristie is our part-time Certified Veterinary Technician. She started at River Ridge in March of 2006, and she shares her time with three dogs, three cats, & two horses.








   Maria has been grooming pets at River Ridge for over 20 years, and is available to work with your pets on Fridays.  Her home menagerie consists of one Border Collie, one Australian Shepherd mix, one Rat Terrier, two house cats, six horses, several barn cats, a guinea pig, and a few chickens.





Heather is our valued Kennel Assistant. She helps with the day-to-day cleaning and care for the hospitalized and the boarding animals. She is kept busy at home with 2 cats of her own.

Anna is in charge of our bookkeeping, payroll, and purchasing.  She has worked at River Ridge since 1977, formerly as a Veterinary Technician, as well as the Clinic Manager. She shares her home with a Chihuahua mix.