This is not just a job to us. Caring for your pet is truly a calling. And we promise to love your pet like you do.
Dr. Ritter is a graduate from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he practiced in Iowa for 1½ years before moving to Illinois. After arriving in Illinois, he practiced medicine for small animal as well as Thoroughbred racehorses, focusing now on small animal medicine only. Dr. Ritter practiced for 15 years in Mokena, IL and for an additional 10 years in Crestwood, IL before joining Lansing Animal Hospital. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is surgery. He also enjoys meeting all our clients and practicing preventative care and diagnostic medicine. Dr. Ritter is married with two daughters. He also has two little Yorkies named “Scout” and “Driver.” He enjoys gardening, harness racing, and attending his daughter’s sports events in his spare time.
Dr. Pace has been at Lansing Animal Hospital since 2018. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He has worked in shelter medicine and private practice.
When not working, Dr Pace enjoys time with his wife and black lab mix, Gibbs. He enjoys cooking, studying history, particularly veterinary history and working on his model railroad.
Kyle Van Winkle
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“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
Gillian AlvearClient Care Specialist
Andrea MinxVeterinary Technician
Kelli FloenerVeterinary Technician
My name is Gillian Alvear, I am currently working towards my degree in Science. I have been working with animals for at least 5 years now. I have done a lot of volunteering for animal shelters. In my free time I enjoy being with my lovely daughters Yaritza who is 6 years old and Itzel who is 2 years old. I aslo enjoy spending time with my animals Paco a 3 year old yorkie, Rocky a 10 year old lab, and Bowzer a 4 year old bearded dragon. Some of my other favorite things to do are playing sports, dancing, and I love the color pink and lots of glitter!
I graduated from Fox College Veterinary Technician Institute in December 2008. Since then, I’ve been working in veterinary clinics. I have multiple animals including dogs, cats, and a bunny, all of which are rescues. My goal when I was a little girl was to work with animals and I have achieved it through my career as a veterinary technician!
My name is Kelli and I’ve been working with animals for over 14 years. I went to Joliet Junior College for Animal Science. I started at a local animal shelter as a kennel attendant and worked my way up to lab technician and vet tech. I wouldn’t trade this job for anything in the world. I have a pitbull named Rose and 2 cats Capone (tuxedo) and Puma (all gray). In my spare time I enjoy cuddling with my animals, reading, traveling, and going to museums.
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”
Pet Hair Stylist
In August of 2001, I became a certified Pet Stylist after attending The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc in Jenison, MI and in April 2016 I completed a Pet First Aid and CPR class. I have 2 kids a 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter who both mean the world to me! I also have 2 Beagles, Lucy who is 10 years old and Arthur who is 11 years old. I am very passionate about all animals, coaching my kids soccer team, being a vegetarian, and the environment. I have been working will animals for over 15 years and I absolutely love it!