Ridge Animal Hospital LLP

3493 Stone Road
Middleport, NY 14105




Our Staff


Gary McCarthy

Gary graduated from the State University College at Buffalo, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in math secondary education.  He taught high school math for two years before going to work for the Rite Aid drug store chain.  At Rite Aid Gary managed stores in Albion, NY and Medina, NY before moving on to a supervisory position with the company.

Gary joined our practice in the summer of 1994 as our practice manager.  His interest outside of work involves training, showing and breeding golden retrievers.  He has attained many titles and awards showing his dogs in obedience.


Katie Dieter

Joined the practice in October 2011 and was promoted to office manager in October of 2013.  She lives in Medina with her husband John and 4 children- Jessica, who attends Canisius College, Nick, a senior at Medina H.S., and Jimmy and Lani who are both in elementary school.  She has 2 dogs, Riley and Jennie, and 3 cats.  Her favorite free times activities are camping and spending time with her family and her dogs.




Katie Curtin , LVT

Katie has been employed at Ridge Animal Hospital since 1988.  She was a member of the first graduating class of Veterinary Technology at Medaille College.  She lives in Medina with her husband Gary and daughter Michelle, her son Kenny is a college student going into his senior year.
She has adopted many needy animals in her career and raises Boston Terriers in her spare time.


Carrie Blenker , LVT

Carrie has been employed at Ridge Animal Hospital since 1995.  She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Delhi in 1992.  Carrie grew up on a local Arabian Horse farm and enjoys showing horses.

Carrie also has a small photography business locally.    Her favorite breed of dog is the Pug.


Barb Wright , LVT

Barb has been employed at Ridge Animal Hospital since 2000.  She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College in 2000.  She lives in on a small farm with her husband Mitch and daughter Haylee.  Her passion is breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds. She takes pride in improving the German Shepherd breed. In her spare time she enjoys camping and participating in schutzhund competitions with her German Shepherds.


Rayn Szymanek , LVT

Rayne graduated from Medaille in 2006 with a Veterinary Technology Degree and joined Ridge Animal Hospital in May of 2006.  She has four cats and a guinea pig and enjoys reading and hiking.


Christine Shafer , LVT



Kim McAdoo

Kim joined the practice in May of 2017.  When she's not working she loves spending time outdoors with her two dogs, attending tractor pulls with her boyfriend, or relaxing with a good book.  As you can see, her favorite breed of dog is the Pit Bull!


Kelly Jordan

Joined the practice in November 2012.  She loves the outdoors!  She owns 2 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats.  In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, trail riding, giving riding lessons, and relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee.


Ashley Godfrey

Joined the practice in April of 2011.  She has 2 cats and 2 dogs.  She spends most of her time with her 2 young children but when she has a free moment she enjoys camping, reading and gardening.





Tammi Rounds



Shannon Griffith


Kourtney Pisarski

Bonnie Thorman