Staff Members

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Gull Lake Animal Hospital in Richland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (269)629-5560 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

    Hospital Owner and Veterinarian

  • Dr. Kathryn A. Eckler

    Founder/Veterinarian

    Dr. Eckler had always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and was able to pursue her…

    Associate Veterinarians

  • Ashley Hopkins, DVM

    Dr. Ashley Hopkins joined the Gull Lake Animal Hospital doctor team in 2015. She…
  • Dr. Becca Kursch

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Kursch grew up near Lansing, MI.  She has always had a love for animals and has had a…
  • Dr. Emily J. Blanchard

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Blanchard grew up in the Richland area and has always had an interest in animals and…

    Practice Manager

  • Cari Richmond

    Practice Manager

    Cari joined Gull Lake Animal Hospital in October of 2006.  She attended both Davenport…

    Nursing Team

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    Anna Rakowski

    Anna joined our team in 2015. She is a License Veterinary Technician, graduating from MSU…
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    Brooke Toney

    Veterinary Technician

    Brooke joined Gull Lake Animal Hospital Team in July 2014.  She returned to Michigan…
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    Kelly Campagna

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelly joined our kennel team in August 2014 and moved to our tech team as a Lab Assistant…
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    Nadine Saad

    Nadine has been working summers at Gull Lake Animal Hospital since 2013. She recently…
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    Sue Battilana

    Veterinary Technician

    Sue joined our Gull Lake Animal Hospital Team in October of 2012.  She moved to Richland…

    Client Relations Team

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    Britt Sidnam

    Britt joined our client service team in May of 2015. She is one of our primary front desk…
  • Erika Thomas

    Client Relations Team

    Erika began working at the Gull Lake Animal Hospital in February of 2010. She started…
  • Jenny Staib

    Inventory Manager

    Jenny has been a member of our staff since June of 2006. She believes that the best part…

    Boarding Kennel Team

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    Ginger Churchill

    Ginger joined our Kennel Team in February 2015. Ginger enjoys working with cats and dogs.…
  • Kelly Ordway

    Kennel Attendant

    Kelly has been working at the Gull Lake Animal Hospital and Boarding Kennel since April of…

    Senior Greeter & Specialist in Cat-Dog Relations

  • Baker

    Greeter

    Baker was brought to us as an abandoned kitten that was nearly run over by a school bus.…