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!

    Managing DVM

  • Dr. Kathryn A. Eckler

    Managing Veterinarian

    Dr. Kathy Eckler is the Managing DVM of Gull Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Kathy graduated…

    Hospital Manager

  • Cari Richmond

    Hospital Manager

    Cari is our Hospital Manager. She joined Gull Lake Animal Hospital Team in October of…

    Associate Veterinarians

  • Dr. Emily J. Blanchard

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Emily Blanchard is our Senior Associate DVM. Dr. Blanchard grew up in the Richland…
  • Dr. Lauren Kuzmiski

    Dr. Lauren Kuzimski, similar to many of her colleagues, found veterinary medicine to be a…

    Nursing Team

  • Abby Zimmermann

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Abby is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who works alongside our nursing team and doctors…
  • Anna Rakowski

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Anna Rakowski is a License Veterinary Technician, who works with our doctors provide a…
  • Beth Zuidema

    Veterinary Assistant

    Beth joined our team in June 2017. She graduated from Ross Medical Education Center…
  • Brittany Gemmill

    Veterinary Assistant

    Brittany comes from the east side of the State and joined our team in July 2017. She…
  • Mike Dolph

    Veterinary Assistant

    Mike is an experienced Veterinary Assistant that joined Gull Lake Animal Hospital in July…
  • Susan Battilana

    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Sue is our lead Veterinary Technician and Inventory Manager. She enjoys working with pets…

    Client Relations Team

  • Britt Sidnam

    Client Relations Team

    Britt is a part of our client service team and strives to bring the best quality customer…
  • Erika Thomas

    Client Relations Team

    Erika began working at the Gull Lake Animal Hospital in February of 2010. She started…
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    Julie Saukas

    Client Relations Team

    Julie joined our team in August of 2017. She comes from another veterinary clinic in…
  • Morgan Kraut

    Client Relations Team

    Morgan is one of the smiling faces who greets you each day. She joined our client service…

    Boarding Kennel Team

  • Amy Thrasher

    Kennel Technician

    Amy joined our team in September 2017 as a Kennel Technician. She enjoys working with the…
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    Monica Garza

    Kennel Technician Supervisor

    Monica joined our team in November 2017 as our Kennel Team Supervisor. Monica is a great…

    Greeter in Training

  • Grit


    Grit is our new "greeter". She is still a kitten and came to us as stray and we could not…