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! To book an appointment, click here.

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 to…

Anna Rakowski

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Anna Rakowski is a License Veterinary Technician, who works with our doctors provide a high…

Beth Zuidema

Veterinary Assistant

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

Brittany Gemmill

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany comes from the east side of the State and joined our team in July…

Mike Dolph

Veterinary Assistant

Mike is an experienced Veterinary Assistant that joined Gull Lake Animal Hospital in July 2017.…

Susan Battilana

Lead Veterinary Technician

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

Client Relations Team

Britt Sidnam

Client Relations Team

Britt is a part of our client service team and strives to bring the best…

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…

Boarding Kennel Team

Amy Thrasher

Kennel Technician

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

Kennel Technician Supervisor

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

Greeter in Training



Grit is our new "greeter". She is still a kitten and came to us as…