Randi joined our staff in September of 2010 after moving from the Bend, OR area. Due to her dedication and advanced knowledge, she is now our boarding manager. You may also find her working in reception and assisting the veterinarians as well. Randi also has a certificate of radiology in 2011 and has recently been accepted to San Juan Community College where she plans to pursue her goal of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Randi has a passion for working with large animals and raising and showing club calves as well as being a valued children’s 4-H coach.
Amy Swindler LVT:
In February of 2002 I joined the staff of East/West Ridge Animal Hospital. Amy graduated with my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2018 from San Juan College and I passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in August of 2019.
I grew up helping on my family’s cattle ranch and I have always loved animals. I enjoyed competing with my horses in local horse shows and the 4-H horse program. As a 4-H member, Klamath County’s Senior team won Horse Judging and Hippology and we were able to compete in Nationals. I was also a member of 4-H Archery.
Amy plans to get married in July of 2020 to a wonderful man and his daughter!
My goal is to give every patient the best medical care possible. I treat each patient like they are one of my own. I can remember my patient’s name before the owner’s name. At this time, Amy has 3 dogs, 2 cats and a small farm.
Sandi is one awesome person! Sandi has been in the veterinarian field for many years. She is currently helping us with accounts receivable. Sandi is married with children and has a small farm. On her free time she likes to ride horses.
Heather started working at West Ridge/East Ridge Animal Hospitals about a year ago, but has been working with animals for 13 years. She became a licensed Vet Technician 5 years ago and she loves every aspect of the job! She originally started out in the Forestry with a degree from Humboldt State University but quickly realized that it wasn’t her passion. She and her husband moved from California to Oregon and that is when she really got to working around and with animals. They have been in Klamath Falls for about 13 years and have 3 wonderful kids and 4 furry kids. They love this area because of all of the outdoor and camping opportunities it has here.
I grew up with animals. Chickens, donkeys, pigs, cats, dogs, and birds. I was in 4-H when I was younger. I have always had a love and passion for animals. On the hardest day, an animal can bring a smile to my face. I currently work as a kennel technician, receptionist, veterinary assistant, and am the manager of the crematorium. My goal is to make sure the patient is treated with love and companionship, to make sure they leave with all their needs met and to know the customer was satisfied with the service given. I’m a mother to a 9-year-old boy. I have three dogs and two cats, which were all rescues. The philosophy that I live by is always take in every moment, good or bad. Make sure to listen to stories told of your family and friends, even if you have heard them a million times because one day you won’t get those moments back.
Angelique is a certified veterinary technician; licensed in Oregon and California and has been working in the veterinary field for 14 years. She was born and raised in California and moved to Klamath Falls in 2018. Angelique has had an immense passion for all animals and science her whole life, and is always looking to further her knowledge. She prides herself in her compassion for patients and clients and aims to make every visit as pleasant as possible. As many technicians tend to do, she and her husband have acquired more animals than intended but they are their children and are loved and spoiled. Angelique’s words to live by; “Treat every animal as if they were your own” and she does just that.
I have been a Klamath Falls resident for over 20 years and joined West and East Ridge in July of 2017. I take care of all the animals that are boarding, assist with medical treatments, and help out around the clinic as much as possible. I am excited to gain as much experience as I can in the veterinary field. I recently got my Associates of Science degree from KCC and plan on moving onto a 4-year college to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian with a specialty in exotics. I love all animals, but dogs and snakes are my favorites. I currently have two dogs, two cats, and a corn snake.
Cheyenne has been with our clinic since 2018. Cheyenne has been working with animals since she was 9 years old. She is currently going to college to obtain her Veterinary Technician certification. Cheyenne has two dogs that she loves with her whole heart. She also shares a cattle company with her father. On her free time, she likes to explore the outdoors and spend time with her family and friends.
Laura has been in the Vet world for 15 years. She loves her cats and dogs and family.
Shanayah has worked for West Ridge Animal Hospital since 2018 as a Receptionist. She is known for her upbeat positive attitude. She is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Shanayah will soon be married to the love of her life. She owns 2 cats and would love to own a variety of dogs.
Sid has been employed with West Ridge Animal Hospital since 2018. Sid is a valuable addition to our clinic. Sid worked as a Veterinary Tech in the Portland area before coming to Klamath Falls.