Katie has been a veterinary assistant/receptionist at Ridge since January 2011. Katie was born and raised on a dairy farm in Cumberland, Virginia. She attended Longwood University for two years and then attended Southside Virginia Community College for three years, spending two of those years in their registered nursing program until she decided human medicine was not for her. After working for several years at her husband's family restaurant, she applied for the veterinary assistant position at Ridge and began working there soon after. In 2018, Katie graduated from Northern Virginia Community College as a licensed veterinary technician. Katie has a blue heeler named Spike, a rambunctious lab mix named Bear, a pit bull named Fezzik, and a sweet rescue named Solo. Katie enjoys spending time with her son, Matthew, playing with all her furry family members, and whenever possible, spending time at the beach to unwind.