Compassionate Animal Care in St. Catharines
When you choose Glenridge Animal Hospital in St. Catharines, you can rest assured that your beloved pet is being taken care of by a committed and caring staff. We’re proud to offer personalized veterinary care to kittens, puppies and senior dogs and cats. From annual wellness exams and vaccinations to dentistry, digital dental radiology and more, Glenridge Animal Hospital offers a full range of veterinary services.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your pet in St. Catharines!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Kirsten Ness
Dr. Ness graduated in 1991 from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in the honours program. The plan was always to practice large animal medicine. However, after graduation, Dr. Ness started working at a small animal clinic in the Kingston area and has never looked back!
Upon moving to St. Catharines in 1993, Dr. Ness practiced at local small animal clinics, and at a local emergency clinic, before purchasing Glenridge Animal Hospital (GAH) in 2010.
Since owning GAH, Dr. Ness has acted as a referral surgeon for other clinics, as her passion lies in the surgery room.
She also regularly takes continuing education classes to keep up to date with all the changes in the veterinary field.
When she is not at the clinic, she is either curled up with all her kitties and her dog, Sheldon, or traveling the globe, as her second passion is traveling.
Dr. Lisa Van Lammers
Dr. Lisa Van Lammers graduated alongside Dr. Ness in 1991 from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in the Honours program. She started practising small animal medicine in Toronto until she married and moved to the Niagara Region in 1995.
After working for a few years at small animal clinics in the Niagara region, Dr. Van Lammers made the decision to open the NOTL Veterinary House Call Service which she operated while working at GAH. Although the house call business is no longer operating, Dr. Van Lammers is still a loved member of the Glenridge team.
When she is not working, Dr. Van Lammers enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons along with their small herd of dogs - Dorris, Owen, Tini, Max and Grady. She also takes several continuing education classes to keep up-to-date on all the changes in the veterinarian field, and in her rare off hours, she enjoys reading and gardening.
Amanda started her career in the veterinary field in Grade 9 as a co-op student and has continued in the field ever since. While working, she completed the Paralegal program at TriOS College with honours, but her love for animals kept her from pursuing a career in the legal field. Amanda worked at the Fort Erie Racetrack as a hot-walker and groomer, and for many years at our local emergency clinic before finding her place at GAH.
Amanda and her spouse share their home with their dogs – Marshall and Peggy, their rabbit – Roy Douglas, their cat – Vladimir, and their fish. Amanda spends her evenings caring for several horses at a boarding facility, including her own horse Tex.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Alison graduated from the University of Guelph as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2001. Over the years, she has worked in various small animal clinics in the Hamilton and Niagara regions, including our local emergency clinic for 6 years. She became part of the Glenridge family in 2019.
Travelling the world to help animals in need is something that is very dear to Alison. She has been part of several Street Dog Spay and Neuter Projects in places like Squamish BC, Sri Lanka and Guatemala. During her stint in Guatemala, she fell in love with a street dog they named Skittles. So much so that she brought him home and they spent 16 wonderful years together. Her passion for animals carries into nature and the proper care and rehabilitation of wildlife here and afar, including time volunteering at the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica.
Alison is also a part time photographer. She takes amazing photos of nature, pets and their families. When not at the clinic or out on a shoot, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
After finishing high school, Matt attended the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a 3 year BA before heading off to work for Disney! After Disney, he moved around and tried out some different jobs before his love of animals sent him to St Lawrence College. Here, he graduated from the Veterinary Technician course in 2014 and then landed back in St. Catharines.
After graduation, he spent 5 years working at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, as well as some time at other local clinics before landing a spot in the Glenridge family.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys outdoor life. Spending time with his wife and their dog, Cricket, you can find them camping and fishing.
Morgan didn’t know right away that her passion was going to lead her to the veterinary world. After spending 10 years working in customer service, she became a nanny to two wonderful children in Ottawa. Once ending up in the Niagara region, she began working at an ice cream shop in NOTL.
While here, she became the owner of some very lovely rats. The love of her rats is what turned her passion for animals into full force and she decided to go back to school. After attending the University of Guelph and graduating with a certificate in Veterinary Office Administration and Assistance, she became a member of the Glenridge family.
When not at work, Morgan loves to travel and visit her family across Ontario. Other talents include baking/cooking and painting abstract art or dot paint rocks. She also enjoys exploring the many wineries in the area.
Sheri started her career in the veterinary field as a co-op student in grade 12. Minus some brief hiatus’ here and there, her love for animals has kept her coming back! She has been a member of the Glenridge family since 2017.
Sheri shares her home with her three wonderful children and her equally wonderful cats! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and working out.
Artrina joined the Glenridge family late in 2021. After pursuing different careers, her love for animals drew her to us! Artrina has a diploma in Business Administration and is now able to combine her love of animals with her business experience.
Currently, there is no specific animal in Artrina’s life. However, in the past, several unique pets have resided with her including ducks, snakes, and rats. Outside the home, Artrina sponsors animal conservation through the zoo.
When she is not studying or working, Artrina enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her partner and son.
Andrea graduated from St Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology in 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Meeting and working with Dr. Ness at a mixed animal clinic, she was asked to make the leap and come to Glenridge Animal Hospital when Dr. Ness purchased it in 2010. Andrea quickly became a valued member of the family. After taking a brief detour to explore other options, Andrea has returned home where she belongs!
Andrea has a great interest in Canine Behaviour and Communication and has taken courses to further her knowledge in this field. In addition, she has Business and Accounting courses under her belt.
Yoga, meditation, and hiking fill a lot of Andrea’s spare time. Along with time with family and friends and her furry kids – Gus, Turbo, and Evee.
Rachel is a 2021 Veterinary Technician graduate from Sheridan College. She wrote her Veterinary Technician National Exam in Sept 2021 and is now a Registered Veterinary Technician! Before pursuing her career and landing a spot in the Glenridge family, Rachel worked at other local clinics and various other jobs.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys listening to music, gardening, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family and her fur kids, which include multiple cats, a dog named Rufus, and some fish!
Dayna started her work with animals as a dog coach at a doggy day care and training facility in Hamilton. Wanting to further pursue her work with animals, Dayna joined the Glenridge family in March 2021. While you may not see her face on the front line, Dayna is a key player in the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of the clinic.
Dayna has two cats that she rescued and completely adores – Tegan and Tink. And while she does not have a dog in her life, she makes sure that each dog she encounters gets as much love as if it were her own!
In her spare time, Dayna enjoys writing, staying active and crafting with her Cricut.