Katherine “Katt” Ridgway, has been working in the animal field since she was 18 years old. Prior to this, she volunteered at local animal shelters since she was a young teenager. Katt loves to be an advocate for the animals since they are unable to do so themselves. Her passion is to educate owners with as much behavioral and medical advice that their pets may require, as well as making sure the pet receives the care they deserve to live a happy life. She has been with 2nd Street Animal Hospital since opening day in July of 2018 and loves being the familiar face for our clients and patients. Katt has helped join 2nd Street Animal Hospital and our local rescues and shelters for the care of the homeless pets. You can always find her teaching or learning new things about animals, offering to help her team members and clients, running our social media pages and behind the 2nd Street Animal Hospital table at events. She currently owns 3 dogs and 1 kitty. Over the years she has adopted, rescued and fostered multiple dogs, cats, rabbits, and even different types of reptiles and amphibians. Other things she enjoys are photography, baking\cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Born in Shanghai, China but raised in New England, Meghan found a love for animals and appreciation for nature at a young age. In 2017 she dropped out of art school at Temple University to pursue Dog Grooming School. After graduation she became salon manager at a local pet retail store in south Philadelphia. Since then Meghan has since transitioned into a house call groomer for dogs and cats. Serving those who are not mobile and or animals who cannot handle the stress of grooming salons or transportation. Meghan has owned multiple hedgehogs but now owns 3 cats.
Outside of work Meghan enjoys playing guitar, softball and spending time with family.
Caitlin was born and raised in Philadelphia and has always had a passion for animals. She grew up caring for and adopting many stray cats with her family, along with hamsters, rabbits and fish. Caitlin got a job as a dog walker then went on to become a groomer and adopted her first dog, a 9 year old Pekingese mix with a funny underbite named Gooby. Caitlin is a Client Care Representative at 2nd Street Animal Hospital and loves her new job, especially getting to see all of the exotic pets we care for! She also has 2 amazing cats named Marcie and Willy (pictured), and will most likely be adopting another dog soon. Caitlin also has a passion for music and fashion, and would probably be pursuing something music related if not working in the animal field.
When Marissa first entered Rowan College she intended to study Ultrasound Technology. Soon after Marissa realized she wanted to combine that with her passion for animals; helping them in every way and having more knowledge and experience in the field. She is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technology school with plans to become a certified CVT. In the meantime, she is starting her career path being a Client Service Representative. In her spare time she loves spending it with her family & friends, taking road trips, & being at the shore. Marissa resides in New Jersey with her Pomeranian Bella & cat Onyx.
Maggie is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Media Studies and Production. She found a passion for connecting people through media and communications after working in Ryan Seacrest’s Studio at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her dedication to customer service is prevalent as she works at multiple venues throughout Philly as a VIP seller. Maggie has found that helping people navigate the healthcare system with their pets has been very rewarding and loves her job at 2nd St. Animal Hospital. Maggie rescued a border collie/ basenji named Winston and spends a lot of time cooking and seeing live music with friends. In her free time she enjoys skateboarding, outdoor activities, and traveling to any part of the world she hasn’t seen!
Tori is a veterinary assistant who has been in the veterinary field for three years. Her goal is to become a certified Veterinary Nurse after attending Harcum College. Tori has spent most of her time volunteering at a number of different shelters in Philadelphia. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with family and cuddling her cat Kiki whom she rescued as a kitten.