Katherine Ridgway

Katherine “Katt” Ridgway, has been working in the animal field for 5 years.  Prior to this, she volunteered at local animal shelters for many years. 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 currently owns four dogs that were all adopted from the local shelter. 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, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.


Shanira Torres

Shanira has had a love for animals since she was a young child. She enjoyed frequenting the PSPCA with her mother and sister to visit and donate goods for the stray animals. Growing up, her family rescued 2 dogs and a cat. She currently shares her time with her 2 cats, Kitt and Lily, and her mini schnauzer Matty. Shanira attended W.B. Saul for high school where she grew an intense love for working on and with farm animals of all sizes. Her absolute favorite animals are horses, but she still holds a dear spot for small companion pets. Shanira attended Harcum College to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian, however, due to complications was not able to complete the program, and embarked on a path and commitment of providing stellar customer service. She strongly believes in providing the BEST service to both clients and patients no matter the situation. In her free time, Shanira is a photographer and enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and sitting around a fire. always dressed with a smile, Shanira is glad to be a part of the Welcoming team at 2nd Street Animal Hospital!


Brittany Bicchetti

Brittany expressed her love of nature and animals ever since she was a little girl. Growing up in the Poconos allowed her to connect with many types of animals. Even in her household, Brittany nurtured her pets which included birds, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, lizards, fish, and even turtles. Being around animals has led her to develop a passion for working closely with them. When Brittany moved to the city, she felt something was missing. She visited an animal shelter and adopted her one-eyed cat, Mobin Left Eye, from the SPCA. She is a devoted cat mom, displaying tons of adorable pictures of him on social media and playing fetch with his favorite stuffed mouse. Currently, Brittany continues to spend her time tending to Mobin and all of our patients along with caring for her plants at home and in our office. Brittany is thrilled to be a part of the 2nd Street Animal Hospital!