Jerry – Facility Manager
Jerry Ravnsborg grew up on a Farm where you learn to do all kinds of things. He has a BS in Business Administration and owned a manufacturing company, where he later went into technical sales of industrial automation in a three-state area. As a retiree, he enjoys living on an acreage with his wife Carol of 51 years. Their Son is Dr. BJ Ravnsborg, located at the Walnut Creek Veterinary clinic. They have a Daughter Amy in KC who is an air traffic controller. Their family has 4 grandchildren, two boys, and two girls. He enjoys working with his hands and currently provides maintenance services for Ridgeview, Walnut Creek and Skyline Clinics.
Thomas – Technology Support Specialist
Thomas joined the Skyline team as our Technology Support Specialist in the Spring of 2020 after receiving his Information Technology degree from the University of Kearney. Thomas and his fiancé have a 3-year-old Husky/Lab mix named Penelope. Thomas is originally from Ada, Oklahoma and in his free time, he likes taking pictures.
Adam – Director of Operations
Adam has a degree in operations management from Kansas State University. He currently manages 3 clinics, Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in Papillion, and our newest addition to the veterinary family, Skyline Veterinary Clinic in Elkhorn. He is married to Joanne, who is the owner of Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha. They have five children: Jack, Lucy, Vivien, Jay, and Eddie. Their family pets are a cat, Mellie, and a Border Collie/Shepherd mix named Tex who was rescued from a shelter in Dallas, and Angus the cattle dog, adopted from Heartland German Shepherd Rescue. Since managing 3 busy clinics isn’t enough, Adam and Joey are foster parents and Adam is the founder and volunteer coordinator for Truck Brigade. Truck Brigade serves former foster youth by delivering furniture to their new homes.
Shannon – Practice Administrator/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Shannon has been in the veterinary industry since 2000 when she graduated from N.C.T.A. and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She worked in 2 other clinics and with Dr. Gaines as an LVT prior to Ridgeview opening. A passion for animal medicine was only the beginning of her career. She keeps up her license as a technician to help with patients when needed but has transitioned into practice management over the past 10yrs. Even more, than helping the doctors and furry family members, she found that she enjoyed using her other skills to help build strong teams and positive cultures in the clinics while continuing to learn and grow herself. She is now the Practice Administrator for Ridgeview Animal Hospital, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Skyline Veterinary Clinic.
She is also the proud mom of 2 teenage boys, Gavin and Malik, that keep her busy when she’s not in the clinics and a dachshund, Stella. Her sweet fur baby for the past 16 years!
Lauren – Clinic Manager
Lauren grew up on a farm outside of a small town in Nebraska. She attributed her love for animals and work ethic to her upbringing. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember and could not imagine doing anything different in life than loving and taking care of them. Lauren graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in 2004 where she received a Veterinary Technician degree and took the national board exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Lauren loves music and going to concerts! When she’s not at the clinic you might find Lauren reading, spending as much time as possible with her family or visiting the farm where she grew up as a child. Lauren shares her life with a cat named Dempsey as well as a rescue dog named Quinn.
Melissa—Administrative Assistant / LVT
Melissa Peterson is a Fremont native and obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Vatterott College in 2009. She completed her externship at Ridgeview Animal Hospital and joined our sister clinic, Walnut Creek, as a licensed technician in March of 2010. She then transitioned to Skyline Veterinary Clinic in January of 2016 as the Clinic Manager, after two years she transitioned to the flex technician role and is now the Administrative Assistant for all 4 sister clinics. In addition to being a tech, Melissa enjoys football, fishing, music, softball and being outdoors. She currently resides in Omaha with her husband Grant, their son Waylon and their fuzzy kids Daphne, Janis, Roxie, and Kitler.
Taylar—Licensed Veterinary Technician
Taylar joined our team in April of 2019. She’s from Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and she moved to Elkhorn in August of 2005. She ended up at Skyline when she needed a change and she drove past daily on her way home! Taylar graduated from Vatterott in 2013. She has always had a love for animals and realized she wanted to build a profession in vet medicine when she started volunteering at the humane society. She has a dog named Izzy that she adopted from the shelter one day before her max day there. Izzy is the princess of the house and she loves cuddling on her terms only! In Taylar’s free time she likes to take her niece and nephew out and spend time with her boyfriend outside fishing or spending time at the lake.
Taylor H. – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Taylor joined our team in October of 2019 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She was born in Falls City, NE. Growing up with animals all her life gave her a passion to one day work with them. She graduated from Southeast Community College with her Animal Science degree in 2013 and then continued onto Northeast Community College to get her Veterinary Technician degree. In her spare time, she likes to do crafts, read, and catch up on her TV shows. She has 3 cats: Ellie, Zira, and Ravioli.
Kelly – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kelly received her licensed veterinary technician degree from NCTA in 2002. She currently lives in Fort Calhoun, NE with her husband Bill, 2 children Will and Teagan, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses, and a red-eared slider. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys being a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and spending time outside with her family playing sports.
Kari – Veterinary Technician Student
Kari joined our team in August of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She was born and raised here in Omaha. She was looking for an enriching and fulfilling career that makes her day better by going to work and found our clinic after moving back home from Virginia Beach. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster working towards obtaining her Veterinary Technology degree. In her spare time, she likes doing indoor rock climbing, listening to live music, and reading fiction and comics. She shares her life with a Shiba Inu named Roki.
Taylor – Veterinary Technician
Taylor joined our team in December 2019 as a Client Care Specialist. She is currently enrolled at Iowa Western pursuing her Veterinary Technician Degree. She has wanted to be able to contribute and help animals in need ever since she was little. When she is not studying or working, she is trying new restaurants, at a book store, or boating. She has 3 rescue pups; Easton who is a 3.5 year old German Shepherd, Maggie who is a 3.5 year old mutt, and Wilmont, also known as Kitty, a 7 year old beagle.
Sarah – Client Care Specialist
Sarah joined our team in June 2018 and has been working as a foster mom for rescue dogs for for over 10 years and decided recently to combine her career in customer service with her love of pets! She and her husband Brian moved from Kansas to the Omaha area in 2013 and their full house includes German Shepherds Moose and Inara, a Westie mix, Logan, and various foster dogs through Heartland German Shepherd Rescue. In her free time, Sarah enjoys all things outdoors: camping, hiking, swimming, and cycling are favorites.
Caitlin—Veterinary Technician Student
Caitlin is originally from Iowa and is currently working towards getting her veterinary technician degree through PennFoster. Caitlin, her husband, and their new baby boy William love spending time with their dogs Kincaid and Storm and their cat, Arabella. Caitlin and her husband also are active fosters with a local rescue, Hands Hearts, and Paws. Her hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with family.
Sarah – Client Care Specialist
Sarah joined our Skyline family in September 2020 as a Client Care Specialist. Her love for animals led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology. When not at work Sarah loves to go camping and hiking with her husband, Joel, and two dogs, Athena and Cheyenne. She also loves showing her reining horse, Ike. Along with her 2 dogs and horse, Sarah also has a cat named Mr. Cat.
Samantha – Client Care Specialist
Sam joined our staff in March of 2021. She was born in Riverside, CA but moved around a lot until she came to Nebraska when she was 9 years old. She has always had a love for animals and has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her partner, friends, and 2 cats Lola and Ramona. She also enjoys exploring new restaurants.
Eileen – Client Care Specialist
Eileen joined our Skyline family in March of 2021. She has always been passionate about caring for and helping those that cannot speak for themselves. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in the summer of 2017 with a Bachelor of Communications and plans to later pursue her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, she loves doing make-up, playing video games, and explore new places outdoor. She has 3 cats names Ludique, X, and Tiger.
Brittni – Veterinary Technician
I grew up in Lincoln, NE. Obtained a degree in International Relations in 2017 and then moved to Omaha, NE. I grew up always wanting to help animals and to learn everything I could about them I started down the veterinary career path. I love to help treat and care for the animals. I graduated from Iowa Western in May 2021. Working full time in emergency medicine, I wanted a change of pace with a second job to develop my skills and to develop patient relationships. In my free time I love to draw, spend quality time with my family/friends and go camping in the mountains. I have 3 rescue cats; Lincoln who is 5, Olive who is 3 and Birdie who is 1.5.
Rachael – Client Care Specialist
I have lived in Omaha my whole life & have always spent most of my time around animals. I grew up with dogs, cats, small animals & horses. I got my first job working with animals in 2008 & have been in the industry ever since. I truly enjoy working with animals & getting to know the people who love them. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Logan, our daughter Ari & our other family & friends, cooking, listening to music & spending time with my three Pitbull mixes: Quinn, Athena & Kirk.
Alana – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Alana is a United States Army Veteran and is active in many veteran social events such as Soldiers’ Wish. She graduated in 2010 from Bel-Rea in Denver Colorado. Her passion is senior pets, she loves those sugar faces! Her and husband Chris, have 5 pets, a Chocolate Lab, Godiva; a Mix, Herman; and 3 cats, Lucky, Wenzday & Annabell-E. She joined us in 2015.