Back row L-R: Lisa Shriver, Kate Kuzminski, Windi Wojdak
Front row L-R: Anne Marie McPartlin, Ahne Simonsen, Ashley Gates
Windi Wojdak, RVT
Windi has dedicated most of her life’s work to animal protection and advocacy working since 1995 in various aspects of animal welfare management, animal sheltering and emergency medicine before joining the RAVS program in 2003. She assumed leadership of the program in 2011 and is continually inspired by the strength and resiliency of animals and their families surviving in difficult circumstances and by the dedicated team of professionals who give of themselves every day to make this work possible.
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Ahne Simonsen, DVM
Dr. Simonsen graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary School at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007. Prior to receiving her veterinary degree, she spent three years working in the documentary film and television industries. An active volunteer throughout veterinary school, Dr. Simonsen has worked with a number of high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics and animal shelters and volunteered her time with local non-profits focused on animal wellness and community education. She joined the RAVS staff in 2012 to continue her career dedicated to helping animals and communities in need. In her free time, Ahne enjoys being outdoors, traveling the world, exercising, learning Spanish, reading classic novels, watching indie films and documentaries, and spending time with her family, friends, and posse of pets.
Lisa Shriver, DVM
Dr. Shriver graduated from The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After subsequently completing an academic small-animal rotating internship, she spent time consulting with national animal welfare organizations during large-scale animal rescue and temporary sheltering events. She has completed graduate certificate programs in both Veterinary Forensic Sciences and Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida, where she currently serves as a Courtesy Lecturer in Shelter Medicine and is pursuing her Master's degree. A RAVS volunteer since 2006, she joined the full-time staff in 2015 and is a firm believer in the mission of bringing quality care to communities in need. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to national parks, boating on Lake Erie, marathoning on Netflix, and spending time with her husband and misfit pets.
Anne Marie McPartlin, LVT
Anne Marie has over 20 years of experience as a registered veterinary technician. Her passion for emergency and critical care has taken her to various referral and teaching hospitals throughout North America. After discovering RAVS in 2010, Anne Marie's career was reignited in pursuit of veterinary field and shelter medicine. The travel of field clinics blended synergistically with her gypsy lifestyle and in 2015, Anne Marie joined the RAVS team full-time. When not in the field, she enjoys hiking, painting and being supervised by a 3 pound Chihuahua.
Kate Kuzminski, DVM
An HSVMA-RAVS veterinarian since 2006, Dr. Kuzminski has mentored hundreds of students in the magic of field medicine, the veterinarian’s role in community health and the importance of service. Following graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999, Dr. Kuzminski owned a small animal veterinary practice in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. After volunteering for her first RAVS trip she traded private practice for more service-oriented efforts. Prior to joining RAVS full-time, Dr. Kuzminski was the Director of Shelter Medicine at the San Francisco SPCA. Committed to making veterinary care accessible she has also worked with Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières Canada as well as many other animal shelters, community groups and veterinarians to provide veterinary care to animals in need. When not being inspired by the amazing people and animals she works with, she can be found at the beach with her fabulous rez dog Maui and her rare brown chihuahua Coyote Jack.
Ashley Gates, CVT
Ashley graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2006 with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. Originally from the Chicago area, she started her career at a small animal practice with dental specialty and has been immersed in the world of shelter medicine and volunteering for high quality-high volume spay/neuter clinics since 2009. She joined the RAVS team in 2016. Ashley's interests include shelter medicine, teaching, client education and preventative care. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping & traveling with her dog and spending time with family.