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Our Doctor

Glen A. Ritter DVM

Dr. Ritter is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Louisiana.  He is the current secretary and treasurer and the past president of the local veterinary association, NWLVMA.  He is a member of the state and national associations, LVMA, AVMA, and AAHA.  Dr. Ritter is the D.A.L.E. Area Expert in Pain Management, (now called E.L.I.T.E., Experts Leading the Industry through Education). He graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.  He has two daughters, two grandsons, two dogs, and three cats.  He loves LSU football and the New Orleans Saints! He also loves to travel, with Italy being his favorite adventure!   


Management

Christina Rinaudo

Christina came to Riverside in November of 1998, and became our office manager and lead assistant in November of 2005.  When she is not the smiling face welcoming clients in the office, she is assisting in surgery or the examination rooms, performing dental cleanings, or caring for hospitalized pets.  She has completed almost all of her requirements to become a licensed veterinary technician.  Christina is married with one son.  She has one dog, five cats, 2 pigs, and 10 chickens!  When not at work, she loves to cook and bake, travel with family, and spend time with her family and pets. Christina keeps our clinic full of home-made treats!

Ashley Ritter Font

Ashley has worked at Riverside since 1998.  She became our business manager in 2010. She returned to Riverside in late 2015 after spending three years working for a top animal health manufacturer.  When not overseeing the daily finances, she works closely with clients scheduling appointments and providing education on the care of their pets.  Ashley also assist the doctor in the examination, treatment, and surgical suites.  Ashley loves to rescue pit bull dogs and has three that have become permanent in her life, along with her three legged puggle and a cat.  Ashley graduated from Centenary College in 2005. Ashley is newlywed and loves all things pink, her husband, and their fur babies. 


Admission and Discharge

Ashley Ritter Font

Christina Rinaudo


Vet Assistants

Christina Rinaudo

Christina has been with us since November 16, 1998.  In addition to being the office manager, she also assists with surgeries, dental cleaning procedures, and treatment of hospitalized patients.

Ashley Ritter Font

When not in the business office, she is also assisting in all areas of the hospital.  This includes assisting in examinations, running laboratory test, assisting in radiology, surgery and with the treatment of hospitalized pets.

Jason Salpietra

Jason is currently our resident Pre-Veterinary student.  He assist part time in grooming and as an assistant with the doctor.  Jason has 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. He enjoys work, school and free time with his girl friend.

Chris Font

Chris started with Riverside in 2016.  He assists the doctor and in grooming, as needed.  He is a graduate of LA Tech.  He is a fan of the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Braves.  Chris has 3 dogs and a cat that he shares with his wife. 


Kennel

Zilda Bordelon

Zilda has been part of the Riverside family since 1989. She began as a part time volunteer at Riverside in 1989 and became a full-time animal caretaker in February of 2004.  She works behind the scenes, keeping the pets happy, comfortable, and well loved.  She also oversees kennel management assignments.  Zilda has a son and a daughter.  She spends all her free time with her best friend and family. Zilda loves crafting!

Karin Heilman

Karin has been with Riverside since 1989, (brief leave of absence 2009-2010).  She became full-time in 2004 and shares kennel management duties with Zilda.  She also works behind the scenes making sure every pets get the love, attention, and treats they need.  She has two sons and a daughter.  She graduated from LSU-S with a Sociology degree in 2006.  Karin spends her spare time with her best friend and family. She loves crafting and knitting! 


Grooming

Nikki Fussel

Nikki has been grooming at Riverside since 2008.  She previously worked at her mother’s grooming business in Florida while also taking care of her three sons.  We were very lucky to get Nikki into our business, where she strives to make the pet look its best and to make the owner happy.

Jason Salpietra

Jason is currently our resident Pre-Veterinary student.  He assists part time in grooming and as an assistant with the doctor.  Jason has 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. He enjoys work, school and free time with his girl friend.

Chris Font

Chris started with Riverside in 2016.  He assists the doctor and in grooming, as needed.  He is a graduate of LA Tech.  He is a fan of the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Braves.  Chris has 3 dogs and a cat that he shares with his wife. 

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am6pm
Tuesday8am6pm
Wednesday8am6pm
Thursday8am6pm
Friday8am6pm
Saturday8am12pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
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8am 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am Closed
6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 12pm Closed

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