Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pinecrest Animal Hospital in Owosso! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 989-725-7951 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Paul Rangi, DVM
Dr. Pritpal Rangi is the owner of Pinecrest Animal Hospital and has been a practicing veterinarian for 35 years. Dr.Rangi graduated from veterinary school in 1984 and moved to the United States from India shortly after. Dr Rangi’s passion for veterinary medicine comes from the friendships he has formed with the people in his community. He enjoys seeing long time clients continue a relationship with Pinecrest as it grows.
After completing veterinary school Dr. Rangi completed an internship in North Carolina. From there, he went to work for three different veterinary hospitals before deciding to start his own practice here in Owosso in 1991.
Dr. Rangi grew up in India around cows, buffalo, and dogs. He says he was influenced to follow a career in veterinary medicine because of his grandfather who always loved and cared for animals in their home town. The bond they shared his childhood years is what inspired his decision to become a veterinarian.
Dr. Rangi and his wife, Ravi, bought Pinecrest Veterinary Hospital together and made it priority to make their client’s and patient’s feel like family. Dr. Rangi and Ravi have three children together. Their oldest daughter Puneet is a dentist and lives with her husband and daughter Zara in Connecticut. Kenny, their son, is also a veterinarian here at Pinecrest. Sabrina, their youngest is in medical school studying to become and ObGyn.
Dr. Rangi has 2 dogs at home. Lilly a 12 year old Papillon, whose favorite things to do include stealing socks, eating apples, and sitting on laps while watching out for her housemate. There is also Leo a 4 year old pit bull, who loves to check the counter for any snacks, teasing Lilly whenever he can, and giving endless amounts of hugs and kisses.
When Dr. Rangi is not treating animals at Pinecrest he loves to play with his pets, watch movies, and spend quality time with his friends and family.
Senior Office Manager
Ravi has been raising Pinecrest Animal Hospital with her husband, Dr. Pritpal Rangi, since 1991. She looks at this hospital like one of her children that she dedicated all of her time and emotions to. Ravi worked 6 and sometimes even 7 days a week to help any animals they could in the beginning. She remembers taking in emergencies and going into emergency surgeries constantly. Her love for Pinecrest has only grown as she has watched her son take on the family business. When Ravi and Dr.Rangi had just bought of Pinecrest, Ravi was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital here in Owosso where she worked from 1991 to 2010. Ravi would spend her days working at the hospital and evenings and weekends working at Pinecrest.
Ravi was born and raised in India; she grew up on a farm and always had dogs, cows, and buffalo around her. She is very genuine in the care she gives and has a gentle touch with all of our patients.
Ravi has two of her own fur babies at home that keep her busy. She has Lilly the 12 year old Papillion, and Leo the 4 year old pit bull. Both of her dogs spend most of their time eating, playing, and sleeping.
When Ravi is not taking care of the girls here at Pinecrest she enjoys cooking, shopping, and most of all spending time with her kids. Ravi and Dr. Rangi share 3 kids together; Kenny, Sabrina, and Puneet. They welcomed their first grandchild in 2017 and love being grandparents.
Kenny Rangi, DVM
Dr. Kenny has been a doctor at Pinecrest since May of 2017. He is the son of Dr. Pritpal Rangi. Dr. Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from Purdue University in 2013. Continuing at Purdue, he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017. Dr. Kenny grew up in Owosso and graduated from Owosso High School in 2009, which gives him a deep connection to our community.
Dr. Kenny was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps fulfilling his passion to help humans through their pet’s health and well-being. He has always admired the profession and all that comes with it; being a veterinarian allows him to solidify the human-animal bond between his patients and clients. Dr. Kenny says his “obsessive-compulsive personality allows him to strive for providing the best care for my patients” driving his passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Kenny is very talented and really enjoys performing soft tissue surgeries, dental procedures, and internal medicine. He has also quickly become the go-to guy for allergies and dermatology here at Pinecrest. Dr. Kenny is constantly striving to continue learning new medicine so he can provide the best possible care to his patients.
Dr. Kenny has a 4-year-old American Bully, named Leo who is a ball of energy. Leo’s favorite things include giving kisses, eating, and sleeping. He’s also good at keeping Dr. Kenny up by snoring all night.
When Dr. Kenny is not caring for animals at Pinecrest he enjoys working out at the gym, spending summer weekends jet skiing up north, riding his road “gravel” bike, and spending time with his friends and family. Dr. Kenny is also what you consider a “foodie” and loves trying new restaurants and breweries.
Kelli Shepherd-Collard, DVM
Dr. Kelli Collard has been a veterinarian at Pinecrest Animal Hospital since September of 2019. Dr. Kelli graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in animal science and studied at Ross University graduating with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2019.
Dr. Kelli says she was influenced to become a veterinarian because when she was little she would spend time on her aunt and uncle’s farm helping tend to their animals. Her passion for veterinary medicine comes from her love for animals being able to help animals and their owners. She looks forward to continuing her experience with all the learning opportunities that veterinary medicine has to offer.
Dr. Kelli has 2 dogs at home; she has Libby the 12-year-old dachshund who loves to go for walks, sunbathe, and take naps any chance she can. They also have Remi the 6-year-old German Shorthair Pointer who enjoys bird hunting, running, playing, and going for car rides.
When Dr. Kelli is not caring for animals at Pinecrest she enjoys going up north to spend time outdoors. Her favorite activities are kayaking, fishing, riding trails. She also enjoys golfing, playing team games like volleyball and softball, and walking the dogs.
Amanda has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since November 2018. Amanda loves taking continuing education courses and is currently enrolled in school to further her knowledge within the field and keep up on the newest techniques.
Amanda has had a passion for animals since she was a young girl and decided to turn that passion into a career. “I absolutely love what I do and would not change that for the world”.
Amanda and her husband have three pets of their own; Ike a German Shepherd and is a retired police canine. Ike enjoys napping on the couch and playing with his toys. Legend a Dutch Shepherd and is an active police canine. When Legend is at work, he is all business but at home he enjoys playing with his toys. Nugget is a cool cat that enjoys midnight mischief and snuggles.
When Amanda is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel, their fur babies, and families. Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun, kayaking, and gardening. Amanda is also a crafty person who finds ideas on Pinterest and brings them to life in her home.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kayla has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since August 2021. Kayla has a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology that was obtained through Michigan State University in 2021. Kayla is also Fear Free certified. Kayla has had a passion for animals since she was a young girl and decided to turn that passion into a career. “Being their voice and being able to help them through hard or scary times” is what drives her passion.
Kayla and her husband have three pets of their own; Dot is a pretty laid-back kitty who enjoys bird watching. Kiara is a special needs rescue kitty who enjoys cuddling. Oscar is a Bearded Dragon, who enjoys sleeping most of the time. When Kayla is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys spending time outdoors; camping and hiking. Kayla also enjoys spending time with her cats.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Katherine has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since January 2022. Katherine graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2021. Katherine is also Fear Free Certified. Katherine enjoys working with our patients and their owners to ensure each visit is as stress-free as possible.
Katherine has one pet of her own; Turbo. Turbo enjoys playing with toys and diving under the rugs at home. When Katherine is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys watching football, painting, and traveling.
Melissa has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since May 2020. Melissa’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals and being able to help the animals in their time of need.
Melissa has four pets of their own; Jameson is a pretty laid-back kitty who enjoys yelling to the birds. Storm is a mixed breed who enjoys barking at her siblings and rolling around in the dirt. Ash is a mixed breed who enjoys playing with her siblings. Ish is a mixed breed that enjoys hoarding his toys from his siblings.
When Melissa is not treating patients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her fur-kids, doing yardwork, and watching sports.
Sam has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since March 2022. Sam is currently enrolled in college to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology. Sam’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals and being an advocate for their well-being.
Sam has three pets of her own; Moxxi is a Siberian Husky who enjoys going for car rides and taking walks. Fable is a Norwegian Elkhound who enjoys snuggling. Pistol is a Pitbull who enjoys playing fetch and snuggling.
When Sam is not treating patients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys quality time with her family, archery, and traveling.
Lia has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since March 2022. Lia graduated from Baker College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2022. Lia’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Lia enjoys being the voice for her patients and being able to help their owners as well.
Lia has two pets of her own; Finnigan is a Tuxedo Cat who enjoys playing hide n seek. Griffen is a feisty cat but does love to snuggle.
When Lia is not treating patients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys raising Monarch Butterflies.
Pet Care Attendant
Liza has been a kennel technician with Pinecrest since April 2018. Liza is always a helping hand around the hospital and her work ethic is untouchable. Liza has 26 years of experience working with large animals. Prior to joining the Pinecrest team she studied technical agriculture and zoo technique production.
Liza has a heartfelt passion for helping animals that started while she lived in Peru. She enjoyed working with llamas and alpacas so she worked with them for 18 years in the Peruvian mountains, she taught about the importance of quality breeding of llamas and alpacas in rural and indigenous communities to improve the lives of these animals. Liza says what drives her passion for veterinary medicine is “to help animals in any way possible”.
Liza has three dogs and two cats of her own. She has Maya who is a 2 year old German shepherd; Maya enjoys playing with her ball in the yard. She has a pair of pitbulls as well named Bella and King, King is 8 years old and Bella is 6 years old and these two enjoy playing with their Kong toy. And then there is Smokey the 15 year old cat and Batychica the 2 year old cat, these two love to eat and play with their toys.
When Liza isn’t helping animals at Pinecrest she enjoys art. She is interested in wood and leather pyrography; she also shares a passion for photography and landscaping. She mostly enjoys taking photos of llamas and alpacas. When Liza is not focusing on the arts she is at home spending time with her animals and friends.
Emma has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since September 2021. While Emma attended high school, she participated in a vocational Veterinary Assistant program and became a certified Veterinary Assistant. Emma is currently enrolled in college to obtain an Associate’s degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology.
Emma has one fur baby of her own; Diamond is a laid-back kind of cat. She enjoys sleeping in the sun and snuggling.
When Emma is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys making goat cheese.
Katy has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since June 2021. Her love of Veterinary Medicine is what brought her to the field. Katy’s interest in the happiness of our patients is what drives her passion.
Katy has 6 fur babies of her own; Lulu a Pitbull, Mabel a Frenchie, and 4 cats Gracie, Luna, Oscar, and Olive. When Katy is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, baking, and hiking.
Mason has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since June 2022. Mason loves being able to see our patients get better and knowing that our team works their hardest to achieve that.
Mason has two fur babies of his own; Lorenzo an Australian Shepherd who enjoys playing frisbee. Blu a Ragdoll who enjoys sleeping the day away and snuggling.
When Mason is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, he enjoys kayaking and camping.
Client Service Representative
Shanda has been with Pinecrest since December of 2019 but had been a client with her own pets since she was a child. Shanda’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Shanda particularly enjoys seeing the joy on pet owners’ faces when their pet who was ill is feeling better again.
Shanda has two pets of her own; Frisky is a laid-back cat who enjoys lounging at home. Nordell is the newest edition at home and she enjoys doing zoomies around the house and playing with her brother.
When Shanda is not helping clients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys gardening, drawing, and camping.
Client Service Representative
Stacey has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since August 2021. Stacey’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals.
Stacey has two pets of her own; Mikey is a Yorkshire Terrie Mix who enjoys herding chickens and snuggling. Piper is a Blue Heeler who enjoys chasing the cows and birds in the yard.
When Stacey is not helping clients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys spending time with her family, and cheering on her kids at their sporting events, and livestock shows.
Client Service Representative
Jacy has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since February 2022. Jacy’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Jacy enjoys seeing the gratitude on our client’s faces when we are able to help them.
Jacy has two pets of her own; Liza is a Frenchie who enjoys hiking in the snow, sleeping, and eating. Paisley is a Chihuahua who enjoys chasing the squirrels in the yard, walking, and snuggling.
When Jacey is not helping clients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys crafting, reading, and hiking with her fur friends.
Client Service Representative
Stephanie has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since August 2022. Stephanie’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Stephanie enjoys seeing our clients show off their adorable pets and being able to be one of the many people involved in helping deliver compassionate care to our patients.
Stephanie has two pets of her own; Asher is a Multi-poo who enjoys going for bike rides and being outdoors. Snow is a cool cat who enjoys climbing trees.
When Stephanie is not helping clients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys painting, scrapbooking, reading, and singing.
Clinic Cleaning Services
Terry started at Pinecrest at in September of 2009. Terry says that the vet field was a career path that chose him. Terry and his wife first came to Pinecrest as clients, but Dr. Rangi eventually asked Terry to come in for an interview for a custodial position. Dr. Rangi was so impressed with Terry that they hired him right away, and he has been here since.
Before working at Pinecrest Terry was an emotional therapy teacher for special needs children, he is passionate about working with children and helping them grow into hardworking, independent adults. After working in schools for years, Terry decided to continue his education and became a minister.
When Terry is not keeping things in tip top shape at Pinecrest he enjoys playing his electric keyboard, and cooking. Terry is passionate about music and can be found in churches form Owosso to flint performing for the public.
Terry and his wife, Lupe, have 2 pets of their own. They have Celly a 12 year old Labrador Retriever who enjoys playing catch, and Delilah the 7 year old cat that likes to sleep.