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.
Angela Phinney, DVM
Dr. Angela Phinney joined as a veterinarian at Pinecrest Animal Hospital since April 2023. Dr. Angela grew up in Ralph, a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Growing up, Dr. Angela was surrounded by animals, and this is where her passion for caring for animals began. Dr. Angela attended Michigan State University for undergrad and graduated with a degree in Medical Technology. She then went on to attend MSU’s veterinary school and graduated in 2006. Dr. Angela believes in developing and maintaining the human animal bond and treating patients like family so she can help them enjoy long and healthy lives.
Dr. Angela has two pets of her own: Shelby, a Pitbull mix who enjoys playing fetch and chasing rabbits, and Paisley, a Pug who enjoys catching balls and snuggling with her sister.
When Dr. Angela is not caring for her patients at Pinecrest, she enjoys swimming, reading, traveling and playing volleyball. She also enjoys volunteering, mentoring and teaching veterinary students by providing hands on learning experiences.
Tori Burzynski, DVM
Dr. Tori Burzynski joined as a veterinarian at Pinecrest Animal Hospital in June 2023. Growing up, Dr. Tori always felt a drive and passion to help animals, and that same drive got stronger as she got older and began her career. Dr. Tori attended Michigan State University’s veterinary school and graduated in 2022. Dr. Tori enjoys learning and seeing new techniques that she can bring aboard to the team.
Dr. Tori has two pets of her own: Reya, a Labrador Retriever who enjoys playing fetch, playing with her sibling, and going on walks, and Trout, a Labrador Retriever who enjoys playing with his sibling, walks, and eating all the treats!
When Dr. Tori is not caring for her patients at Pinecrest, she enjoys swimming, kayaking, disc golfing, reading, hiking, and traveling.
John Gumbs, DVM
Visiting Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Gumbs has been traveling performing orthopedic surgeries in Southeastern Michigan since 1997. Dr. Gumbs graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and then completed one year internship. Following the internship Dr. Gumbs completed his residency at Michigan State University in 1985.
Dr. Gumbs was inspired by his father, a doctor, and it was always his childhood dream to become a veterinarian. Dr. Gumbs has 8 Leonbergers, 2 horses, and 2 birds. When Dr. Gumbs is not caring for his patients, he enjoys golfing, reading, and driving his Tesla.
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 who enjoys napping on the couch and playing with his toys. Legend is 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 laid-back kitty who enjoys bird watching, Kiara is a special needs rescue kitty who enjoys cuddling, and 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.
Lisenced Veterinary Technician
Anna has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since May 2023. Anna graduated from Baker College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2023. Anna’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animal. As a child, Anna was always eager to learn when they would take their pets into a vet office. Anna enjoys being the voice for her patients and being able to help them heal and become healthy again.
Anna has three pets of her own; Bailey is a Pitbull Mix who enjoys going for walks and snuggling. Zuko is a Pitbull Mix who enjoys going on walks and playing fetch. Ecko is a Leopard Gecko who enjoys exploring and basking in the sun.
When Anna is not treating patients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys horseback riding and walking with her dogs.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Cheryl joined the Pinecrest Animal Hospital team in July 2023. Cheryl has a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology that was obtained through Michigan State University in 1990. Cheryl has had a passion for animals since she was a child, and as she got older took an interest in animal medicine. Cheryl enjoys helping our pet parents keep their pets healthy and being able to provide the best care when patients are not feeling well. Cheryl also enjoys spending one-on-one time with our pet parents, providing client education and answering any questions that may arise during their visit.
Cheryl and her husband have two pets of their own: Sadie, a Brittany Spaniel who enjoys chasing wildlife in the yard and running, and Maizey Blue, an English Springer Spaniel who enjoys giving kisses and playing. When Cheryl is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, roller coasters, music, and history.
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, and Griffen is a feisty cat that loves to snuggle.
When Lia is not treating patients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys raising Monarch Butterflies.
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.
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.
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, and 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.
Jessica has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since December 2022.
Her love of Veterinary Medicine is what brought her to the field. Jessica enjoys being able to care for our patients and watch them recover from illness.
Jessica has 3 fur babies of her own: Barney, a mixed breed who enjoys sleeping, and Fish and Carlos, kitties who love to snuggle and play with their toys.
When Jessica is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys riding horses, hunting, cooking, and crafting.
Katlyn has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since January 2023.
Her love of Veterinary Medicine is what brought her to the field. Katlyn is currently enrolled at Michigan State University. Katlyn enjoys the one-on-one experience with our patients.
Katlyn has 2 fur babies of her own: Bear, a Corgi, who enjoys car rides, and Cooper, a cat, who enjoys drinking from the sink.
When Katlyn is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys camping and raising/showing lambs.
Jenna has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since April 2023. Jenna is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Baker College.
Jenna has 3 fur babies of her own: Kenny, is a kitty who loves to sleep; Molly, a Border Collie who enjoys chasing her ball and frisbee; and Lily, a mixed breed who enjoys eating and playing tug.
When Jenna is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys reading and crocheting.
Eva has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since August 2023. Eva is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Baker College. Eva enjoys being able to help any sick patients that may come in, watching them heal, and seeing the smile on their owners’ face when their pet is feeling much better.
When Eva is not caring for the animals at Pinecrest, she enjoys painting art, gardening, and reading.
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, a laid-back cat who enjoys lounging at home, and Nordell, the newest edition at home who 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, and 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
Shelby has been with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since September 2022. Shelby’s passion for Veterinary Medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Shelby enjoys seeing our patient’s health improve and their journey as they age.
Shelby has three pets of her own: Moris is a cat who enjoys eating and sleeping, Kleio is a cat who enjoys playing and sleeping, and Griffin is a Bearded Dragon who enjoys digging, eating, and sleeping.
When Shelby is not helping clients at Pinecrest Animal Hospital she enjoys watching movies and spoiling her own pets.
Amy graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2001. Amy received her certificate of completion for soft tissue ultrasound in 2018. In 2020 she completed her certificate program for echocardiography. When Amy is not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies and camping.