Meet Our Team

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

Practice Owner

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.

Ravi

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

Senior Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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.

Julia Lombardo, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Julia Lomardo is a new face to the Clinic and new to MI! She moved to our beautiful state with her fiance and pets in 2021 on a new adventure. Dr. Julia enjoys long conversations and is very interested in research.

Dr. Julia states that “Through my life, I have found that the best way to find those answers is through learning and education.” Combined with a desire to help others and a passion for all that is non-human, she felt a calling to join the field of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Julia has 3 pets of her own, a little island dog named Selene and 2 cats, Asteria and Tuxedo Mask. They are all unique and like to challenge her daily with their antics! Tux is the oldest and most moody, Selene is the neediest, and Asteria is the baby of the family who is also a goblin. In Dr. Julia’s free time she enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, getting lost in a good book, and enjoys playing musical instruments.

Debra

Hospital Administrator

Debra joined us in December 2020 as Hospital Administrator. While new to Pinecrest, Debra has over 30 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Debra worked for over 16 years in emergency/critical care as a veterinary technician, as well in oncology, internal medicine, avian and feline only practices. Debra’s diverse training has enhanced her experience as a veterinary practice manager for the past 6 years.

Debra is currently enrolled in business management at Mott Community College with the goal of completing the stringent qualifications required to be a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Debra has three dogs and six cats at her home in Grand Blanc with her fiancé and son and daughter. She is owned by Bindi, a yellow Labrador Retriever whose main hobby is eating, and Hope, a very active Dutch Shepherd. Of her six cats, her favorite is a long -haired orange tabby named Archie Morris Puffins, whose hobbies include meowing at the top of the stairs, biting while getting his nails trimmed, and grooming his cat brothers, Mark and Christopher.

When Debra is not working or studying, she enjoys gardening in the summer, hiking with her son while he searches for snakes, painting and running. Debra has set the lofty goal of completing a 50 mile trail run in August of 2022.

Kayla M.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kayla joined our team after graduating from the Veterinary Nursing Program at Michigan State University in August 2021. Kayla is Fear Free certified, and Recover certified, which is a CPR educational certification. Prior to this Kayla had five years of experience working as a veterinary receptionist, assistant and kennel manager.

Kayla is passionate about making sure her patients stay as stress/fear free as possible while getting the care they need. She is also very passionate about cats and ensuring they get routine, stress free veterinary care.

At home Kayla has two very spoiled cats, Dot and Kiara. Dot has been with Kayla her whole life, and is a sassy tortoise shell who runs the house. Kiara was a special needs rescue, who has one eye and is blind, but that doesn’t stop her from chasing her sister around! Kayla also owns a 14 year old bearded dragon named Oscar. In her free time Kayla enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her cats.

Katherine

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Katherine is a 2021 graduate of the Michigan State University Veterinary Nursing Program and is Fear Free Certified.  Her goal is to make patient visits as stress-free as possible.  Katherine has always had a love for animals which was cemented during her time as a volunteer at the Humane Animal Treatment Society in Mt. Pleasant.

Katherine has a kitten named Turbo who loves to zoom around the house and hide his toys in shoes.  In her free time, Katherine enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, and watching football.

Amanda

Veterinary Technician

Amanda has been a Veterinary Technician with Pinecrest Animal Hospital since November 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program through Penn Foster College to obtain her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Prior to joining Pinecrest, Amanda worked at an emergency hospital in Novi and at the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit.

Amanda has had a passion for animals since she was a young girl. She used to bring home all the strays she could find because they had nowhere else to go. “I am determined to grow as a technician and never stop learning. I absolutely love what I do and would not change it for the world”.

Amanda and her husband Daniel have three pets of their own; Ike a 10-year-old German Shepherd who is a retired Police K-9, Legend who is a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd who is also a K9 officer, and Nugget who is a 13-year-old cat who 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 their families. Amanda has two younger siblings, Cody and Courtney, and enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, and soaking up the sun. Amanda is also a crafty person who finds ideas on Pinterest and brings them to life in her home.

Melissa

Veterinary Technician

Melissa joined the Pinecrest team in May 2020. She came to us with experience as a receptionist in a previous clinic. She quickly moved up in that company and was able to work as a tech for the last 6 years in Oakland County until moving here.

Melissa’s passion for veterinary medicine is driven by her overall love of animals. Though she is not currently enrolled in schooling as she was able to learn quickly with on the job experience.

Melissa has 4 of her own fur babies at home. She has Jameson the 9 year old domestic shorthair who enjoys yelling at birds and sunbathing. She also has 3 dogs. There is Storm, the 5 year old Dalmatian mix, Ish the 6 year old Shar Pei mix, and Ash the 13 year old Terrier mix. Their favorite activities include chasing the cat, running in the yard, steeling the cat’s toys, and getting belly rubs.

When Melissa is not treating animals at Pinecrest Animal Hospital, she enjoys spending time in her yard, with family and her animals. She also enjoys playing basketball and football.

Sam

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Lia

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Liza

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

Veterinary Assistant

Emma joined our team as a veterinary technician after recently moving to Michigan. While Emma attended high school she participated in vocational veterinary assistant program and was able to obtain hands on experience in a veterinary clinic and become a certified veterinary assistant.

Emma plans to pursue further education and become a licensed veterinary technician. Her experience in 4H and the dairy goat club instilled in her a passion for animals and a desire to always be a helping hand to everyone she works with.

Emma shares her home with Diamond, her calico cat who was born on April Fool’s Day!

Natalie

Veterinary Assistant

Natalie is a smiling addition to our veterinary assistant team! Natalie joined Pinecrest because of her love for animals, and has three cats, Eloise, Zip and Zap, at home. Eloise is a Himalayan who loves attention, Zip loves to watch the squirrels and birds and Zap loves Taco Bell wrappers!
Natalie is currently enrolled at Mott Community College and plans to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene.

In her free time she enjoys nature, fitness and art.

Katy

Veterinary Assistant

Her love of Veterinary Medicine is what brought her to the Field! Katy has 6 Furbabies of her own; Lulu a pitbull, Mabel a Frenchie, and 4 cats Gracie, Luna, Oscar, and Olive. In her downtime Katy can be found reading, crafting, spending time with family, baking, and hiking.

Shanda

Client Service Representative

Shanda joined Pinecrest in December of 2019, but has been a client with her own pets since she was a child.

Shanda was influenced to pursue a career in veterinary medicine to help animals that are unable to help themselves. She particularly enjoys seeing the joy on pet owners’ faces when their pet who was ill is feeling better again.

Shanda has a kitty at home that keeps her busy. Frisky is a 15 year-old domestic shorthair who spends his time eating catnip and rolling in the yard outside. Frisky love playing with shoelaces and hates everyone but his family.

When Shanda is not helping clients at Pinecrest she enjoys spending her spare time gardening, drawing, and camping.

Stacey

Client Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

Jacy

Client Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

Terry

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.

Beth

Bio coming soon!