XHoliday Hours:Our Grote and Riverstone hospitals will be closed on July 4th and 5th so that we can spend time with our families over the holiday. We will resume normal business hours on July 6th. Have a safe and happy 4th!
Riverstone Veterinary Hospital
Open M-Th: 7:45AM - 5:30PM;
F: 7:45AM - 5:00PM
Brock, TX
(817) 270-9415
Grote Veterinary Clinic
Open M-F: 7:45AM - 5:30PM;
Sat: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Weatherford, TX
(817) 270-9416

Grote Staff

Dr. Ryan Cate

Dr. Ryan Cate

Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Ryan Cate, Veterinarian, purchased Grote Veterinary Clinic in January 2016. Dr. Ryan Cate grew up in Boyd, Texas and attended Weatherford College where he obtained an Associate Degree in Agricultural Science.

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Dr. Heidi Ritthaler

Associate Veterinarian at Grote

Heidi Ritthaler DVM joined Riverstone Vet Group in the spring of 2019. She is a 20 year resident of Parker County, having come to the region right after graduating from Colorado State University in 1999. Dr. Ritthaler's professional interests include small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry.

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Dr. Morgan Solomon

Associate Veterinarian at Grote

Morgan Solomon, DVM joined Riverstone Veterinary Group in August 2020. Originally from just outside of Ruston, La, she is a proud graduate of both Louisiana Tech University and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation from veterinary school, she completed a 1 year internship at Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, where she fell in love with the Parker County area and community.

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Vanda Harrell

Client Service Representative

Vanda is from Brock, Tx where she lives with her husband, Andy, two daughters, Rachel and Sadie, her two dogs, Remi and Heath, and numerous show pigs. In her spare time, Vanda enjoys cooking for her family, working pigs, and watching her girls play basketball. 

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Charlene Tomas

Client Service Representative

Charlene Moved to Springtown in 1998.

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Arielle Hicks

Veterinary Technician

Arielle is an aspiring veterinarian. She has a loving Chihuahua named Chico. She also loves spending time with her family of 2 children Anija and Darius Jr and her fiancé Darius Sr. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and reading.

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Erin Duesterhaus

Veterinary Technician

Erin loves being around animals every day. She has a wonderful dog named Sarge, who she loves to bring to work with her. Working and going to school online with Penn Foster, to obtain her Veterinary Technician License, Erin stays busy. When she completes school, she would like to stay here at Grote, doing what she loves, helping and caring for animals.

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Allie Popeck

Exam Room Assistant

Allie is a recent graduate from Texas A&M's fighin' class of 2020 with a degree in biomedical sciences. She is currently applying to vet school in hopes of being a large animal vet. When she's not at work she enjoys showing cutting horses and spending time with her dogs Moose and Molly! 

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Stephanie Laurence

Kennel Technician

Stephanie has lived in Weatherford since 2000 and has worked at Grote Veterinary Clinic for about 4 months now.  She has a deep love for animals of all kinds, and takes pride in owning 3 dogs, 2 potbellied pigs (which she absolutely adores), and a mule. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys being with family and friends, riding, camping, and just "going" all the time. 

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Molly Scroggins

Kennel Assitant

Molly has been working with us for about a year now. She loves working with all types of animals, and really loves the variety that we see here in our clinic. In her spare time, Molly raises and shows competitve rabbits nationwide, on occasion she likes to bring one of her rabbits for the staff to love on too!

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