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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

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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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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DeeDee Bledsoe

Client Service Representative

Dee Dee is from Springtown, TX where she lives with her husband of 36 years, Gary. She has been involved in the veterinarian industry for over 22 years. Dee Dee enjoys spending her spare time by the pool with her 3 children, 3 grandchildren and several Great Dane’s.

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Charlene Tomas

Client Service Representative

Charlene Moved to Springtown in 1998.

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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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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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Kym Crowdus

Veterinary Technician

Kym has been a veterinary technician for 15 years! Her favorite aspects of vet med are emergencies, surgery/anesthesia, anything with farm or exotic animals and educating clients. Outside of work, spending time with my family is her favorite thing to do. She has 5 stepkids, 4 step-grandkids, 2 cats, and a dog.

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Meagan Walker

Exam Room Assistant

Meagan graduated from Adrian High School in 2009 and obtained her core college classes at Amarillo College. She then moved to north Texas to be closer to family. 

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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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