South Ridge Animal Clinic

It is our mission to provide confident, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to pets and their families.  Our team strives to form personal relationships and has a passion for reinforcing the human animal bond.  We achieve this mission by adhering to our core values of caring, healing and education.

South Ridge Animal Clinic is a small animal veterinary medical facility, located in Lincoln, NE. The professional and courteous staff at South Ridge Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. South Ridge Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Lincoln and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how South Ridge Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet(s).
  • Mon-Wed: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Closed Wed from 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed
  • Virginia L. Donovan, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian / Practice Owner
    Dr. Donovan graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1989 and earned her DVM from Kansas State University in 1993.  In 1999, with her mom has her receptionist and bookkeeper, and her dad as her veterinary assistant, she opened South Ridge Animal Clinic.  At that time the clinic was just a small suite on Pine Lake Road and as the practice grew, more space was needed to provide adequate veterinary care for the increasing patient base.  In 2010, Dr. Donovan and her staff moved the practice one block south to the current spacious facility on 29th St.  This increase in space has allowed for more diagnostic and treatment services, an additional veterinarian, Dr. Lindsey Hanson, additional technical staff, plus a full time practice manager.  These additions greatly add to the quality and quantity of care able to be provided for pets and their owners.  The move proved highly successful for veterinary care in southwest Lincoln!

    Dr. Donovan and her husband, Greg, have two boys, Scott and Sam. Their family holds dear many pets, including an amazing and loyal Labrador Retriever named Sunny, a bouncy and loving Vizsla named Sophie, and an ornery but lovable cat who answers to the name Simon, but only when he feels like it.  Their very small pets include a velvety soft gray chinchilla named Zoomy, and a Lion Head bunny named Simba.  The Donovans have found that their variety of pets make their household fun and there is never a dull moment!

    Fun Fact: Dr. Donovan enjoys being very active in her sons' boy scout group activities.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
  • Lindsey Hanson, D.V.M.

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Lindsey Hanson attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science in 2009. She then graduated from Iowa State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2013. A true Husker, she moved back to Lincoln to work at a small animal practice following graduation. She joined the South Ridge Animal Clinic healthcare team in September of 2016. 


    Dr. Hanson has a passion for learning and enjoys attending continuing education events to gain new knowledge in the veterinary field. She has special interests in internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery.


    Originally from Kearney, Dr. Hanson married her high school sweetheart, Brent. Together they have a daughter, Evelyn, and a pug named Henry (a.k.a. Hank the Tank). Dr. Hanson enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching movies.

    Fun Fact: Dr. Hanson sings in her church's choir and plays the piano.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Andrea

    Practice Manager
    Andrea has over a decade of experience in the veterinary field.  She was born in Lincoln but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where she was a veterinary technician and pet-sitter. She was hired as a veterinary assistant at South Ridge in 2013 and became the Practice Manager in October of 2014. She loves all animals and has 3 very spoiled cats of her own: Ezrah, Mary & Mama. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, making art, taking pictures, watching movies, gardening, cooking, hanging out with her animal loving partner, friends and family and of course, her cats!

    Fun Fact: Andrea enjoys collecting fossils, seashells, bird feathers, turtle shells, antler sheds and shark's teeth.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Brad

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Brad attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and has been working as a Veterinary Technician for a whopping 21 years!  He has been working part time at South Ridge since June of 2013, following his day job. Brad has 2 cats of his own, Marvin and Colors, as well as 3 Quarterhorses. In his free time, Brad enjoys riding his horses, watching movies and hanging out with friends.

    Fun Fact: Brad enjoys watching horror movies but admits to screaming like a little girl while watching them.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Mey

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Mey is a Chicago, IL baby but was raised in Omaha, NE.  Ever since she was little, she knew that she wanted to work in the animal field to help pets be happy and healthy.  She and her fiance have 2 dogs: Scar, an Australian Shepherd and Zira, a Miniature Schnauzer as well as a ferret named Shenzi. When she is not working, you can typically find her riding her bike, spending time with her family, cleaning her house or planning her next vacation.

    Fun Fact: Whenever Mey plans a trip or recently, her wedding, she always makes a binder.  Each binder includes printed maps, hotel confirmations and fun things to do.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Alexis

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Ever since she was 3 years old, Alexis knew that she wanted to help animals in any way possible. She graduated from Nebraska Technical College of Agriculture in 2014 and joined our team in September of 2017. Alexis owns a mini dachshund named Scarlet, a dilute calico cat named Cami, a Netherland Dwarf bunny named Tuskin, a Palamino Morgan horse named Lilly, and a blue betta fish named Eiffel 65. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, hunting, fishing, camping, riding her bike, hanging out with friends and going to the movies.

    Fun Fact: Alexis was fortunate to have a mom that shared her passion for animals and over the years they have had almost every exotic small animal there is, including a Kinkajou!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Amy

    Veterinary Assistant
    Amy has been a veterinary assistant for many many years. She worked at South Ridge Animal Clinic a few years ago and happily returned to welcoming arms in July of 2016. Amy enjoys fishing/ice fishing and camping with her woodsman husband, Matt. She has a variety of animal babies at home that include a Beagle named Chloe, a Pitbull named Boomer, a farm kitty named Roo, 2 backyard chickens named L.B. and Murray and a betta fish named Dolphin Von Tuna. 

    Fun Fact: Amy absolutely loves Halloween and even had a Beetlejuice themed wedding!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Christy

    Veterinary Assistant
    Christy is originally from Yankton, South Dakota.  She graduated from UNL in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. Christy has worked at South Ridge Animal Clinic since 2007!  She now works part-time at South Ridge as she is a full-time mom raising her 3 beautiful children, Breckton, Mia & Ella with her husband, Mike. She has a Border Collie named Bella and a cat named Charlie.

    Fun Fact: Christy runs an in-home pet boarding service called "Just Fur Now" so she always has many furry friends at her house.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Alyssa

    Veterinary Receptionist
    Alyssa is from Grand Island and is attending college in Lincoln. She began working at the front desk of South Ridge in September 2015.  In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with her friends and family but most of all her with her favorite four-legged running buddy, Bella, a 2 year old Boxer/Hound mix and her very sweet, 10 year old Cocker Spaniel, Oreo.  Oreo is taking naps under the front desk anytime Alyssa is working.

    Fun Fact: Alyssa is addicted to coffee and Snapchat.  She keeps her coworkers smiling with her silliness and singing of Disney songs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Raina

    Veterinary Receptionist
    Raina grew up in Lincoln and attended UNL, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries & Wildlife.  She was an animal care taker at the Humane Society before joining the South Ridge Team in March 2017.  She is one of the friendly faces you see at the front desk when you come in. In her free time she likes to go to the gym, ride bikes, go to concerts and music festivals and spend time with her family and friends. 

    Fun Fact: Raina has a twin brother who looks and acts nothing like her.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Tucker

    Clinic Cat
    Tucker was surrendered to South Ridge Animal Clinic as a young cat with an injury that required one of his rear legs to be amputated.   Dr. Donovan performed the surgery and he is now a very happy, 11 year old "tri-pawed" resident kitty cat. Sometimes, he comes up front to chew on his favorite plant and roll around on the carpet by the front door but he spends most of his day laying on Andrea's desk or in his cardboard cat mansion the staff made for him.  Tucker has saved a few patients' lives by being a blood donor.  Don't let his 3 legs fool you!  He still jumps and runs just fine, especially when he hears his food hit his bowl.

    Fun Fact: Tucker has several water bowls throughout the clinic but we have to keep one by our water cooler because if he sees you getting water, he gets quite demanding for that fresh, cold water. 
  • Lieutenant Dan

    Clinic Cat
    Like Tucker, Lieutenant Dan is also missing a back leg.  The same right hind leg as Tucker, in fact. Now our clinic has 2 "tri-pawed" cats! He is incredibly sweet and pretty needy.  His mobility is amazing as he can jump, run and play just like any other kitty.  He loves looking out the window and talking to the the birds at the feeder.

    Fun Fuct: Dan has a very girly meow.