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Practice Manager

Katie Luksetich


We are excited to welcome a new Practice Manager to our team! Katie Luksetich, CVT joined the Risius team in October, 2019.

Katie has been in the Veterinary field for nearly 20 years. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from high school where she started her Veterinary career working as a Veterinary Receptionist. Very quickly she knew she wanted to expand her career in the animal health field, and decided to pursue an education at Kirkwood Community College in the Veterinary Technology Program. She graduated from the Vet Tech program and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2004. Since then she has worked in several small and exotic animal hospitals in Portland, OR, Chicago, and Dubuque. At each practice she has gravitated toward leadership roles, and has been a Practice Manager at two practices prior to coming to Risius Family Veterinary Service.

Katie’s mission as the Practice Manager at Risius Family Veterinary Services is to create a positive experience for all clients, patients, and staff by drawing from her extensive background in the Veterinary field and utilizing the wide range of skills she has acquired during her career as a CVT and Veterinary Receptionist. She is excited to be part of our team, and is looking forward to growing with the Risius Veterinary Family.

Katie lives in Dubuque with her son, Eddie, their cats Callie and Evan, and their fish Elmo and Big Bird. In her free time, she enjoys road trips (which is good considering her long commute to work), music, photography, spending time outdoors, yoga, meditation, the Chicago Blackhawks, and she is a coffee fanatic!