Get to know our caring staff!


Dr. William Engel, DVM

Dr. Engel graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Genetics and Molecular biology. He then graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include regenerative medicine, lameness evaluation and equine rehabilitation. Dr. Engel spends his time away from work skydiving, playing music, and relaxing on his farm.

Dr. Erin Hendricken, DVM

Erin grew up in Ashton, Maryland and currently lives in New Windsor with her two dogs.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington College and spent the next four years in Ireland earning her MVB (DVM) from the University College of Dublin. During her travels she enjoyed foxhunting across the Irish countryside and was an exercise rider for a national hunt training stable there.  Erin joined Ridgeview Veterinary Practice in August 2014. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including running, hiking with her dogs, traveling and trying new foods.

Dr. Lauren Hendrickson, DVM

Dr. Lauren Hendrickson has been on the Ridgeview Veterinary Practice team since 2008. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 and then received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2008. Her clinical interests include comprehensive management of all levels of equine athletes as well as infectious diseases. She enjoys sports medicine and rehabilitation and has additional education in ultrasonography and dentistry. Dr. Lauren grew up near Chicago riding show hunters and any other horse she could find. After moving to Maryland her riding focused on eventing and dressage. She lives in Frederick with her husband, son, and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling, tinkering with her fish tanks, and trips to the beach.

Bonnie Strain

Bonnie grew up in Elkridge, Maryland with her dogs and horses, and even co-managed a boarding facility in Marriottsville for almost 18 years.  Bonnie has a Quarter Horse that she shows locally as well as on the breed level. She also enjoys trail riding, hiking and photography. While she has been a client for almost 15 years, she recently joined the staff in July 2016.

Katie Mayo

Katie joined Ridgeview Veterinary Practice in 2006.  She grew up in this area eventing through the Intermediate level and graduated from the Redland Hunt Pony Club with her “A” rating.  Her work experience includes barn management, riding instruction, exercise riding and vet tech work. She currently owns a young OTTB that is learning to be an event horse and still has one of her first horses, who now helps Katie teach beginner lessons. She lives in Mount Airy with her husband Pat, their young son Tilghman and their wonderful dog, Dixie.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the water, especially Maryland’s eastern shore and the Outer Banks.

Kelley Williams

Once a full-time Ridgeview employee, Kelley has recently moved into the role of part-time office assistant, picking up odds and ends from billing questions to “trying” to solve minor computer problems. She lives on her family’s A Bit Better Farm in Unity, Maryland with her husband and two children along with a large variety of cats, dogs, horses and even a few more human family members! Kelley spends most of her time teaching lessons and retraining young off the track thoroughbreds as well as competing in eventing up through the Advanced level.