Ridge Veterinary Hospital

4517 Macey Lane
Lake Wales, Fl 33859



Our Doctor


Welcome to Ridge Veterinary Hospital! Dr. Yoder

Dr. Yoder

Dr. Yoder grew up in an Air Force family where she moved around from place to place before ending up in rural Oviedo Florida. She graduated from Oviedo High School and went on to pursue her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida Gainesville. After graduation she moved to Lake Wales where she started her mobile veterinary service. She was the first woman equine veterinarian here in Polk County. In a field once dominated by males she powered on to then open the doors of Ridge Veterinary Hospital where she has been in practice for 31 years. 

Dr. Yoder has a menagerie of animals! Such as our clinic bird Pumpkin, a salmon crested cockatoo. She is an avid horse lover and has many dogs and cats. She also is very passionate about wildlife rehabilitation. 

Horse Pumpkin the Cockatoo Dr. Yoder with a fox