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. Rachelle Ludwick

Dr. Rachelle Ludwick grew up on Long Island, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, majoring in Evolutionary Biology. She then attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her DVM degree. After vet school, Dr. Ludwick completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery in Virginia. Rachelle grew up trail riding on Western horses, but then learned dressage and hunt seat when she moved to upstate New York for vet school. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé Howie and her polydactyl cat Milo. Dr. Ludwick is so excited to get to know you and your horse!

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.