Dr. Ridgeway attained her Certificate in Surgical Technology from Onondaga Community College in 1986, an A.A.S. in Agriculture Science from SUNY at
Morrisville in 1988, a B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Idaho in 1992. She began an M.S. degree program at the University of Idaho in Bacteriology from 1991 – 1993, received her D.V.M. at Washington State University in 1997, and became Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006 from Chi University.