Staff

Doctors

Dr. Grindle

Dr Grindle is a 1985 graduate of the University of Minnesota Veterinary School. He has practiced at Lyndale Animal Hospital since he graduated from vet school, with the exception of a ten year period spanning the nineties, when he worked at a veterinary clinic in the western suburbs of Minnesota. In 2000, Dr. Grindle returned to Lyndale Animal Hospital and purchased the clinic in 2007 from Dr. Leon Schnack, who retired after owning the practice since 1972.

During his time off, Dr. Grindle enjoys hunting, fishing, wrestling and spending time with his family including his dog Stug and his cat, Vickers.


Dr Koppy

Dr. Koppy

Dr. Koppy Graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2009. She moved back to her home state of Minnesota after graduation and joined Lyndale Animal Hospital in December of 2009.

Her veterinary interests include internal medicine and dentistry. She enjoys the variety of general practice and the opportunity to build relationships with her clients and their pets.

In her spare time, Dr. Koppy enjoys being outside, spending time with family and traveling. She has two exceptional cats of her own, Shane and Simone, and two fun-loving dogs named Bogey and Quinn who often accompany her whenever possible.


Dr Benson

Dr. Benson

Dr. Benson graduated from Iowa State University in 2010. After graduation she moved to California to do a small animal medicine and surgery internship at VCA in west Los Angeles. Upon completion of her internship, she returned to Minnesota, her home state, and joined the staff at Lyndale Animal Hospital in August of 2011.

Her veterinary interests include dermatology, ophthalmology and behavior. In her free time Dr. Benson enjoys camping, hiking, cooking and hanging out her husband, Liam and her Newfoundland/Great Pyrenees, Zoe.


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Dr. Stoddart graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. A rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery brought her to the University of Minnesota, and upon completion of this program in 2015, she had already fallen in love with the Twin Cities. Dr. Stoddart joined the staff of Lyndale Animal Hospital in October 2018.

Her primary interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, cardiology, and care for geriatric patients. Outside of work, Dr. Stoddart loves to travel, with particular interest in trying new foods. She otherwise enjoys getting outdoors, taking along her dog Wendell whenever possible.

Technicians

Becky

Becky

Becky started working on the kennel staff at Lyndale Animal Hospital in September 2007 when she moved to Minneapolis to start veterinary technician school. She graduated with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University and was certified as a veterinary technician in 2009, at which time she transitioned to becoming a technician at Lyndale Animal Hospital.


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Chris

Chris joined the Lyndale Animal Hospital team in January of 2014 after several years working in wildlife medicine and at other small animal veterinary practices. A 2010 graduate of Argosy University, Chris and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of three: one dog (Buddy the Beagle), one cat (Gypsy) and one human (Liam). When not tending to his work duties, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, reading, watching movies and catching up on sleep.


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Erin

Erin is originally from Fargo, North Dakota but moved to the Twin Cities to start the Veterinary Technician program at Argosy University. Erin has been working at Lyndale since December of 2018. She does not have any pets of her own yet, but in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and all of their pets.


Hannah

Hannah graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Communications in 2011. She started working at Lyndale Animal Hospital in October of 2014 as a receptionist, and has since has transitioned to being a veterinary technician. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Argosy University. Hannah lives in St. Paul with her husband, daughter, their cats, Rickety Cricket and Pigeon, and their dog, Ingrid.


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Jeni graduated with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Rochester Community and Technical College in May 2014 and became a certified veterinary technician in August 2014. She started working at Lyndale Animal Hospital in August of 2014. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs Roy and Bernie Mac, cats Etta, Moo Moo, and Jacuzzi Josh, and tortoise, Paco.


Kylynn

Kylynn started here at Lyndale Animal Hospital in June of 2018. She is currently pursuing her certification as a Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster College. In her free time, she enjoys attending concerts, and hanging out with her dogs Santana and Athena.


Paige

Paige is currently attending the U of M, majoring in Animal Science. She started working at Lyndale Animal Hospital in August 2018. Paige enjoys long walks in the dog park, reading, and watching movies. She currently lives in Minnetonka with her dog, Callie Girl, and her cat, Luke Skywhisker.


Stacy

Stacy graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 2010 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She has a strong love for dental prophylaxis and geriatric pets. In her free time, you can find her on her 7 acre property in Big Lake with her two dogs, Ratchet and Wallace, her two cats, Darla and Patrick, and her husband.


Receptionists

Jenna

Jenna graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While she still does do some freelance photography, her passion for animals led her in a new direction. She has been with Lyndale Animal Hospital since June of 2018. Jenna lives in Minneapolis with her rescue kitty named Weasley, and if you can’t tell by his name, she is also a huge Harry Potter fan.


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Kelsey

Kelsey graduated from the U of M in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art. She worked as a cat sitter in New York City for a few years before deciding to start her own cat sitting business back home in Minnesota.  Being a life-long animal lover, she jumped at the chance to join the team at Lyndale Animal Hospital and has been with us since December 2011. In her spare time she enjoys food blogging, photography, and yoga. Kelsey lives in Minneapolis with her cats, Harriet and Bourdain.