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 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 one exceptional cat of her own, Shane, and two fun-loving dogs named Bogey and Quinn, who often accompany her whenever possible.
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.
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.
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. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their cat, Peggy.
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.
Courtney graduated with a AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University in May 2017. She became a certified veterinary technician in October 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking and aerial acrobatics.
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 just got a cat of her own named Theo, and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and all of their pets.
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 and Moo Moo, and tortoise, Paco.
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 graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 2010 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She has a strong love for dental prophylaxis, geriatric pets, calico cats, and finicky felines.When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending her time volunteering at a local sanctuary for cats and dogs, or being outdoors with her husband on her 7 acre property in Big Lake. She has 2 dogs- Ratchet & Wallace, 2 cats- Darla & Patrick, and 2 foster cats- Mr. Cheeks & Tux.
Cammie has always described herself as a nerd first and everything else second. In 2016 she graduated from the UMN with a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, and she continues to keep creativity present in her day-to-day life. If she isn’t reading, drawing, or gaming, you’ll often find her working on diverse sewing projects both old and new. Her love and care toward her childhood dogs and current menagerie led her to begin working with the Lyndale Animal Hospital in July of 2019. Currently she lives in her Minneapolis apartment with her fiancé Casey, their rats, and their tarantula.
Emily studied art at Winona State University but is excited to pursue her passion of working with animals (and the people who love them!). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, their cat, Syd, and two dogs: Quito and Clifford (pictured).
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.
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 as a receptionist, and was promoted to practice manager in April 2019. In her spare time she enjoys food blogging, baking, and yoga. Kelsey lives in Minneapolis with her partner, and their cats, Harriet, Bourdain, Chuck, and Cecil.