About Us

Lyndale Animal Hospital was the first animal hospital built in Minneapolis.

Since 1936

Lyndale Animal Hospital was the first animal hospital built in Minneapolis. Built in 1936 as a stand alone vet clinic, Lyndale Animal Hospital maintains its charm and quaintness.

The hospital ownership has only passed through the hands of three previous owners; all veterinarians that practiced within its walls until retirement.

In 2022, Dr. Marie Koppy took over ownership of the practice. She strives to maintain the historic building, while keeping up with the changes in technology, and of course, continuing to practice compassionate veterinary care.

Our Staff

Dr. Koppy

Dr. Koppy

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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

Dr. Benson

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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

Dr. Stoddart

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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

Becky

Technician

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.

Courtney

Courtney

Technician

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

Erin

Technician

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

Jeni

Technician

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.

Stacy

Stacy

Technician

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.

Ginny

Ginny

Technician Assistant

Ginny graduated from the UMN with a degree in Archaeology in 2018 and followed a passion for animals into shelter and veterinary medicine work post-graduation.

She has a passion for behavior and training and works as a trainer outside of clinic hours and loves to talk about animal enrichment! She loves to hike and spend time outside being active and occasionally her cat tags along.

Paige

Paige

Technician Assistant

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.

Colleen

Colleen

Technician Assistant

Colleen was born and raised in Rosemount, MN. She spent the last several years in Lincoln, NE earning her degree in animal science and working at an emergency veterinary clinic.

Colleen has had a passion for animals and their care her whole life, and always knew she had to pursue a career where she could be with animals every day. Her family has a golden retriever named Manny and she has a gecko named Ned! She hopes to become a certified vet tech some day.

Aurora

Aurora

Technician Assistant

Aurora is currently taking a hiatus from school to focus on her career in veterinary medicine.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her rabbit, Dragon, gardening, bird watching, and doing various arts and crafts.

Cammie

Cammie

Receptionists

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.

Jenna

Jenna

Receptionists

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

Kelsey

Practice Manager

Kelsey graduated from the U of M in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

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.

STRONG ARTSTRONG ART
23:32 21 Feb 22
They're the most loving and compassionate staff I've ever had the fortune of having as it pertains to the overall health and quality of all my cats!
Sarah HarringtonSarah Harrington
15:12 01 Feb 22
I've been going to Lyndale Animal Hospital since I first got a kitten in 2015. It is a wonderful clinic and they are extremely kind and understanding. I am giving 4 stars because their parking lot can sometime be tricky to get into and can be frustrating if you aren't used to uptown.
Jonzalez ArtJonzalez Art
21:08 27 Jan 22
They love my dog and Mister Musashi loves them. It's always great and trusted. Absolutely golden.
Sandi WSandi W
06:23 29 Dec 21
My 16 year old cat was recently seen by Dr. Stoddart for a quite concerning issue. The care that my cat received was so wonderful and caring. My cat is totally thriving now— and doing so well!! I could not be more impressed with the care provided by Dr. Stoddart.
E GonzE Gonz
16:12 10 Aug 21
Every time my dog and I visit here, we're so happy. My dog acts like he's seeing family members when we walk through the door, wagging his tail and jumping all around with his puppy excitement, eager to greet everyone. He loves it and I love it.Everyone is very responsive and so, so kind every time, even if I just need advice on the phone. It really is the best, I'm so happy I found them. My dog is a rescue and super timid/cautious and they make him feel comfortable and they take such great care of him.If you have an animal and you love them, I highly recommend taking them here. 🙂
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