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About Us


  • Barb Leppke

    Barb is the owner and veterinarian at Shady Oak. She comes from Wisconsin and went to school at the University of Minnesota.

  • Sharon Golden

    Sharon is a Minnesota native and joined Shady Oak in 2005. She specializes in dermatology, allergies, lameness and internal medicine.

  • Chris Siefferman

    Chris comes from Georgia and has been with us since 2003. She is a member of AVMA, MVA, Feline Practitioners and Dental Society.

  • Michelle Vaughn

    Michelle helps us part-time and comes from St. Louis Park. She’s been with us since 2009 and is a member of the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary Technicians

  • Judith Aune, CVT

  • Karen Clark

  • Sara French

  • Marlo Karp, CVT

  • Chelsea Lee

  • Taylor Partridge

  • Angie Ramm

  • Tyler Shannon

  • Melanie Wieman, CVT

Veterinary Support Staff

  • Susan Carroll

  • Molly Kubeczko

  • Maggi Nickelson
    Practice Manager

  • Genell Laabs

  • Jody Waldemar

  • Nicole Sylvestre