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Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Shady Oak Veterinary Clinic in Minnetonka! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (952) 938-1926 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Barb Leppke

Barb is the owner and veterinarian at Shady Oak. She comes from Wisconsin and went to school at the University of Minnesota. In her spare time she enjoys running and participating in triathlons/marathons.

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. In her spare time she enjoys wood work and taking her dog for long walks.

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. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, yoga and attending her children’s many activities.

Molly Kubeczko

Molly is a Minnesota native. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and joined the Shady Oak team in 2017. She enjoys dentistry, surgery and internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, fishing and camping.

Gretchen Spoden

Veterinary Technicians

Chelsea L, CVT

Melanie W, CVT

Alex M, CVT

Angie R

Marlo K, CVT

Cheyanna H

Tyler S

Taylor B

Ashley L, CVT

Lucy W

Amy G, CVT

Shannon F

Summar J

Veterinary Support Staff

Maggi A

Practice Manager/ Veterinary Assistant

Genell L


Jody W


Kaylee N

Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Arnette C


Katie V