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Welcome to Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital Serving Elk River and Princeton

COVID-19 and keeping staff and customers safe:

The safety of our staff and clients is of utmost importance in order for us to continue caring for your pets during this difficult time. We are still seeing patients but we are taking added precautions to limit exposure to any infectious agents, including the coronavirus.

1.  IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Anyone that is showing respiratory symptoms, has a sore throat, cough, fever, or has traveled to an international area with a high incidence of COVID-19 is asked not to enter the clinic. You will need to reschedule your routine appointment or elective procedure. If you are ill and have an emergency or urgent situation, we ask that you remain in your vehicle and call the front desk upon arrival for further assistance.

2.  CURBSIDE SERVICE FOR APPOINTMENTS: We are currently not allowing clients in the building so please call us when you arrive in our parking lot. We will check you in for your appointment from your car and will let a technician know that you are here. 

3.  DRIVE UP TO PICK UP MEDICATIONS AND FOOD: Call ahead, and we will gladly get your order ready and process your credit card payment over the phone. Call when you are in our parking lot, and we will take your order out to you. 

Other alternatives available include mailing your order to you or ask us how to utilize our on line store.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we do our part to keep the community and staff safe. The above policies may change as we continue to learn more about the evolving pandemic.

With two veterinary clinics conveniently located in Elk River and Princeton, Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital is the place to go if you are in need of a caring veterinarian and a full service animal hospital that meets all of your pet care needs. Treating dogs, cats, and exotic pets since 1986, we understand the importance of your pet's health. For this reason we offer a variety of services, from preventative care such as routine pet exams and pet vaccinations, to various types of treatment, such as laser therapy and emergency care.

Dog and Owner

Our Experienced Veterinary Team

The veterinarians at our animal hospital have many years of experience when it comes to pet wellness and treating serious conditions. The vets providing high quality veterinary services in our Elk River and Princeton locations include:

    • Dr. Dennis Gallenberg
    • Dr. Kimberly Gallenberg
    • Dr. Sarah Cottom
    • Dr. Rick Peterson
    • Dr. Elizabeth Pepin
    • Dr. Amanda Poepke
    • Dr. Aleda Tysver

Working with our veterinarians is a highly qualified and friendly staff that includes veterinary technicians, assistants, and office support.

Services Provided at Our Animal Hospital

Along with routine pet exams, pet dental care, and pet vaccinations, the team of veterinarians at our animal hospital offers ways to prevent certain diseases, such as those caused by parasites. Some of these treatment options include flea and tick prevention, heartworm treatment, and Lyme and Anaplasmosis disease prevention.

We also offer Platelet Rich Plasma joint infusion, which is a progressive type of therapy used to treat arthritis that commonly afflicts older dogs. Laser therapy is yet another service we provide, which is a non-invasive type of treatment that can reduce pain and speed up the healing process.

Each veterinarian at our clinic will treat you and your pet with the utmost respect. Because we want your pet to be healthy, we stress the importance of regular pet exams, which can detect possible health issues early on. In most cases, the earlier a problem is caught, the easier it is to treat. Our vets also highly recommend pet dental care, which includes regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. When your pet's teeth are healthy, it helps reduce the chances certain diseases, such as heart disease and kidney disease. 

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for an experienced veterinarian to help keep your pet as healthy as possible, contact Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital. Call 763-441-4000 for our Elk River location and 763-389-4071 for our location in Princeton. Whether you want to try Platelet Rich Plasma joint infusion, or your pet is in need of flea and tick prevention, Lyme and Anaplasmosisdisease prevention, heartworm treatment, or any type of preventative care, schedule your appointment today.

At Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital, "We treat your pets as if they were our own.

We are now offering platelet rich plasma joint infusion! This is a progressive therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis in our canine patients to help decrease inflammation and alleviate pain. 

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Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital 

710 Dodge Ave., Suite F, Elk River, MN, 55330

 Dr. Dennis Gallenberg and Dr. Elizabeth Schloegel

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • DR.

    Dr. Dennis Gallenberg was born in the North Central Wisconsin City of Antigo. He was raised on a dairy and potato farm. Dennis received a B.S. degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Minnesota. His medical interests include internal medicine, surgery and reproduction. He enjoys most outdoor activities, working his chocolate Labradors and Siberian huskies and reading.

  • DR.

    Dr. Kimberly Reed Gallenberg was born and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate work and Veterinary Medicine.   She graduated in 1983 and was a classmate of Dr. Dennis.  They married in 1986 and Dr. Kim joined Barrington Oaks in 1988.  Her veterinary interests include feline and canine medicine, geriatric medicine and exotic medicine.  She owns and shows American Saddlebred horses.  She and Dennis have one daughter named Cameron.

  • DR.

    Dr. Rick Peterson was raised in North Branch, Minnesota.  He is a 1988 graduate from the University of Minnesota with a B. S. in Biology and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.  Dr. Rick is a member of the AVMA and MVMA with a special interest in canine and feline medicine and surgery.  He and his wife have one son.  He enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities, gardening and landscaping and takes interest in old cars and trucks.

  • DR.

    Dr. Sarah is a California native.  She attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine with special interests in dermatology, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. She enjoys running, cooking, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

  • DR.

    Dr. Liz Pepin was born in Brooklyn Park, MN and later lived in South Dakota then North Dakota where she received her B.A. in Fine Studio Arts from Jamestown College. She went on to graduate from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, exotic/pocket pet medicine, and preventative medicine. She shares her home with her rescued pets: a dwarf rabbit, dog and cat. Her hobbies include cooking, dancing, trips to Disney World and spending time outdoors.

  • DR.

    I grew up on a farm in northeastern South Dakota. My family raised dairy cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. Dogs and barn cats completed the picture. These early experiences nurtured my life-long love for animals and eventually led to my career choice to become a veterinarian. My undergraduate years were spent at the University of South Dakota and the University of Minnesota. I obtained my DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. My special interests include feline medicine, dermatology, behavior medicine and client education. My family consists of adult children and twin granddaughters. Currently I share my home with a pampered 18 year old kitty named Bessie.Outside of the clinic setting, I enjoy hiking, biking, reading and singing in the choir.


    Dr. Amanda grew up on a beef farm in Little Falls, MN. She completed her undergrad at St. Cloud State University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She went on the receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the U of M. 

    Her special interests include surgery, preventative medicine, nutrition and internal medicine.
    When she's not working she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with her husband, daughter, 2 German Shepherds and 2 cats.


    A 1996 Minnesota School of Business graduate, Carrie has been in the veterinary field for more than 15 years. Carrie enjoys taking care of her pets' needs and has a big heart for those animals that need a little extra attention. She has two dogs, Louie and Buddy and a cat named Al. Carrie also enjoys getting together with friends and family.


    Born and raised in Minnesota, Kristin has worked in the veterinary field for over twenty years. She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in the early 1990's. Kristin completed an internship and lived in Maui, Hawaii for one year before returning to her home state of Minnesota where she has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician at small animal hospitals throughout the suburbs. Kristin has been with Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital since 1999 and is raising two sons and a daughter. Her special interests include internal medicine, lab work and in particular, working with geriatric cats. She likes to travel and attend her children's sporting events which include BMX.


    Trinity graduated as a veterinary technician from Argosy University in 2004. She then took her state and national tests and became certified. She has been with Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital since she graduated. She enjoys reading, bowling and singing karaoke. She has two cats, Mufasa and Simba, two ferrets, Martin and Fritz, along with a mouse named Oreo.


    Michelle knew since she was a little girl that she wanted to work with animals. She attended the Minnesota School of Business to become a veterinary technician and graduated in 2004. She has been with Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years. She enjoys it very much and has learned to and loves working with all kinds of exotic animals in addition to dogs and cats. Michelle has 1 dog, 1 cat and 1 chinchilla. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. When she's not working Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband son.

  • ANNA

    Anna has been a veterinary assistant with Barrington Oaks since 2006. She has three labrador retrievers and two cats. Her hobbies include dog training, hunting and fishing. She enjoys being outdoors. Anna has her Associate Degree in Business Management and hopes to one day open a boarding and training facility.

  • PAM

    Pam grew up on a farm in Lake Benton, Minnesota. She has been with Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years and enjoys visiting with clients and their pets and is happy to be a part of the Barrington Oaks family. Pam has eight cats, three dogs and two guinea pigs. She and her husband have four children. She likes reading, walking with her dogs at the park and riding with her husband on their motorcycle.

  • TAMI

    Tami grew up in Elk River and is an Elk River High School graduate. She and her husband, Mike, moved to Big Lake in 1989 and are raising their five children. Tami was a stay-at-home mom and daycare provider for 14 years before joining the staff at Barrington Oaks as a kennel and veterinary assistant. Tami's interests include caring for her many pets, reading, cross stitching and going on walks.


    My name is Catie and I feel very privileged to be a member of the Barrington Oaks team! I can safely say that I have been an animal lover my whole life! As such, I was attracted to the area of veterinary medicine and have been working in the field for about 5 years. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family. Fishing and yard work are among my other hobbies.


    Alesha is a graduate of Minnesota School of Business in Dec. 2009, and obtained her CVT certification in Jan. 2010. She has been with Barrington Oaks since May 2014. Alesha has a special interest in exotics and specializes in them. Her hobbies are baking, crafting and enjoying a good book. She lives in Elk River with various exotic pets.

  • TAMI

    Tami was born and raised in MN. She moved to South Carolina in 2006 where she obtained her associate technician degree from Piedmont Technical college. She received her CVT in 2014. She moved back to MN in 2016. She has 1 son, 3 cats, 1 dog that's deaf, 1 belgium tortoise. In her spare time she likes to quilt. 


    Abbie graduated from MN school of business with her Associates degree in 2016. She loves seeing all the new furry friends every day. She spends time with her 2 daughters and hoping to add a new fur baby of their own.


Read What Our Clients Say

    Words fail me when I try to think of a way to tell you all thank you for your care for not only our beloved Buddy, but for us as we had to make the terrible decision to put him down. Thank you for holding us, for caring so much for Buddy, and for making something so hard, a little easier. We are so grateful that we could turn to you for help.

    Read More Cheryl Whitlow Davenport / Facebook Reviews

    They were very kind & caring, my dog was very nervous and they were so gentle with her, they gave me a list of prices before any decisions were made so I could decide what to do, there was no pressure to do anything that wasn't absolutely necessary. I will be going back and taking my other dog there also.

    Read More Becky Mariette / Facebook Reviews

    Every time I come here its an outstanding experience!! I've brought in rats, turtle, dog, big snake and so on and they always are ready to tackle it! I've never had a bad time there with any of my animals. I had my dog up there last night who had to get stitches in his legs, and doctor Sarah and the stuff did wonderful. As always. I will continue to bring my pets there whether it be my normally pets or my exotic ones!

    Read More Amanda Kay / Facebook Reviews

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Elk River - Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital


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