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If you are looking for veterinary care in the Elk River to Princeton, Minnesota area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further than Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital. Started in 1986, Barrington Oaks has been providing quality veterinary care for all your pets ever since. Everything from dogs and cats to your pocket and exotic pets, they can meet all your pet care needs. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and provides services ranging from routine vaccinations and preventive care to surgical, dental and advanced veterinary care. Our veterinarians, Dr. Dennis Gallenberg, Dr. Kimberly Gallenberg, Dr. Sarah Cottom,  Dr. Rick Peterson, Dr. Elizabeth Schloegel, and Dr. Aleda Tysver have many years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. The support staff of veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and trained office staff all work together to provide you and your pet the best and most caring experience possible. They strive to be  informative, and to provide as much educational information about the health and care of your pet as possible.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Using this website, you will find multiple links to the most up to date information in the veterinary field. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing preventive care and nutrition, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 763-441-4000 in Elk River or 763-389-4071 at our Princeton clinic, or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you promptly. Our veterinary offices are very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Elk River and Princeton pet owners.

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

We are now offering premium TLC boarding packages for your fur babies!


We now offer platelet rich plasma joint infusion! This is a progressive therapy  for the treatment of arthritis in canine patients to help decrease inflammation and alleviate pain! 

Did you know that we have an APP!! 

You can request appointments, medication refills, send us selfies of your pets and earn loyalty stamps and much more!

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 763-441-4000!

Elk River Veterinarians | Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital  763-441-4000
710 Dodge Ave Suite F
Elk River, MN 55330

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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 Schloegel 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.


    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, 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 and 1 cat. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. When she's not working Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband son.

  • LEAH

    Leah graduated from Globe University with her associates degree in veterinary technology in 2013.  She moved to MN. from WI. in June 2013 and joined Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital in August 2013.  Leah lives with her husband Zach and her 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 rats. They have recently welcomed  their first child.  Leah loves her job and also enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.

  • 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.

  • BEN

    Ben graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with his Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015. He has been a life-long Minnesota native, and joined Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital in September 2015. Ben's family includes his mother, father, his younger twin brother, and two other younger brothers. Ben's fur family includes 2 dogs named Scamper and Carlos, 1 cat named Lucy, and 2 Guinea Pigs named Snoball and Wonkie. Ben's hobbies include being outside, enjoying the company of his friends, going on adventures, and spending time with his family.


    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.


    Denise is a certified technician and has her bachelor of science in animal science and her associates in veterinary technology.  She was born and raised on a dairy farm and has always had a passion for animals.  Denise has been with Barrington Oaks since 2016.  She has a dog named Sky, 2 hermit crabs, and multiple cats.  Denise enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

  • 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.


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    "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 ..."

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