About Us

One-of-a-kind Veterinary Experience

Vet Partners was established to help create a one-of-a-kind veterinary experience that pet owners will love and trust. Have you ever just been given an invoice for your pet’s care with minimal explanation of the services provided? At Vet Partners, we are committed to thoroughly educating clients on why their pet needs the care that was recommended. Through state-of the-art equipment and technology, Vet Partners gives you a quality experience that is like no other vet experience you have had before. Unsure if your pet needs to be seen for a problem? Vet Partners offers a peace-of-mind Virtual Visit option that could save you a potential trip to the hospital, freeing up time for your busy schedule. A Virtual Visit allows you to FaceTime or Skype our Doctors to see if a concern with your pet warrants a trip to the hospital or not.

Vet Partners Pet Hospital’s vision is to partner with people, families and the community to provide the best medical care for pets. We are extremely passionate about preventative care. Vet Partners has preventative care packages that focus on keeping your pet healthy and happy. Our Doctors are skilled in providing routine wellness care, as well as, advanced medical and surgical case management. We also give you access to your pet’s medical records and their schedule from the convenience of your own home. Our website also hosts an online pharmacy that allows you to order medications for your pet and have them shipped right to your front door. For more details on their vision and innovative services, call 763.337.4433for Plymouth and 952.920.9922 for Edina!

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Vet Partners Edina, MN


Luther Groth

Practice Owner and COS, Edina

Dr. Groth first developed an interest in Veterinary Medicine while growing up on the plains of South Dakota in Aberdeen. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and spent the next two years in California serving as a volunteer through the Americorps program. Dr. Groth graduated from the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Groth has always wanted to be a veterinarian, and has a passion for animal health, the human- animal bond, and the role of animals in public health. Dr. Groth originally worked with large animals in rural Minnesota, but has spent the past 8 years serving pets and their owners as a small animal veterinarian.  He is passionate about building relationships with clients and providing quality medicine to each pet he sees.

He currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife Lindsey.


Loree Desai

Associate DVM, Edina

Dr. Desai is a Minnesota native and has always had a passion for animals. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. She went on to obtain her veterinary degree from Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Desai has worked in small animal practice since graduation and joined the Vet Partners Edina team in October 2016. Dr. Desai is passionate about building strong bonds with clients and their furry family members. Her interests include internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Desai lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Biren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors and checking out local breweries in the city. 

Ashlee Kong

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Christine Hukka

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jasmine Archer

Veterinary Technician

Shannon Russell

Lead Client Service Representative

Vet Partners Plymouth, MN


Angela Woodward

Practice Owner and COS, Plymouth

Dr. Woodward grew up near Plymouth and graduated from Armstrong High School.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree at UW-River Falls in 2002 and graduated from the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.  Dr. Woodward always wanted to be a veterinarian, given her love for the human-animal bond. She helped to open VetPartners Pet Hospitals with the vision to create partnerships with people and the community to provide the best medical care for pets. Dr. Woodward is passionate about preventative care and helping rescue pets. Her interests include solving advanced medicine cases and performing non-routine surgeries and ultrasounds.

She resides in Plymouth with her family including: husband Steve, their 4 children, 2 dogs (Allie and Jade) and cat (Frankie).  In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, boating, volleyball, and trying new restaurants.


Melissa Lee

Associate DVM, Plymouth

Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009. Her veterinary interests include: internal medicine, behavior, dentistry, and dermatology.
She and her husband share their home in Plymouth with 2 dogs and 2 cats They work as a team to always keep life interesting. In her spare time, she enjoys family time at the dog park and home renovations. 
Callie Peterson

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Sabrina Bio
Sabrina Reis

Marketing Director & Veterinary Technician

Kirsten Hassler

Lead Client Service Representative

Kelly Durand

Certified Veterinary Technician

Rachel Veschio

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sydney Harner

Veterinary Technician

Kenzie Mayer

Veterinary Technician

Lisa Lee

Veterinary Technician

Team Members at Both Locations


Jodie Opstad

Practice Manager, Plymouth & Edina

Jodie grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota.  After spending 7 years as a recreational therapist at Courage Center in Golden Valley, Jodie decided to follow her passion for animals and became a practice manager for a local veterinary clinic.   After 13 years she decided it was time to start something new and was excited to join Vet Partners Pet Hospital.  She is excited to work with Dr Woodward and shares her vision for creating partnerships with people and the community, while providing excellent veterinary care.

Jodie lives in Bloomington with her husband – her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Steve.  They have two beautiful children, Olivia and Aiden.  She has two rescue dogs, Cha Chee (Dachshund mix) and Lily (Chihuahua mix).  Jodie loves to spend time with her family, cross-country skiing, play tennis, and enjoys going to the cabin on the weekends.


Jessica Blount

Operations Director

Jessica aka “JB” grew up in Richfield, Minnesota. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Zoology from Minnesota State University – Mankato. After graduating, she worked in a fast-paced veterinary clinic for over 4 years before starting at Vet Partners.

She is a huge Star Wars fan and has two dogs, Reggie (Yorkie mix) and Penelope (French Bulldog).