Meet the Team

Barrington Oaks North Animal Clinic

Barrington Oaks North Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Elk River, MN. The professional and courteous staff at Barrington Oaks North Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Barrington Oaks North Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Elk River, MN and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and for additional information about how Barrington Oaks North Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

DR. DENNIS GALLENBERG

Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a BS in Animal Science. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He founded Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital in 1986, with his medical interests including internal medicine, dentistry, surgery and canine sports medicine. Dr. Dennis’s hobbies are working with his Gordon setters and chocolate labrador retrievers, hunting and fishing.

DR. KIM GALLENBERG

She attended the University of Minnesota for Animal Science and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1983. After being classmates in Veterinary School, she and Dr. Dennis married in 1986, and she joined Barrington Oaks in 1988. Her veterinary interests include geriatric feline medicine, internal medicine, avian, and small mammal/pocket pet husbandry and care. Dr. Kim’s hobbies are showing her American Saddlebred horses, caring for her rescued Persians and Munchkin cats, and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Kim have a daughter, Cameron, who also graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

DR. CAMERON GALLENBERG

Dr. Cameron was born and raised in Elk River, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and then the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary degree. She graduated in 2022. Her special interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, and dermatology. She is joining both of her parents, Dr. Dennis and Dr. Kim, in the practice she was raised in. Her hobbies include showing her American Saddlebred horses, cheering for the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with her Gordon Setter, Chinese Crested dogs, Persians, and Munchkin cat.

DR. SARAH COTTOM

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.

LILLY

Practice Manager

Lilly was born and raised in Elk River, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota and has a Bachelor’s of Science and a background in program operations. She and her husband have a St. Bernard/Hound mix, Leia, who is always keeping them on their toes. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, gardening, reading, or spending time with family. Lilly joined Barrington Oaks in January of 2024 as the Practice Manager.

TAMI

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tami grew up in Mounds View and is an Irondale Senior High School graduate. She then graduated from Piedmont Tech. School in SC, with her LVT in 2014. She moved to MN and received her CVT in 2016. She has one horse, 1 dog, and 2 cats. Tami’s interests include caring for her many pets, reading, quilting and going on walks.

LEXI

Veterinary Assistant

I have been with BOVH since August of 2021. I started out as just a kennel assistant and I am now a veterinary assistant as well. I have a pit bull, a black lab, and 1 cat. My hobbies include being outdoors, reading, and playing with my dogs. My plans are to eventually be a veterinarian in the future.

TRACY

Veterinary Assistant

I started working at BOVH in June of 2023. I have 3 girls and one boy. I also have two dogs, a cat, and a bearded dragon. In my spare time, I love to go walking in the woods, mushroom hunting, fishing, playing cards and board games. I love all animals and my goal in life is to get a farm.

K’LYNN

Receptionist

Born and raised in Minnesota, K’lynn has always known that she wanted to work with animals in some way. She has volunteered and worked with animals ever since she was 11 years old. At home she lives with her cat Jasmine and hope’s to adopt a dog soon. Outside of work, K’lynn loves reading, traveling, camping/backpacking, and spending time with her family.