Dr. Roni Bartsch - Director:

Dr. Roni was destined to be an animal lover growing up in a house full of pets, rehabbing wildlife, and exotic animals from the local zoo. She even babysat infant orangutans! This background led her to pursue a career helping animals as a veterinarian.

Graduating from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, Dr. Roni has been a small animal practitioner in the twin cities since treating pets from dogs and cats to ferrets and goats. She has a true love for the animal recuse community and has been involved professionally with rescue groups since 2005. Dr. Roni helped plan and coordinate large community spay/neuter clinics on the Red Lake Reservation from 2009-2012 where she met Jenny Fitzer. She has volunteered with LLL for several years and is excited to join the board of directors!

Dr. Roni lives in Robbinsdale with her husband, three human children, and house full of rescued dogs, cats, and a 31 year old turtle.