The staff at Lake Animal Hospital is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of your pet. Here are the doctors you’ll be working with when you bring your pet to Lake Animal Hospital!
Shelly Langlie, DVM
Dr. Langlie earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from North Dakota State University. She initially worked in a variety of science research positions, including agriculture, seismology, and biology. Dr. Langlie continued her studies at the University of Minnesota, earning a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Langlie has the distinguished honor of being the longest standing employee of Lake Animal Hospital. She has been a veterinarian here for over 25 years. Dr. Langlie has particular interests in ophthalmology, dermatology, preventative health care, and senior pet medicine. Dr. Langlie is also very popular with our clients. She has cultivated relationships that last for years, often through many generations of pets. She enjoys having every opportunity to help pets live long, happy, and healthy lives.
Dr. Langlie grew up near the Canadian border, spending a significant amount of her time with family and pets. Living in rural Minnesota instilled a love of the outdoors. Every chance she gets, she escapes city life and ventures north to spend long weekends communing with nature and relaxing with family.
Dr. Langlie is married to Jeff. They have twin daughters, Sara and Mia, who are now in college. Dr. Langlie spends much of her free time supporting her children and training her black standard poodle Ella.
Ally Bosman, DVM
Dr. Bosman graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bosman had initially been interested in a career in research and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. After spending long hours in a laboratory, she decided to pursue a more fulfilling career where she would experience more variety in her day. Hence, her venture into veterinary medicine. While studying veterinary medicine, Dr. Bosman volunteered with the Animal Humane Society and worked at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota. Through her volunteer work, she helped many animals find their fur-ever homes. Her time at the emergency clinic taught her how to meet client and patient needs, work efficiently, and communicate effectively in a high-stress environment. Her compassion and understanding of the human-animal bond are invaluable skills.
Dr. Bosman joined the Lake Animal Hospital team in 2014. She is passionate about exotic pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs. Her professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, and surgery. Dr. Bosman is excited to have an opportunity to develop lasting relationships with pets and their non-furry families.
Dr. Bosman grew up in Hudson, WI. She married her high school sweetheart, Dan, and they currently reside in Stillwater, where they are slowly developing their own family ‘zoo’ at home. They were fortunate to adopt a rescue dog named Surly in 2015, and they also have two adorable rabbits named Shandy and Hops. In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Bosman enjoys caring for her two young boys (Finn and Liam), traveling, spending time outdoors, cooking, and visiting her extended family.
Jill Hergenrader, DVM
Dr. Hergenrader joined Lake Animal Hospital in 2017. Prior to that, she owned a practice with her husband in the north eastern suburbs. Dr. Hergenrader is an Iowa native and obtained her Doctorate from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hergenrader enjoys internal medicine, preventative care, and soft tissue surgery. The opportunity she has to create partnerships with pet parents and care for their pets throughout their lives is her passion.
When not at Lake Animal Hospital, Dr. Hergenrader spends time with her husband Chris—who is a Biology teacher and basketball coach in the Mahtomedi school system—as well as her four children, two dogs, and a cat.
Kevin Roeser, DVM
Like many veterinarians, Dr. Roeser first declared his career interests in elementary school, and his focus never wavered. After completing undergraduate coursework in Zoology and Human Biology at Michigan State University, he attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Roeser spent his first decade in practice at the same small animal practice that hired him as a kennel assistant during high school. Since then, he is excited to have moved “home” to Hugo to join the team at Lake Animal Hospital!
Dr. Roeser’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine, but he also loves the variety of cases that general practice provides. He enjoys building close relationships with both clients and patients and feels lucky to see pets through all stages of life.
Outside of work, Dr. Roeser enjoys training and competing with his two off-track thoroughbred horses, Penny and Hugh. He also volunteers with Safe Hands Rescue, a group that helps to find local homes for shelter dogs (and sometimes cats) from eastern Kentucky. Dr. Roeser and his husband share their home with Marla, a sassy Chihuahua-Terrier mix, and Leroy, a slobbery Bloodhound.
Erica Kenworthy, DVM
Dr. Kenworthy is originally from Rowlett, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology from Louisiana State University. She spent a year studying abroad and soon realized her passion for animal and community health after volunteering at the Animal Humane Society in Fiji. She then attended veterinary school at St. Matthew’s University in Grand Cayman and finished her clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kenworthy has a passion for orthopedics, physical therapy/rehabilitation, cardiology, and soft tissue surgery. She enjoys finding ways to make patients more comfortable throughout all stages of life.
Outside of work, Dr. Kenworthy enjoys traveling, beach days, scuba diving, and exploring parks with her dog. While in veterinary school, she adopted a 1 day old puppy that was found on the side of the road and brought into the humane society in Grand Cayman. Milo was a Belgian Malinois mix with a lot of spice, but was fiercely loyal to “his people”. Unfortunately, Milo suddenly passed away from a rare congenital heart disease at only 2 years old during her last semester of veterinary school. She currently has a very sweet German Shepherd mix, Kevlar, that she was fortunate enough to adopt while visiting her parents in Texas.
Dr. Laura Pritzker, DVM
Part-Time Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Pritzker graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in St. Paul but spent time in New Orleans for part of her undergraduate degree and started her career in Chicago after vet school. Her love of animals started at an early age when her parents got her started with horse riding lessons. Little did they know at that time that these lessons would not be a fad but a lasting hobby.
When Dr. Pritzker started vet school, she had every intention of becoming an equine vet, and even did work as an equine vet before graduation. During her 4th year of vet school, she decided that horses were meant to stay a hobby, and her heart was really with small animal medicine.
Dr. Pritzker’s professional interest include dermatology, emergency, critical care medicine, and cardiology. In her full-time position, she travels the country as the Referring Veterinarian for Behringer Ingelheim. In her spare time, she is an avid baker, cook, runner, and world traveler. She also works with and fosters dogs through Heading Home Rescue. Dr. Pritzker lives in Roseville as a slave to her cute and very spoiled dogs Nola, Peanut, and Lacey. She also has a cat by the name of Ritz, who loves her and adopted her.
Amy Kruchowski Phillips, DVM
Chief of Staff & Owner
Dr. Phillips completed her undergraduate work at St. Olaf College with a double major in the Classics and Ancient History. She earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
While in college, Dr. Phillips worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Youth Science Education. She credits her time at the Science Museum for developing her skills in communication and education. Well into her veterinary career a few years later, Dr. Phillips purchased Lake Animal Hospital from Dr. Brewer in August of 2008. Dr. Phillips has limited hours in clinic but enjoys working with pocket pets, surgery, and the business side of things.
Dr. Phillips has always had a love of animals. She grew up on a historic farmstead in Stillwater, where she still resides today and shares with her husband Jeremy. They spend much of their free time maintaining and renovating their 150-year-old home, where they also raise Baby Doll Sheep and Appaloosa Sport Horses. Dr. Phillips has many pets, including two dogs, a cat, two guinea pigs, and an ill-tempered African Bull Frog known fondly as Thor. In her spare time, she enjoys world travel, Dressage sidesaddle horseback riding, and music.