Meet the Team

Our professional staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and helping your loved ones!



Medical Director
Dr. Wittmer's Bio

Dr. Kari Wittmer, a Coon Rapids native, has owned and operated Andover Animal Hospital since its opening in 2007. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the University of Minnesota in 2001. Her areas of interest include wellness care, developing lasting relationships with her clients, ophthalmology, and dentistry. Dr. Wittmer and her husband have two children, Dominic and Gabriella. She spends most of her free time chasing after her busy toddlers! With any spare time, she loves to spend time at her lake cabin, fishing, swimming, reading a book, or taking a putt-putt pontoon ride around the lake. Dr. Wittmer’s furry family includes three cats, two dogs, and one horse.


Dr. Kamper's Bio

Dr. Kamper, originally from Saint​ Peter, returned to Minnesota in 2009 with her husband, Dave. She has been a member of the team since her return. Dr. Kamper obtained her undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the University of Minnesota, where she was a classmate of Dr. Wittmer. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks and art fairs. Each day, welcoming Dr. Kamper home are her cats named Mrs. Farsnworth, Pepper, and Mr. Pickles.


Dr. Reiman's Bio

Dr. Reiman has been with Andover Animal Hospital full-time since January 2012. He attended the University of Minnesota for his undergrad requirements and veterinary school, which he graduated from in 2004. Dr. Reiman grew up in Spring Lake Park and now lives in Ham Lake with his wife, son, and three cats. Dr. Reiman enjoys fishing (especially Northern Pike), video games, and home brewing beer and sodas in his spare time. His favorite dog breed is Rottweiler, but he also has affinities for Boxers, Pit Bulls, Border Collies, and Cavaliers.


Dr. Wiemann's Bio

Dr. Wiemann started out doing scientific research but was not fulfilled. The research world was just too far from everyday things in life that mattered to him. He states that “practicing medicine is very real and definitely what I should be doing with my life. I strive to become a better veterinarian and person every day. I really like cats, but dogs are my favorite animal by far. I am fascinated by the fact that humans and dogs have been living and working together for over 100,000 years. The bond between dogs and people is unlike that between us and any other animal. I can’t imagine living without dogs.”


Dr. Froemming's Bio

Dr. Froemming joined the team at Andover Animal Hospital in October 2017. She is a lifelong Minnesota resident, growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota. Dr. Froemming completed her Bachelor’s Degree in biology at Gustavus Adolphus College and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006.

She was very excited when presented with the opportunity to rejoin Dr. Wittmer and her staff at Andover Animal Hospital after having trained under Dr. Wittmer as a new graduate.

Her professional interests include preventative medicine, senior pet wellness, dentistry, and dermatology.

Dr. Froemming, along with her husband Shawn, has three children, son Evan and daughters Avery and Ellie. Dr. Froemming spends most of her time with her family when not working, and the kids keep them very busy. In any spare time, she enjoys following the local sports teams, baking, crafting. They also share their home with a mixed-breed dog (Jersey) and two cats (Latte and Stormy).


Dr. Sharma's Bio

Dr. Angela grew up in Maryland and attended Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) for her undergraduate degrees in dairy science and Spanish. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020.

Some of Dr. Sharma’s veterinary interests include emergency, surgery, and internal medicine. She feels honored to get to work with animals and their families for a living, and she strives to provide the best quality-of-life possible for our wonderful companions. Angela and her husband have two adorable cats named Archie and Rooney. In her free time, she loves hiking, skiing, kayaking, traveling, baking, and riding her horse of 14 years, Iroquois. She can’t wait to explore more of the beautiful state of Minnesota.


Dr. Trautmiller's Bio
Dr. Trautmiller grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, and attended Iowa State University for her bachelor’s degree in biology. She then went on to graduate from The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include surgery, emergency, and geriatric care.

Dr. Trautmiller knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age. Her best friend growing up was a border collie named Max. The 14 years she spent with Max taught her that our pets are cherished family members, and she strives to treat all her patients as such. Her own furry (and not so furry) family includes her cat, Sable, her border collie, Finn, and Cas the corn snake.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and spending weekends at the cabin.

Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Dr. Mark's Bio
Dr. Mark grew up in a small community in Cherokee, Iowa. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 2012. Dr. Mark graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. His professional interests include preventative medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Mark enjoys spending time outdoors with his two golden retrievers, Hank and Maynard. He is an avid sports fan (Go Cyclones!), loves to be active, and enjoys traveling to visit family and friends.



Hospital Administrator
Sharon's Bio

Sharon is a Certified Veterinary Technician that started with Andover Animal Hospital in June 2015 as a hospital manager. She received her veterinary technician certification in 1999 and worked as a lead CVT of several veterinary hospitals. She has enjoyed a 25-year career working in the veterinary field. Her experiences include working in emergency veterinary medicine, both as a technician and in management, and working in research as a surgical technician. She had also received schooling in dental hygiene but working in the veterinary field is her true passion. Sharon has an adult son and a daughter, as well as a Malti/Shih-Tzu rescue named Penelope Rose affectionately referred to as “P-Woes.” Sharon enjoys traveling, walking, and spending time with her boyfriend, friends, family, and of course, P-Woes.


Mindi's Bio

Mindi began her career at Andover Animal Hospital in January 2012 as an extern. Shortly after that, she graduated with her Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in veterinary technology and passed her certification exam. Mindi loves the variety of duties that being a veterinary technician offers. She also loves being able to form relationships with the animals and their owners. Mindi has a strong compassion for animals and has dreamed of working in the field since she was a little girl. In her free time, Mindi likes to travel, hike, camp, and spend time with friends and family. Awaiting Mindi at home is her husband Phil, daughter Aurora, deaf Australian Shepherd “Dopey” and Ragdoll cat “Misty.” Mindi is also expecting a second child due in May 2021.


Kayla's Bio

Kayla joined the Andover Animal Hospital family as a receptionist in May 2017. She is one of the happy faces you will see upon walking in the door. Prior to finding her love of working at an animal clinic, Kayla received her Bachelor’s Degree in child development and family science from North Dakota State University. After working in childcare for multiple years, she found herself looking for a change. A friend stated that she talked so much about her cat that she should look at doing something with animals. Before working at Andover Animal Hospital, Kayla enjoyed five years of experience working as a veterinary receptionist. In her downtime, Kayla enjoys spending time at the cabin with her family, watching movies, reading, and painting. Kayla resides with her four cats and fosters kittens when she can, officially claiming the title as a crazy cat lady!



Amanda's Bio


Amanda got her Associate of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology from Globe University in March 2014. She then passed her certification exam in July of that year. Amanda joined our team in April 2015. She enjoys all aspects of being a veterinary technician but takes a particular interest in nutrition and nursing sick/injured patients. Amanda is our OSHA Officer and makes sure that the hospital is always in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for our staff’s health and safety. In her spare time, she enjoys crochet, cross-stitch, sewing, and reading. Amanda is greeted at home every night by her fiancé Aaron, sons Kayden and Seth, stepdaughter Lily, her bulldog mix (Yoshi), her cat (Leonard), and her plecostomus fish (Paul).


Tia's Bio


Tia joined the team Andover Animal Hospital team in March 2008 as Veterinary Technician. She started her career working as a Veterinary Receptionist in 1999, and her interest drove her to pursue further technician training and included a stint as an emergency technician. Tia does a fabulous job keeping our shelves stocked with all the latest prescription diets and is one of our Certified Laser Technicians. She really enjoys the variety of the job and that every day brings something new. When Tia is away from work, she enjoys reading and spending time gardening. Tia is welcomed home each night by her significant other (Ben) and their four dogs: Cooper, Blu, Surly, and Porter.


Nick's Bio
Nick has been a Veterinary Technician since September 2014 when she graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with her Associate of Applied Science. In 2017, she became certified. Nick joined Andover Animal Hospital in July 2020 and has enjoyed her time here ever since. Nick is fond of applying her knowledge and skills daily, especially assisting in surgery and making sure her patients are always comfortable, physically and mentally, when under her care. Nick lives in Cambridge with her husband (Tyler), daughter (Toni), their domestic shorthair (Sarabi) and Corgi mix (Trina). In her free time, Nick enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including video gaming, motion picture editing, watching the Wild and Vikings, and. spending time with her family and friends.


Deanna's Bio
Coming soon!



Krista's Bio

Krista graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in science. She also attended Argosy University, received her Associate in Applied Science degree in veterinary technology, and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2014. Krista joined our team in December 2018. Krista has a strong compassion for animals and loves the variety that the career provides. Krista is welcomed home by her husband Scotty and her two pugs (Charley and Pixie), three cats (Onyx, Whipple, and Della), and a Dutch rabbit named Cookie. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, participate in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.


Jenny's Bio

Jenny graduated in 2006 from Argosy University with an Associate of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology. Her love for animals started young like most of us, but she has continued to love being a voice for those that cannot speak. She loves the variety of day-to-day work in the field: from routine wellness care and education to surgery/dentistry and critical care. Minnesota homegrown, Jenny has also lived and worked in Columbus, Georgia, and Sierra Vista, Arizona, before returning home again. Jenny has two dogs (Chloe and Ares), one cat (Heria), and a wonderful husband. In her free time, Jenny loves hiking/camping with her husband and dogs or sitting on the couch with a good book and her cat on her lap.


Tracy's Bio

Tracy joined the Andover Animal Hospital family in June 2019 and has always known she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. She specifically enjoys lab work and client education in the veterinary field. If Tracy happens to be your tech and you have a new puppy or kitten, expect her to take them throughout the hospital, showing them off. When she is not at work, she enjoys watching Marvel movies, swimming, playing video games, and she is greeted home by her pitbull (Love) and her one-eyed pirate cat (Jersey).


Erin's Bio

Erin graduated from Argosy University’s Veterinary Technician program in 2003. She also has her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and nutrition from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Erin lives in Blaine with her daughter and son and their three cats, Shurley, Cheeto, and Biggie. Her son also has three fish and a snail named Turbo. Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. During warm months, she spends as much time as possible outdoors, on the lake, and in the sunshine. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and staying as active as possible, though a good Netflix series isn’t out of the question!


Dani's Bio

Dani graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology. She started working in the veterinary field in 2008 and joined our team in April 2014 as a veterinary technician. Dani enjoys the variety the area offers and especially enjoys assisting with surgery/dentistry and client education. She enjoys crafting, baking, volunteering with animal rescue organizations, and gardening in her spare time. She shares her home with her three cats (Paisley, Chesney, and Caico) and her two birds (Toby and Daisy).


Rachel's Bio

Rachel started her career as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2000 at Banfield Pet Hospital in Fridley, MN. This is where she (eventually) met Dr. Wittmer & Dr. Kamper in 2002. They have worked together through the years, caring for many cats & dogs. They stayed together, moving from Fridley Banfield to Coon Rapids Banfield and then to Andover Animal Hospital, where they remain good colleagues and friends. In 2014, Rachel obtained a second job at a mixed pet practice working with many species, including swine, goats, birds, rodents, horses, cats, and dogs. She can also spend time with a few exotic species like a Lemur, Serval, and a Water Monitor. “It is the love for animals, and the awesome team that I work with that brings me to work every day,” she said.


Becca's Bio

Becca has been a resident of Minnesota her entire life. In her off time, she enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with her family and friends. Becca attended Upper Iowa University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She loves her career as a veterinarian technician because she is an animal lover. Being a veterinary technician allows her to work with pets and help sick pets heal while keeping healthy pets healthy. Rebecca is welcomed home by her lab mix, Hunter, and her black lab, Nova.


Breyza's Bio
Breyza attended the University of Wisconsin- River Falls where she majored in Animal Science-Vet Tech, with a minor in Equine Science. She joined the AAH team in July of 2021 and has been a technician for 3 years. Breyza has dreamed of working in vet med since she was 4 years old and loves animals with her whole heart. She has a passion for surgery, client education, and caring for cats especially. Her dream is to get her veterinary technician specialty in exotics. Breyza is welcomed home by her boyfriend Dylan, her four cats (Mariah, Mavis, Cricket, and Vayda), and her tortoise (Tortilla). In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, trying different breweries with her dad and boyfriend, and having the occasional true crime/spooky movie marathon with her sister.


Becky's Bio
Becky joined the Andover Animal Hospital family in July of 2021. Becky graduated from Argosy as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2009 and began working in a private practice specializing in Reproduction. After a hiatus to raise her family, she returned to small animal practice in 2020 after 7 years. Becky’s passions include dentistry and venipuncture. In her spare time, she loves to run, hike, go to CrossFit, and cook new recipes. She is welcomed home by her family and her 12-year-old Shih-Tzu, Lola.


Larissa's Bio

Larissa has been a CVT since 2015 and joined the Andover Animal Hospital team in 2017. She has always had a passion for working with animals and enjoys client education. In her free time she enjoys crafting, collecting Furbys, and playing D&D. Larissa shares her home with her husband and son, their cats Arwen and Gimli, their dogs Bilbo and Frodo, and two aquatic turtles.


Angie's Bio
Angie received her Associates of Applied Science at Minnesota School of Business where she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has taken Fear Free training and likes to utilize this training to create the best experience for each pet that comes into the hospital. In her free time she enjoys going to car shows with her husband in one of their classic or antique cars. She also enjoys being in nature settings. Angie and her husband Nate have two fur children, Dolph and Cleopatra to come home to.



Linda received her AAS degree from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1997. Linda has enjoyed her career as a veterinarian technician and has experience in day practice, emergency, and research. Linda joined Andover Animal Hospital in August of 2022 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Linda lives in the country and enjoys all that nature has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, fishing, camping, and most of all, her granddaughters and family. Linda shares her home with four pugs, a great dane, and three polydactyl cats.


Kendra's Bio

Kendra grew up with a deep affection for animals and has worked professionally since 2016 as both a grooming assistant and lead at a boarding facility. In 2019, she joined the Andover Animal Hospital team as a Vet Tech Assistant and fell in love with the field. Kendra enjoys nothing more than getting to know and care for the hospitalized patients who spend their day at our clinic and is always there to comfort those who may need a little extra tender loving care. She has a Mini Poodle mix, Esme-Rae, who makes returning home each night that much sweeter. Kendra is a huge fan of board games, traveling, and the occasional hike but is most often found curled up on the couch with Esme as well as a good book in one hand and coffee in the other.


Brianna's Bio

Coming soon!



Jacqui's Bio

Jacqui is a Veterinary Assistant here at Andover Animal Hospital. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in animal science. Jacqui has always been passionate about caring for pets and helping others with caring for their pets! In her free time, she enjoys seeing friends and family, staying home to watch Netflix, and finding new hobbies to take up any spare time left. Eventually, she would like to get her own fur baby, but until then, she would love to help care for all of our client’s furry children!


Rebecca's Bio

Rebecca has been an animal lover all her life, who graduated from Argosy University in 2005. She has worked in both equine and emergency medicine as well as small animal practice. An avid snake lover, she enjoys educating others on them. She is mom to a young son and has a stepdaughter as well.



Rachel has been a Veterinary Assistant for 5 years now. She grew up on a farm raising various different animals and has always had a passion for them. In her free time, she loves pet sitting, hanging out at home, coloring/crafting, and board games with friends. Her furry and not-so furry family consists of three turtles (Squishy, Squirt, and Mortimer,) two cats (Nermal, and Alice), two dogs (Javier Putin and Bosley,) and a beautiful leopard gecko named Maleficent.


Brooklyn's Bio

Coming soon!



Becky's Bio

Becky is one of the faces you’ll see at the front desk. She has always had a soft spot for animals, and when she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare management, she decided to use her degree to work with animals (no one ever said that it had to be used for human healthcare, did they?). Becky can be found at home reading or spending time with her husband, two daughters, and small mob of animals when she is not at work. When she began working at a vet office, her husband gave her a strict rule of “If it poops, you don’t bring it home.” It is Becky’s constant mission to find a way around that rule.


Erica's Bio

Erica has always had a passion for working with animals since she was a little girl. She started her career working at a pet lodge, training dogs. Erica went to school at Animal Behavior College to become a Certified Dog Trainer. After a few years of training dogs, she decided it was time for a change. She joined the Andover Animal Hospital team in September 2020 as a receptionist. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and family, reading, fishing, and taking care of her animals. She has two dogs (Toby and Daisy), one cat (Oreo), and some chickens.


Stacy's Bio

Stacy has been a team member since June 2007 and is the smiling and cheerful face that greets clients at the reception desk. Her background includes over 11 years of experience working as a veterinary technician. Stacy is originally from Plymouth and currently resides in Anoka. Stacy has one daughter and two grandkids. In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time training, breeding, and barrel racing AQHA horses. Stacy’s furry friends include her two pugs (Carmen and Katy) and her two Aussies (Red and U TOO). She also has three horses and a chicken.


Kailyn's Bio

Kailyn joined the Andover Animal Hospital team in September 2019 as a receptionist. She is one of the many smiling faces you see at the front desk. Her passion for helping others and her love for animals led her to work within the animal care field. In her free time, she loves camping, traveling, working with horses, and going on long trail rides with friends. Kailyn is welcomed home every day by her rescue dog named Ice.


Don's Bio
Don has been with Andover Animal Hospital since the opening of the hospital. Don (Dr. Wittmer’s father) Assists in the office. Don loves spending time with Mary K. and his family. Together with Mary K., he is welcomed home by Peanut and Cookie.


Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer joined the Andover Animal Hospital family in August of 2022. Jennifer was raised in Minnesota and moved to Andover in 2019 with her family and her fur baby. Her love and passion for animals began as a child and growing up, she always had dogs. Jennifer’s experience as a healthcare receptionist and working with people was amazing, but her true love is incorporating pets into her skills in customer service. In Jennifer’s free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer is welcomed home by her son Dylan and Zoey, a 4-year-old husky shepherd mix.