Our Team

The Woodlake Veterinary Hospital team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.


Callie Noyes - Hospital Manager

I grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation, I moved to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, where I managed an ecotourism company for six years. After moving to Washington, DC, I managed several educational programs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for five years.

I currently live in Lakeville, MN, with my husband, two children, dog and cat. We love being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.

Angie Schuch - CVT

I grew up in St. Paul, MN and earned a certified veterinary technician degree from MSB Globe University. I have 25 years experience in customer service, 15 years experience working at a busy animal shelter and 10 years experience as a full time veterinary technician. I am a mom to twins, Joshua and Sophia, and pet parent to 4 cats, 1 dog, 1 dwarf rabbit, 1 ferret, and lots of fish. I am also involved in fostering kittens through Angel of Hope Animal Rescue.

Alex Sikorski - CVT

I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2015. I enjoy working with the caring and competent team at Woodlake to help keep your pets happy and healthy. I have three cats; "Calcifer," "Little Mama," and "Martha." I also have two Russian tortoises and one fish.

Rachel Ampe, CVT

I earned an Associates in Veterinary Technology Science degree in 2016 from Ridgewater College. I passed my certification test later that year and have worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since. I grew up on a farm near a small town in central Minnesota, so I've always loved, and been around, animals of all shapes and sizes. Currently, I have two pets. Dolce, a husky/border collie mix, who loves to go on walks even when its freezing cold! And Gabanna, a tortoiseshell cat, who thinks everything in the house is a toy that needs to be played with.

Rachel Nicolai - CVT

I graduated from Argosy University in 2018 and have been with Woodlake since I started school. I love it here and am excited for the future! I have two, very needy, cats at home.

Jack Schmidgall - Veterinary Technician Assistant

I’m a current Argosy University vet tech student who is slated to graduate in late summer of 2018. I love working at Woodlake! All my coworkers are fun to work with and dedicated to the care of animals. At home, I have a cat and a pet rat that get along surprisingly well. In my free time I enjoy to watch old b-movies or hang out with my animals.

Merilee Ruotsinoja - Client Service Representative

I graduated with a B.A. in biology from Bethel University in 2006 and came to work at Woodlake the following fall. I grew up with numerous types of pets, but currently do not have any of my own. I reside in Richfield with my husband. My favorite part of clinic life is the relationships that are built with clients and pets. It is always nice to see familiar faces!

Liz Droll - Client Service Representative

I grew up in Columbia Heights, MN. I worked at the Coon Rapids Humane Society for a year and a half as an adoption services specialist and then as a receptionist for another pet hospital. Now I happily work at the Woodlake Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist once again! I have a crazy German Shepherd named "Spirit" and a blind kitty named "Akoto" who I call my children from another species.

Gus the Clinic Cat

I am the best greeter at Woodlake Veterinary Hospital that you have ever seen! I have been here since March 2012, I came in as a stray and decided to stay for life. If you haven't met me you should know that I am the boss at this clinic, everyone is wrapped around my little paw, I even get my own Facebook page. If you stop in I'm always here to say Hello.