Our Veterinarians

MN Vets

The Woodlake Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving Richfield and the surrounding areas. At Woodlake Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Sarah Godding
Managing Veterinarian

I grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in 2009, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2013.

I have been working in the twin cities since graduation and am excited to join Woodlake’s team. I thoroughly enjoy being a veterinarian and always try to be helpful and empathetic.

My veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry and internal medicine. Outside of work, I like being outdoors, reading and spending time with my husband and our cat, “Panda”, and lab mix "Bindy".


Dr. Luanne Wendland

I was born and raised in Southern Minnesota. I did my undergraduate studies at Purdue University and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. (Yes that is about 40 years of practicing veterinary medicine). I have also proudly served in the US Army Reserves. I have a special interest in both the routine and the challenging cases when working with dogs, cats and horses. I have been a breeder and exhibitor of American Saddlebreds, and also show my American Hackney Roadster Pony "My Kryptonite". Last year one of the horses I bred became the World Champion of Champions in the Amateur Three Gaited Division in Louisville, Kentucky, which of course was a big thrill for me. I love working with clients and the pets they entrust to my care and the outstanding care of all my co-workers at Woodlake Animal Hospital.


Dr. Ericka Funfsinn

I grew up in Illinois about an hour west of Chicago. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2008 and then went to live in Boston and worked at a large veterinary referral center. There I discovered my passion for veterinary medicine. While working, I obtained my Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. I had a desire to keep doing more so I went back to school and graduated with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota of 2016.

After graduation, I began my career as an Emergency Veterinarian. I love the work but I have been missing the long term veterinarian-client-patient bond that comes with working in general practice and helping a patient grow and be healthy from young to old. I was lucky enough to find a position at Woodlake Veterinary Hospital that will help fill this hole for me.

I live in Woodbury with my husband, toddler, twin baby girls, dog, two cats, two birds and two fish tanks. I like to keep busy! In my free time, I like to read and clean my house. As a family, we enjoy camping and hiking/walking the trails around our house. We also like traveling and look forward to being able to do more of this as our girls grow.


Dr. Megan Leverentz

I obtained my bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry at Wheaton College in Illinois. I then completed a research term at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri before receiving my doctorate of veterinary medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. My interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine and ophthalmology.
A native of Minnesota, I returned to the Twin Cities after graduation and cherish time with my young nephews and niece. I enjoy baking, classic movies, and reading mysteries and biographies. I live in Minneapolis with my lab, Gus, a champion tennis ball retriever.