Who we are
Dr. Jones - Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Rachel Jones is a Bloomington native who is thrilled with the opportunity to serve the needs of pets in her hometown. She did both her undergraduate and veterinary studies at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She has worked as a small animal general practitioner in St. Louis Park, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. She purchased Wolff Animal Hospital in February of 2018 and is excited to continue building on the long-standing success of such an historic veterinary facility.
She strives to create individual treatment plans for her patients that meet the needs of both pet and owner. She truly enjoys getting to know her clients and forming lasting relationships with them. Dr. Jones lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, Ryan (who is Wolff Animal Hospital’s Business Development Manager), their two young sons, two dogs, two cats, and a fish tank. During her time off Dr. Jones is learning to kayak, and enjoys biking around the MN Chain of Lakes, dock fishing with her oldest son, doing crossword puzzles, and reading.
Angela Renstrom - Office Manager
Angela is the crafty veteran of Wolff Animal Hospital, having joined the practice in January of 2006. She started as a receptionist here, but quickly earned the trust of our clients and the skills of a veterinary technician to earn the position of Office Manager. Her love for clients and animals alike has kept Angela here for over a decade, and we all hope she stays for many more years to come.
Angela is a native of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and currently resides in Coon Rapids. Prior to working at Wolff Animal Hospital, Angela worked in pediatrics. She has a daughter, Isabella (Izzy, for short), and two cats, Melvin and Surabi.
Sabra Beam - Veterinary Technician
Sabra grew up in North Branch, Minnesota and moved to Minneapolis 14 years ago where she studied at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Sabra has been working as a technician for 16 years and still loves every minute of it! She has also worked in research, wildlife medicine, and currently works as an Emergency/ICU technician as well.
Sabra lives in North Minneapolis with her two pitbulls, two cats, three snakes, a tortoise, and one very adventurous rat. She likes to spend her time going to breweries with friends, backpacking, playing volleyball, and running 5Ks with her Minneapolis Chubby Fitness group.
Andi Urbanski - Veterinary Technician
Andi grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota with chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, and of course, dogs and cats. Little did she know it would evolve into something more. Andi moved to Minneapolis in 2000 and after spending more than a decade in the airline industry, decided to pursue a new adventure.
Andi graduated from Minnesota School of Business/Globe University in June 2013 with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. In 2014 Andi started working as a Veterinary Technician at a busy small animal practice in Maple Grove. She currently resides in Crystal with her husband, Steve and her son, Simon. The boss of the house is her spoiled, stubborn, geriatric Beagle named Otis. During the summer they spend a good amount of time at car shows, the race track, and camping.
Kim Hollis - Certified Veterinary Technician
Kim grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois for most of her life. She moved up to Minnesota for vet tech school in August 2011. She earned her Associates in Applied Science for Veterinary Technician from Argosy University - Twin Cities in 2013. She has been a tech for close to five years and thoroughly enjoys every minute of it!
In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, watching sports (especially hockey -- she's a big Chicago Blackhawks fan), football (Green Bay Packers) and baseball (Chicago White Sox), and biking in the summer. Although she currently has no pets to call her own, Kim sees herself with both a cat and dog later in life.
Beth Block - Certified Veterinary Technician
Beth grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and is a proud graduate of Jefferson High School. Beth has a degree in Biology from Grinnell College (2000) as well as an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Argosy Univerisity (2001). As a Certified Veterinary Technician for 17 years, Beth has worked in public and private practices as well as at the University of Minnesota Animal Medical Center. Beth also spent several year teaching Veterinary Technology at Minnesota School of Business/Globe University. Beth likes to focus her time on client education and service. She love every minute of it!
Beth now resides in Plymouth with her husband Craig and their small zoo. They have one dog (Lydia), two cats (Gilbert and Sullivan), and a hedgehog (Robert T. Smythe). In her spare time Beth is an avid knitter. You will often see her wearing her hand-knit socks when she is working. Her other interests include hand-dyeing yarn, sewing, and reading. She is a pretty neat gal with an amazing sense of humor!
Diana Diep - Veterinary Assistant
Diana grew up and lived in the small city of Rochester, Minnesota for most of her life. In 2015, she moved up to Minneapolis to study at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she is currently majoring in Animal Science with a Pre-veterinary Medicine emphasis and minoring in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. She is set to graduate with her Bachelors of Science degree in May 2019 and hopes to attend veterinary school soon after! She has been working part-time in the veterinary field for three years and feels certain that it is the right field for her! She also currently works in a primate microbiome research lab and the U of M’s Disability Resource Center.
Diana lives in Southeast Minneapolis with her partner, Steven, her Pomeranian, Yogi, and two guinea pigs named Twig and Oats! In her spare time, Diana loves to be active! She enjoys powerlifting, swimming, and bouldering, among other sports. She also loves to settle down with a good book, hang out with friends, and try out local new coffee shops and restaurants.
Laura Houlding - Receptionist
Laura is a native of South Minneapolis, and has more than eight years of experience in veterinary medicine. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University.
Laura is active! She teaches Spin classes, does Olympic weight lifting, and loves to run. When she's not busy putting all of us to shame, she takes care of her two dogs, Buffy and Lloyd.
Ryan Jones - Business Development Manager
Ryan Jones is also a Bloomington native, who grew up just blocks away from Wolff Animal Hospital on Penn Lake (Dr. Jones and Ryan were married there in 2005). Ryan attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities' Carlson School of Management, and began his career at Deloitte Consulting. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA in 2011, and continued as a manager with Deloitte Consulting. However, he always wanted to help run a small business, and finally convinced Dr. Jones to take the leap with him. They are both so grateful to the legacy of Wolff Animal Hospital and hope to live up to -- and even raise -- the high standards it has set.
In addition to helping Dr. Jones raise their two boys and petting zoo, Ryan enjoys music (he plays the drums), the unbelievable luck he has in his friends, and spending time with family.