Meet the Team

Dr. Bobbi Kopel

My name is Bobbi Kopel. I am originally from Williston, ND. I grew up always wanting to be a veterinarian. I would cut holes in my stuffed animals in order to sew them up! I attended NDSU in Fargo (GO BISON!!) prior to veterinary school at Oregon State University. I worked at a feline-only practice for 7 years before deciding I missed the snowy Midwest so made my way to Minnesota. I purchased the Olivia Pet Clinic in October 2011, as I saw a need for a full-time small animal practice in this area.

I live with my husband Tim, from a long-established farming family in this area. We have one son, Edgar, who is always keeping us on our toes. We have cats and dogs who complete our family.

I enjoy hiking, reading, concerts, football and scrapbooking in my spare time (which unfortunately is never enough). I hope to be able to serve our clients and their pet families for many more years to come!

Rachael Drange

Hi my name is Rachael Drange. I am originally from Grove City, MN and graduated from ACGC High School in 2010. After finishing high school I attended Ridgewater College for two years to obtain my AAS in Veterinary Technology. I completed my internship at Legacy Equine Centre in Glenpool, OK. For my last two weeks of internship I did an exchange program in Denmark to see how veterinary medicine differs between countries. On my return to Minnesota I took my board certification and passed to earn the title of Certified Veterinary Technician. With that I began to look for a full time technician job. It took me a couple tries to find a clinic I enjoyed working in. In February of 2014 I began working at Olivia Pet Clinic and I absolutely love it. In August of 2014 I moved to Olivia to be closer to my job, so far it is going well!

I have a dog that I got from a humane society in 2011. Her name is Mona and she is my best friend. She has been with me through many moves. She cheers me up when I have a hard day and is always up for a good run. I also have a horse named Delila. I have had her since the moment she was born. It has been a great joy to watch her grow up into the beautiful horse she is today. My newest addition is my cat Carson. I intended to just foster him until I found him a new home but I fell in love with his playful personality so I couldn’t give him up.

I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Brent and taking our dogs for walks, visiting my family members, and running in 5k obstacle marathons to name a few things. I look forward to meeting new clients and hearing about their pets!

Samantha Lecy

Hi, my name is Samantha Lecy. I grew up on a small family farm outside of Belview, MN. I went to school at Yellow Medicine East in Granite Falls and graduated in 2014. I then attended one year at SMSU in Marshall, MN for my generals. After that I attended Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN for my AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. I graduated in September 2017 after completing my internship at the Olivia Pet Clinic where I then began working full time.

In my free time I like to spend time at the lake, hang out with my family, and go up to Park Rapids and the surrounding areas. I enjoy bowling, fishing, and reading. In the fall I love to go duck hunting with my dad, brother and uncles.