Dr. Otte was born and raised about an hour north of the clinic in Randolph, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota for both his undergraduate degree and for veterinary school. Following graduation, Dr. Otte was a mixed-animal veterinarian in Iowa. He returned to Minnesota and transitioned to work exclusively with small animals in 2021. His professional interests include soft-tissue surgery and population medicine. Dr. Otte’s hobbies include cooking, camping, and traveling with his wife, Millie. At home, they have a dog named Pepper and a cat named LouAnn.