Guilford & Main, Carmel: (317) 207-4044
106th & College, Indianapolis: (317) 721-7387
CLINIC HOURS (both locations) Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
We think Leo's Pet Care is pretty darn special, and it's because of folks like these. Please, take a moment and get to know the family who will be taking care of your little furry ones.
Greg Magnusson is the chief veterinarian and founder of Leo’s Pet Care, which is named after his 8 year old son Leo. Dr. Magnusson is a native of Vancouver, Canada and earned his DVM degree on the wide open prairie of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan over 15 years ago. Voted 2013 and 2014 Indy A-List “Best Veterinarian in Indianapolis”, and the highest rated veterinarian in the state on all three of Angie’s List, Yelp! and Google reviews, Dr. Magnusson’s approach to veterinary medicine is refreshingly direct, authentic, and honest. You can count on Dr. M to give you a completely down-to-Earth opinion of your pet’s current health status, a clear explanation of every option available to you, and easy to understand advice to help you make all the best choices for your furry family members.
Dr. Lani Gilliam is the primary veterinarian at the Carmel location of Leo’s Pet Care. Dr. Gilliam is a lifelong Indiana resident, having graduated from Carmel High School and Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a graduate of the Healing Oasis post-graduate chiropractic / neurology course for animals, using this knowledge along with traditional medicine to treat both small animals and horses. Dr. Gilliam is also a lifelong equestrian, having ridden and competed as a junior in hunter / jumper competitions. She now competes in Combined Training / Eventing competitions with horses she has trained. Most of these horses are off-the-track thoroughbreds. When not training horses, Dr. Gilliam loves hiking, camping and traveling with her husband Gary and their dog Mick.
Jen Dorfmeyer, veterinary assistant extraordinaire, and practice manager of our College and 106th Street location in Indianapolis, has been with Leo’s Pet Care since day one. Jen is a compassionate, generous soul, a side of the road animal rescuer, and a consummate professional. Dr. Magnusson trusts Jen to manage every last aspect of our practice, from operations through patient care and client happiness. When you meet her, you will understand immediately why you can trust her absolutely with your beloved pets.
Angel L’Hote, a familiar face in the Indianapolis area veterinary community, has worked hard to ensure the health and well being of your pets for over 20 years. We were honored when Angel joined the Leo’s Pet Care family in March 2015 to manage our new Guilford and Main Street location in Carmel. We’re quite confident you will adore her, just like thousands of other local pet parents she has touched hearts with over the years. Angel is a mother of 3, grandmother to 1, and a mommy to her 2 boxer boys, Gunnar (the adult) and Nappa (the puppy, pictured).
Rob is an Indianapolis native who has grown up around animals and animal medicine. From a young age, he helped out at the veterinary hospital his father worked at. Rob pursued a career in the Education field specializing in music, and he went to Ball State University for 3 years before deciding that animal medicine was still calling him. He studied Biology and Zoology for his last year at BSU before coming back down to Indianapolis to work as a Veterinary Assistant. Rob brings with him 3 years of Veterinary Assistant experience as well as 1 year of working in the Emergency Veterinary Medicine field and in the ICU. He currently shares (and loves!) parenting his girlfriend’s black Domestic Long Hair kitty, Aruna.
Sara Tarbutton is a Veterinary Technician student at the International Business College of Indianapolis. Sara will be graduating in early 2017 and hopes to obtain her RVT designation soon after. She loves to hang out with her dog, Oakley, and spends time working with shelter dogs that come through her school to help them get homes. Sara is interested in specializing in Animal Behavior one day.
Tamara Argabright joined our staff in August 2016 just prior to beginning her third year of pre-veterinary studies majoring in Biology at the University of Indianapolis. Tamara intends to begin veterinary school at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2018, giving us only two years to teach her “all the things”.
Kristen Thomas begins her veterinary medical studies at Purdue University in the fall of 2016, after having volunteered and worked as a veterinary assistant at Leo’s Pet Care through the latter half of 2015 and beginning of 2016. Kristen is a Carmel, Indiana native, and a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio with a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience. She shares her house with a shepherd/whippet mix named Hailey and three cats Crisco, Akia, and Lizzy. Read about Kristen’s volunteer and work experience at Leo’s Pet Care here.
Brooke Fourthman is a veterinary student at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, and has worked at Leo’s Pet Care through each of the last four summers. Brooke has a strong interest in small animal surgery and continues to train with us in 2016. Read about Brooke’s volunteer experience here.
Abby Hart is studying Biology at IU Bloomington with a minor in Animal Behavior, and plans to train intensively with Dr. Magnusson for a year before attending veterinary school at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine beginning in 2018. Abby enjoyes training her family’s hunting dog Rupert, her new Brittany Spaniel puppy Sherman. Read about Abby’s volunteer experience here.
Maddie Bryan is studying Biology at Saint Louis University and plans to attend Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine after finishing her undergraduate degree. Maddie is a new student volunteer at Leo’s Pet Care for the summer of 2016 and will hopefully be returning during breaks from school. Maddie enjoys staying active, volunteering at animal shelters, and hanging out with her beagle mix, Joe. Read about Maddie’s volunteer experience here.
Eshan Selvan (pronounced ee-shawn) is 14 years old, and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. So, he spends any available Saturday or holiday off school volunteering, observing, and assisting us. He has already demonstrated maturity well beyond his age, and we are proud to have him around. Say hi, Eshan! Read about Eshan’s volunteer experience here.