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Maddie Bryan – St. Louis University Biology Major and Future Veterinarian

Maddie Bryan – St. Louis University Biology Major and Future Veterinarian

Madeleine (Maddie) Bryan spent her first summer with us in 2016, and had this to say about her first Leo’s summer experience: Maddie Bryan writes about her first summer with Leo’s, July 2016 Experience, experience, experience… What used to be a daunting and consuming requirement needed to apply to veterinary school became exciting and attainable…

Veterinary School is Not a Tropical Vacation

Veterinary School is Not a Tropical Vacation

Written by Dr. Greg Magnusson and Kristen Thomas, DVM Class of 2020 Here at Leo’s Pet Care, we REALLY enjoy mentoring young pre-veterinary students through their careers. This post is about helping young veterinary hopefuls make the smartest choice of which college to attend. We’ve both been there. I went through it not to many…

Chloe Chamberlain – Purdue University Polytechnic Student

Chloe Chamberlain – Purdue University Polytechnic Student

Purdue Veterinary Technician student Chloe Chamberlain volunteered at Leo’s Pet Care during the entire summer of 2014. We were so impressed by her work ethic and her positive attitude during that summer, that we invited her to join us as a full time veterinary assistant during her 2015 summer break in between semesters at the…

And I Would Walk 500 Miles

And I Would Walk 500 Miles

Behold, a brief (sort of) history of Dr. Magnusson’s journey. (I realize there are only three people in the world who want to read this, and one of them is my mom, but here it is anyway) February 2000: Fourth year of veterinary school at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada is almost complete;…

Failure is Always an Option

Failure is Always an Option

“There are only two kinds of surgeon” he said, with a matter-of-fact tone. “Those who have left a surgical sponge inside an animal, and those who will”. Listening to board-certified veterinary surgeon and veterinary dentist Mark Smith, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC speak at the North American Veterinary Conference last week, enlightened me about failure. Dr. Smith’s…

Veterinary School is Not Like Real Life

Veterinary School is Not Like Real Life

Sharing a beer with him at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) this week, I felt like I was talking to a younger version of myself. He had only graduated from veterinary college 11 months ago, and that light of hope we all enter school with, still shone in his young eyes. But I saw…

A veterinary guide to treating itchy skin in pets

A veterinary guide to treating itchy skin in pets

Itchy skin is one of the most common presenting symptoms at our Indianapolis animal hospital. Having treated many hundreds of these dogs over the years, we’ve developed an 8 week plan for you and your pet, that has had a very good success rate in managing even chronic cases of itchy skin. Why Is My…

So You Want To Be a Veterinarian?

So You Want To Be a Veterinarian?

Veterinarians always have at least two patients in the exam room. One human, one animal. Understanding where our patients come from is often the key to treating the human, and therefore, the key to becoming an outstanding veterinarian. We had a pre-veterinary student in the office today, asking if she could shadow our staff, because…

Everybody Here Faints At Least Once

Everybody Here Faints At Least Once

Here at Leo’s Pet Care veterinary clinic in Indianapolis, we are proud to be an externship host hospital for both of our local Veterinary Technician colleges, Harrison College and the International Business College of Indianapolis. We also host pre-veterinary students in between semesters, and teach veterinary hopefuls, who are unsure what role they yet want…

Top 10 Reasons You Probably Wouldn’t Want To Be A Vet Tech

Top 10 Reasons You Probably Wouldn’t Want To Be A Vet Tech

We had a client in yesterday, who had recently graduated from a local school of veterinary technology, but then decided to switch industries to something completely not animal related. This got me to thinking, what is it that separates the veterinary lifers from the also-rans? What is it about being a veterinary technician that makes…

Shelby Thomas – Molecular Biology Researcher, Miami University Ohio

Shelby Thomas – Molecular Biology Researcher, Miami University Ohio

Shelby Thomas spent the summer of 2012 working, learning, studying, and practicing alongside the veterinarians and staff of Leo’s Pet Care. We asked Shelby to write a letter describing her experience before she went back to school in the fall. “I’ve been telling people for as long as I can remember that I want to…

Danielle Lang – DVM Class of 2019, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Danielle Lang – DVM Class of 2019, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Danielle Lang spent three months during the summer of 2012 working, learning, studying, and practicing alongside the veterinarians and staff of Leo’s Pet Care. Danielle writes: “Before beginning my volunteer experience at Leo’s Pet Care, I expected to simply be an extra assistant at the clinic: observing surgeries and appointments, cleaning, and doing primarily dirty…

Happy Birthday Dr. Magnusson! – Leo’s Daddy’s Best Margaritas Recipe

Happy Birthday Dr. Magnusson! – Leo’s Daddy’s Best Margaritas Recipe

Clearly this is not a pet-related post. Because it’s my birthday, please enjoy this recipe I invented last year, that turned out to be The Greatest Pitcher of Margaritas Ever. :) Makes not-quite-a-gallon INGREDIENTS: Three big limes for the drinks One or two extra limes for garnish Three big lemons 1/3 cup superfine sugar two…