Our staff of pet lovers. You’ll adore every one of them, we promise.
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 9 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 17 years ago. Voted 2017 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.
A veterinary assistant all the way from Arizona, where she volunteered for animal shelters and zoos as well as completed her veterinary assistant certification. Samantha and her crazy cat Azura landed in Indiana in August of 2017 where she immediately set her sights on Leo’s Pet Care to make her new home. Samantha strives to learn and experience new things, and looks forward to being a part of Leo’s family and sinking her teeth into all Indiana has to offer.
Jade Wilhoite is 14 years old and is currently in an online high school so she could volunteer at the clinic for the past year. Her dream is to become a nurse, so she wanted as much experience in the health care field as possible. Jade has always loved animals and has 2 of her own at home. She has enjoyed learning and working with her mother, Angel L’Hote. She looks forward to finally being an “official” part of the Leo’s Pet Care family and is excited for the wonderful adventures ahead.
Ric is a 20+ year veteran of the Indianapolis veterinary community, and a caring and capable individual whose responsibilities include radiology, dentistry, surgical assistance, anesthesia as well as client education and communication. Ric lives in Broad Ripple and owns St. Bernards. He has a major soft spot for the BIG DOGS!
Kristen Thomas is midway through her second year of veterinary medical studies at Purdue University, after having volunteered and worked at Leo’s Pet Care since April 2015. Kristen is a Carmel, Indiana native, and a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio with a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience. Kristen intends to stay on at Leo’s Pet Care as an associate veterinarian after graduation from veterinary school. She currently shares her school apartment with her cat Akia. Read about Kristen’s volunteer and work experience at Leo’s Pet Care here.
Eshan Selvan (pronounced ee-shawn) is 15 years old, and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. Eshan spent three summers with us so far (starting when he was only 12!!!) and we are now so proud to hire him on through summer 2017 as a veterinary assitant. Eshan demonstrates maturity well beyond his age, and we love having him around. Say hi, Eshan! Read about Eshan’s prior Leo’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.
Brooke Fourthman trained with us for three summers before entering Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and intends to become board certified in veterinary surgery upon completion of her veterinary studies. Read about Brooke’s volunteer experience here.