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, DVM …and his son Leo!
Greg Magnusson is the chief veterinarian and founder of Leo’s Pet Care, which is named after his son Leo. Dr. Magnusson is a native of Vancouver, Canada and earned his DVM degree on the wide open prairie of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Voted Indy A-List and Indy Star “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.
Lani Gilliam, DVM
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.
Nichol Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson is originally from NE Ohio (I think it’s our year, Browns!) and graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a small animal internship in Bowie, MD followed by a neurology internship in Vancouver, BC, just in time to enjoy the winter Olympics in 2010. Vancouver was so beautiful she decided to stay on another year and work in the emergency and critical care department. She moved back to Indiana to continue work in emergency for another 2 years. Following that, Dr. Johnson eventually transitioned to working days in general practice while still taking on some emergency work. Since that time, she has gotten married to her husband Brian, become a mommy to her son Luke, and has acquired 2 dogs; a black lab mix named Artax and an Australian cattle dog named Calliope (the blue variety if you are curious). Off the clock, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking with the family, running 5k’s and spending time with friends.
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.
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.
Jade Wilhoite is a high school student currently exploring a career in human nursing, and meanwhile, works full time with her mother Angel at the Carmel office. Jade has always loved animals and has 2 of her own at home.
Ric is a 20+ year veteran of the Indianapolis veterinary community, and a caring and capable individual whose responsibilities include assisting with radiology, dentistry, surgery, and 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!
An Indiana native, Lita was motivated to pursue a career working with animals after falling in love with Animal Planet TV shows. She has since spent time caring for baby wallabies, rehabilitating retired race horses, and spending time behind the scenes of many zoos. Lita completed studies in Veterinary Science at J. Everett Light Career Center in 2014 and later graduated from IUPUI with a degree in International Studies in 2018. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program and plans to pursue a future helping animals in impoverished countries. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, antiquing, and spending time with her fur babies Arty and Dusty.
Eshan Selvan (pronounced ee-shawn) is wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up… or maybe an anesthesiologist. Eshan has been spending summers and vacations at Leo’s since he was 12 years old. 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.