Leigh Klar, DVM (Surgical Intern)



Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Year

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

“My passion for veterinary medicine started when I was in middle school.  Against my parent’s wishes, I brought home a sick stray kitten and nursed it back to health.  This was the start of a life-long passion for caring for animals.

My path to surgery took some time to develop. I spent 6 years after veterinary school as a general practitioner outside Boston MA, where I performed routine surgical procedures.  Over the years, I took on more specialized surgical cases, in particular, the repair of cranial cruciates and meniscal injuries, and this made me realize that I wanted to specialize in surgery. Being able to help relieve pain and any mobility issues for patients has really sparked my interest in becoming a surgeon. I am looking forward to developing my surgical knowledge and skills here at Veterinary Specialty Center as well as developing relationships with colleagues and clients.” 

Starting Monday, April 8th through the end of September, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin their road resurfacing project along Waukegan Road from Lake Cook Road to Half Day Road (IL 22). Please allow additional travel time to our hospital during the construction. Learn More: Waukegan Road Resurfacing Project