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.”