About Me

Welcome to The Pet Nurse!

Leslie & Duke

Hi! I’m Leslie.  Pet parents or future pet parents I’m here for you.  As a pet nurse, my goal is to give you helpful, professional insight, to elevate your pet parenting experience. Bridging the gap between urban legend and good medicine. Let’s keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy.  To me, pets are family.   The human-animal bond is key to the health and wellbeing of both pet and pet parent.

I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician. RVT or veterinary nurse (we are the RN’s of the veterinary profession – yes there is such a thing).  Educated at the #1 Veterinary Technology program in the country, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  I have experience in small animal private practice and large animal teaching hospital.  I’ve published articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals.  For more than 10 years, I’ve worked on the industry side of the profession.

I’m a member of the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Board.  I work full time as a Marketing Manager for an animal health pharmaceutical company and part-time as an RVT at Fairway Animal Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.                 .

There is an endless amount of veterinary advice for pets out there.  My goal is to give you accurate scientifically supported information with real-world experience that is grounded in my veterinary education and hopefully have fun along the way.

I’ve cried all 56 times I’ve seen the movie Hoosiers.  My forever crush, Coach John Wooden. I’ve never met a Pug I didn’t like.  Travel takes me to my happy place.  Thankful for the opportunity to take my son on his first trip to Europe when he was five.  We are eagerly awaiting his next.  I believe that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness” – Mark Twain.