Dr. McGee Leonard is a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine with a decade of professional experience in veterinary science and practice. Dr. Leonard applies her expertise to plaintiff and defense investigations involving animal bites, abuse and neglect, veterinary malpractice, the veterinary prescription of opioids, and other disputes involving animals.
Dr. Leonard has worked in emergency and critical care medicine since the beginning of her career. Working in a high volume, fast paced environment has given her exposure to trauma cases and the critical phases of chronic illnesses (cancer, end stage heart failure, etc.). Her specialization as a small animal general practitioner requires proficiency for a variety of animals in many areas of veterinary medicine, including internal medicine, nutrition, anesthesia, surgery, and dentistry.
An innate part of animal medicine is an understanding of animal behavior, as well as proper handling and restraint. She has experience performing behavioral assessments on cats and dogs and has trained veterinary clinic technicians and emergency staff members on the basics of animal behavior, handling, and the safe application of physical restraints.
Dr. Leonard earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Leonard is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in California, holds her DEA Prescribing License up to and including Schedule II drugs, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (DACVECC).