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.
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!
Brit has experience in animal care for over 10 years. She has a fondness for the small dogs, in particular brachycephalic breeds. Having a pug and a pug/chihuahua mix at home herself. She admits that it’s hard to resist their quirky charm! When she isn’t assisting you and your pets at either of our Leo’s locations, you will find her painting, knitting, reading, studying history, and checking hiking trails off her bucket list.
Eshan Selvan (pronounced ee-shawn) 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.
Abby Hart is a second year veterinary student at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been training at Leo’s Pet Care since 2015. Abby enjoys training her family’s hunting dog, a Brittany Spaniel named Sherman. Read about Abby’s prior volunteer experience here.
Hope Christy introduced herself to the Leo’s Pet Care family during the summer of 2020, and spent the summer volunteering at our Main & Guilford location. She’s now back for winter break, and hopes to start veterinary school next fall! Read about Hope’s prior volunteer experience here!
Cassidy Eckstein is a freshman at Valparaiso University where she plays soccer and double majors in Biology and Chemistry. “I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a little girl but I don’t have any experience, so I’m super grateful to get to learn from Dr. Magnusson and his team. I’m positive this will be a great learning environment for me to see if being a Veterinarian is what I really want to pursue.”
Solange Fossati is a high school senior currently focused on pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and will be studying pre-veterinary medicine at IU in fall 2021. Solange has always had a deep love for animals and has two cats of her own.
Shelby VandenBussche is a high school senior looking forward to majoring in Biology at Purdue University this fall. She has always been fond of life sciences and has had a life long dream of being a veterinarian. Shelby loves all animals, especially her three cats.