Meet the Staff
Of Meridian Veterinary Services
Leanne J. Lipton
BS, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CVC, CVTN, CVFT
Dr. Leanne Lipton has 20+ years of experience in traditional veterinary medicine, emergency & critical care, and holistic pet care.
At the University of Vermont, Dr. Lipton earned her BS in Animal Science in 1987. She then attended graduate school at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks where she studied Marine Biology. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.
She then completed an internship studying under various veterinary specialists in suburban Chicago. The following year, she completed a surgical internship in Charleston, SC. During the first few years of practice, Dr. Lipton worked as a general practitioner and conducted research at the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine. She also practiced Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at several emergency practices.
Dr. Lipton became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2005 through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She studied Veterinary Chiropractic at the Healing Oasis and Wellness Center. Additional certifications have also been earned at the Chi Institute (programs approved by the University of Beijing).
Dr. Lipton also has a history of giving back to the veterinary profession. For the past five years, she has served as a consultant to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), where she has reviewed continuing education programs for veterinarians & veterinary technicians. In addition, she was a member of the Washington DC Veterinary Medical Board. Toward the end of her tenure on this board, she was named as the acting chair of the board.
Dr. Lipton is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She also has interests in nutrition, Chinese herbs, homeopathy, Chinese therapeutic massage, physical therapy, and prolotherapy. She finds combining different modalities very effective in the treatment of her patients.
Dr. Lipton enjoys kayaking, yoga, ballet, Tai-Chi and Qi Gong, rock climbing, hiking, camping, rowing/crew, travel, movies, humor and many forms of music.
Dr. Lipton & her dachshund Morty, who lived to 22 years of age.
To partner with my clients to provide balanced, comprehensive care for their pets. I also educate and train my clients to also be healers. Quality of life is the overall goal of health for both my clients and my patients.