Alissa Leistico DVM, Owner
Dr. Leistico initially started her career path in education and coaching, but quickly changed directions to her true calling in life. It was her passion for healing animals and building relationships with the people that love them that propelled her into veterinary medicine. She attended UW-Platteville and graduated from University of Wisconsin – School of Veterinary Medicine 2007. She then spent over 15 years working in a high paced wellness and emergency care hospital and it is there that she fell in love with the more challenging medical cases. She learned advanced diagnostic medicine and is highly skilled in diagnostic ultrasound. This skill allows her to provide clarity for pet parents without long waits for referral facilities, leading to more efficient treatment plans and options. Dr. Leistico also has a passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
Over the years, Dr. Leistico has been able to use her love of education to teach pet families how to care for their pets’ chronic disease. She values the relationships she makes with her pet parents and considers many friends. One of her fondest memories thus far was her adventure to Alaska for a behind the scenes experience of the Iditarod with a cherished client.
Outside of work, she wears many hats. She and her husband, Ben, have two very active boys, Logan and Garret. She is a pet parent to a handsome Golden Retriever, an incredibly cute, yet mischievous Brittany Spaniel, and a farm rescue kitten. She is an active member of the community, serving on the youth basketball board and helping her husband with his numerous roles as a youth and high school coach.