Ellen Leonhardt, Medical Director

Dr. Ellen Leonhardt was raised and still lives in Levittown, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1988, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 1993. She did her clinical rotation year at Oklahoma State University in 1993 and received her federal accreditation allowing her to write International health certificates in 1994.

Dr. Ellen has been practicing general medicine at Animal General since 1993 and is currently the Medical Director of the hospital. She had practiced emergency medicine at Nassau Animal Emergency Clinic from 1993 to 2013. Her interests in veterinary medicine include general surgery, internal medicine, wildlife medicine, reptile medicine, and has some experience working with pot-bellied pigs and small goats. She always welcomes "any animal in need that can fit through the front door". Dr. Ellen was the first Veterinarian in New York State to perform a completely IN HOSPITAL Stem Cell treatment on a dog in September 2010.
Dr. Ellen currently has Rottweilers, "Joplin" and "Finley" who come to work with her daily! She also has 2 cats, "Wyatt" and "Darwin", a tortoise, 2 ducks, 2 parakeets, and 3 finches as her family at home. She has 2 outdoor goldfish ponds and uses gardening and fussing with her ponds as her stress relief.

Her outside interests are international travel- with special attention to countries with interesting wildlife. She has become adept at wildlife and landscape photography and many of her pictures adorn the walls of Animal General.

Ellen Leonhardt

Free First Exam

Sign up for a free pet health exam. The team looks forward to meeting you soon.

Book an Appointment

Select an appointment type to get started.

My Pet is Sick

My Pet is Sick

Physical Exam or Vaccines

Physical Exam or Vaccines

Other

Other

Emergency

Emergency

Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventative nose-to-tail care.

Veterinary Services for Your Pet

Your pet can enjoy comprehensive preventive and wellness care veterinary services for every stage of life, from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. We invite you to explore our services to learn more and help keep your pet happy and healthy!
Learn More
Loading.. Please wait