Elizabeth B. Leech, MVB, MRCVS, DACVECC, Medical Director is a board certified emergency and critical care specialist. She was the first veterinarian in San Diego to achieve board certification in this specialty. Dr. Leech has been on staff at our hospital since 1986. She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Dublin and completed advanced education and clinical training at Purdue University in Indiana. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania before working in private practice on the East Coast. Dr. Leech manages the veterinary staff and over 40 technicians. She also supervises the hospital's veterinary internship program.