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Posted on 07-21-2017
Dr. Allison Lebenson comes to us from Raleigh, NC after graduating from North Carolina State University in 2017. Her veterinary interests include surgery, dermatology, and exotic animal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga, and hiking around Millcreek Canyon with her 2 energetic rescue dogs.
Q: Why did you become a veterinary professional?
A: This may seem like an obvious answer, but it is because I truly love animals. Our pets take such good care of us throughout our lives; I like to take care of them during theirs. I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding profession.
Q: In your role as a veterinary professional, what kind of cases do you like?
A: I love it all, that’s why I became a vet! From surgery to dermatology to ophthalmology; all of them are equally fulfilling. I particularly enjoy seeing exotic pets, as well as dogs and cats. I aspire to build lifelong relationships with my patients and clients; to become part of the family, to watch them as they grow, to be there when I'm needed most. From first vaccinations to geriatric care, I want to be trusted by not only by my client, but also by your pet. I want to the best veterinarian, and the best friend, your pet can have.
Q: How many people are in your family and what are their interests?
A: My partner, Blake, enjoys almost all verbs: hiking, camping, climbing, surfing, moving across the country -- you name it, he does it. We have three pets, Brighton, who enjoys licking feet; Teddy, who likes to sit on humans and animals; and Burt Macklin FBI, who investigates crimes. Obviously.
Q: What are some of your personal interests?
A: My personal interests include snowboarding, climbing, and hiking with my family. I also enjoy yoga, reading, and traveling.
Q: How long have you been working with animals?
A: I've wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. My first patient was my teddy bear when I was 3 years old. But, the official answer is approximately 16 years - I started as a kennel assistant, then I became a veterinarian assistant and worked in that capacity throughout vet school.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital?
A: My coworkers! And the intimate community feeling that we have in our office. Since my very first day, it’s been obvious how much everyone here cares about each and every animal that comes through the door. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Sugar House Vet family!
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