Dr. Lianne McLeod, DVM, DVM

Lianne McLeod DVM, small animal expert for The Spruce Pets

Lianne McLeod DVM, is a veterinarian who had a small animal practice and has 11 years as freelance writer on dog and cat diseases and exotic pets. She is now a research facilitator at the University of Saskatchewan.


  • Veterinarian with experience in small animal practice
  • Freelance writer on pet health care for 11 years


Lianne McLeod, DVM, is a former writer for The Spruce Pets, contributing articles for 11 years. Before Dr. McLeod began writing about pet care, she worked several years in small animal practice. She has written extensively about the care and keeping of exotic pets and pet health care. She now researches water quality and chronic disease at the University of Saskatchewan.


Lianne McLeod earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Simon Fraser University. She continued her education and received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Expertise: Dog Diseases, Cat Diseases, Exotic Pets
Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Title: Veterinarian

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