Dr. Leshem completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut in 2000. He then spent a number of years as a general practice veterinarian in Colorado. Dr. Leshem then moved to Reno to complete a surgical internship at Veterinary Specialists of Nevada. While in Nevada, Steve also taught Anatomy and Physiology at Truckee Meadows Community College. He went on to complete a highly competitive residency and adjunct professorship in small animal surgery at Iowa State University. Steve is among a few select veterinarians who are board certified in small animal veterinary surgery.
Returning to Connecticut in 2008, Dr. Leshem became a leader in small animal surgery at a large specialty hospital. In 2017, Dr. Leshem operated as a mobile surgeon in the Great Hartford area. He also lectured at Northwest Community College.
Dr. Leshem is an active member in good standing of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Soft Tissue Veterinary Surgery. He was the chairperson of the Hartford County Veterinary Association for 5 years.
Dr. Leshem has a wonderful wife, five daughters and a number of pets! When he is not working to help people and their pets, Steve enjoys sports and the outdoors.