Dr. Dietz here, and I would like to give a huge shoutout and welcome to my new associate. Dr. Marianne Lesh. I have been talking with Dr. Lesh for a couple of years trying to get her to come to Daisy Lane and now she is finally here! She has been in practice for the last 10 years in the Indianapolis area and has a wealth of knowledge and skill from her varied experiences. She is extremely intelligent, caring and understanding with both people and pets. I can’t wait for everyone to meet her and come to know her. I am sure she will delight you.
As one of her first projects she is redesigning our web site and this is just the beginning. I think it looks nice and I am sure it will be more functional than our old one. It is a work in progress, just give us time.
In addition, we have discussed the future and as part of that we will be changing to a more modern cloud based computer system. You know, the cloud??!? This will give us much more freedom to communicate with you in the manner that you would prefer. Please bear with us as these are big changes that will not always be totally smooth. Don’t hesitate to give us your feedback as we move ahead.
Dr. Marianne Lesh
I grew up in the country near Deer Creek, Indiana, between Lafayette, Kokomo, and Logansport. We were surrounded by cornfields and country roads, and I spent a lot of my time outside with my dogs and cats. I have always loved animals, but didn’t discover my passion to be a vet until later in life.
I started Purdue in engineering, and graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in psychology and fine arts! After college I worked in Lafayette and Chicago exploring different occupations. While volunteering at a veterinary hospital in Chicago, I found my purpose – It felt like home and it didn’t feel like work.
In 2002, I returned to Purdue for vet school, and graduated in 2006. Since graduating I have worked at several hospitals in Indianapolis including a 24-hour facility, and also worked with experienced surgeons. My special interests include feline practice, dermatology, oncology, surgery, and critical care.
While in vet school, I met my incredible husband, Bryan Read. Bryan is a software developer, and is always learning something new or taking up a new hobby. He is especially talented at woodworking, playing guitar, and home-brewing!
Being a vet consumes much of my time, but I try to stay balanced with hobbies and family time. In the summer I enjoy perennial gardening, and Bryan and I love taking the "boys" swimming and hiking. The "boys" are Finley, a goofy Golden Retriever, and Grady, a very athletic Irish Setter.
We also have three cats who we adore - Oliver, Sophie, and Manny, a Sphynx cat who is king of the household! In the winter, I have fun sewing cat clothes to keep Manny warm!