Dr. Joseph Leppanen
Dr. Joseph Leppanen spent the first 10 years of his life growing up in San Jose, California, and his family would often take trips to the countryside to stay on a friend’s sheep ranch. It wasn’t hard for him to develop a love and appreciation for animals early on in life. As he got a bit older, Dr. Leppanen started to develop intense passions for science and medicine. By the time he had signed up to do volunteer work at a few local animal hospitals, his mind was made up—veterinary medicine was the only choice for him!
As a young girl, Dr. Vanassche fell in love with James Herriot’s veterinary novels—it was then that her passion for animal care was ignited. By the time she was nine years old, Dr. Vanassche knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian herself! Her dream never wavered; she’s now a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care family.