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Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Georgia Internship Training: Texas A&M University Residency Training: University of Georgia Certification: Diplomate ACVS (2001)
Dr. Leigh Glerum is a graduate of Duke University where she earned a BS in Biology. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia (1996). She completed an internship at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and then returned to the University of Georgia to complete her surgical residency. While at Georgia, she delivered, via C-section, UGA VI, the University’s beloved bulldog mascot. Dr. Glerum enjoys both orthopedic and soft tissue procedures. Her special interests include minimally invasive soft tissue surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, cystoscopy), respiratory surgery, and urogenital surgery. She became board certified in 2001. When not practicing, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors–hiking, backpacking, cycling, and downhill skiing. She also relishes time spent in the yoga studio and hanging out with a good book on the couch. Leigh also lends her support to the local community through various outdoor volunteer positions such as monitoring land for Peninsula Open Space Trust and maintaining property for Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District. Leigh was drawn to veterinary surgery because it allowed her to blend her appreciation for science, her love of animals, and the satisfaction that comes with being truly “hands-on” with her patients. Her love of animals extends to her own giant dog, Tinley the Great Dane.