Dr. Leppien was born and raised in Shillington, PA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University. She spent her first 3 semesters of veterinary school at St. George’s University on the Caribbean island of Grenada. She then transferred to Kansas State University, where she earned her DVM in 2012. She is both Fear Free certified and PennHIP certified. Dr. Leppien has a Blue Heeler named Kiva, and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, riding her bike, reading and helping out in her church.