Dr. Leavitt grew up in a small town in northern California, the son of a large and small animal veterinarian. Growing up, Dr. Leavitt had many pets which included dogs, cats, horses, chickens and turkeys.
He was the first person to jump in the truck when his father had emergency calls and developed a love of animals that led him to become a veterinarian. Dr. Leavitt received a B.S. degree in zoology from Brigham Young University in 1995, and his DVM distinction from Ross University in 2000. After practicing in northern California until 2006, Dr. Leavitt came to practice here in Utah. Supporting the Human-Animal Bond and promoting preventative care of his patients are areas that Dr. Leavitt finds very rewarding.
Dr. Leavitt and his wife Carolyn are the parents of four children. The family dog Star, an 8 year- old female pug, is an important part of their family and brightens everyone's day. When away from work, Dr. Leavitt spends his time with his family supporting them in their varied sporting activities. Every fall, a family tradition is attending BYU football home games at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Dr. Leavitt enjoys the mountains of northern Utah, especially the family deer camp which they have been observing for 60+ years.