Lesli Wyant, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Wyant grew up in southern Ohio. In 1992 she graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in a small animal general practices in the Columbus area for two years. She and her husband then moved to Pittsburgh where she worked in a busy small animal practice for three years. They moved to Annapolis in 1997.
Dr. Wyant continued as a small animal practitioner in the area. She then accepted a position with VetCentric, a company that helped veterinary practices develop websites that served as an online prescription service for their clients. This change in her career allowed her more time to care for her family.
In 2013 the opportunity arose for her to assist with underwater treadmill patients undergoing rehabilitation therapy with Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS-Annapolis). Having been through physical therapy herself for a shoulder injury she was impressed by how beneficial rehab could be for dogs and cats. After completing the required courses and internship Dr. Wyant was certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a canine rehabilitation therapist in 2014. She has been fortunate to work with the rehabilitation team at CVSS throughout the process. She has been excited to be able to suggest therapy options to owners whose pets have undergone surgery as well as pets that are recovering from injuries or that are developing joint and mobility issues associated with aging. An especially challenging part of her practice has been working with patients that require wheelchairs or braces. She finds the joy that comes with witnessing a return to normal activity, both from the pets and their owners, is immensely rewarding.
Dr. Wyant lives with her husband, who is a veterinary internal medicine specialist, their two teenage daughters and her crazy but lovable rescue dog named Stella. She enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling, especially to Italy. She plans to continue studying techniques in canine rehabilitation that will allow patients to be more comfortable and to get back to their normal lives as much as possible.