Leon graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2009.
Following graduation, he undertook an internship in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine. Leon joined the anaesthesia section at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital in 2010 where he completed a three-year specialty training program in anaesthesia and pain management as well as a clinical Master degree in Anaesthesia. In 2015, he completed an externship in paediatric anaesthesia and trauma management at The Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Leon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists anaesthesia chapter.
Leon’s research focuses on pain-management, and he is completing a PhD in Perioperative Assessment and Management of Pain in Cats.
His clinical interests are intravenous fluid therapy, pain management, and strategies for improving outcomes in field anaesthesia of lions and other large cats.