5280 Veterinary Care

Meet Our Team

At 5280 Veterinary Care, our compassionate and experienced professional staff understand that your pets are members of the family - and as such, their wellbeing is of the utmost importance.

Lesley Leach

DVM, Co-Owner, & Medical Director

Dr. Lesley Leach is the co-owner and medical director at 5280 Veterinary Care. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2006. Prior to attending veterinary school, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Biology from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Leach has professional interest in radiology.

Originally, Dr. Leach practiced in Northern Colorado before joining the team at Indian Tree Animal Hospital in Arvada. In 2016, she became co-owner of Indian Tree. Together with the award-winning veterinary team at Indian Tree, Dr. Leach and her fellow staff expanded and opened 5280 Veterinary Care as a second location near Denver’s River North Art District, in the heart of the historical Whittier neighborhood. Her favorite part about working at 5280 Veterinary Care is the close-knit family feel between hospital staff and clients alike.

Dr. Leach likes to spend her free time doing yoga, traveling, baking, and doing costumed photoshoots. Her favorite cuisines include wine, cheese, and artisan bread, and she always jumps at the opportunity to dine at Wildflower and Bruto. Dr. Leach shares her home with her three kitties named Jeeves and Wallace, AKA The Party Peach. Fiddy Scent is the newest addition, and he was adopted from Texas following a gunshot wound to his face. Don't worry, he's thriving now and is living his best life!

Anjuli Hein

DVM & Co-Owner

Dr. Anjuli Hein is the co-owner of 5280 Veterinary Care. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Biology, and then continued on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University in 2007. She specializes in acupuncture, and has professional interests in dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, senior pet care, and client education.

Dr. Hein was born and raised on a ranch in Kremmling, a small town in Northwestern Colorado, and she grew up working for her local veterinarian. After earning her veterinary degree, Dr. Hein worked at a mixed-animal practice in Salida, CO before joining the team at Indian Tree Animal Hospital in Arvada in 2008. She became a co-owner of Indian Tree in 2016 and is proud to open 5280 as a second hospital location near Denver’s River North Art District, in the heart of the historic Whittier neighborhood. Dr. Hein expresses that her clients and fellow staff make 5280 an amazing place to practice veterinary medicine.

Outside of being a passionate veterinarian, Dr. Hein enjoys reading, bike riding, skiing, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite food is seafood, and she also loves the Mexican cuisine at Lola. She shares a home with her husband, two small children, and a dog, Mosley. Her first pet was a quarter horse named Lady.

Dr. Hein now spends the majority of her time at our sister location in Arvada, Indian Tree Animal Hospital.

Nicole Wise


Dr. Nicole Wise is an Associate Veterinarian at 5280 Veterinary Care. She attended Penn State University for her bachelor’s in animal science in 2014, and went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2019. She is Fear Free Certified (Level 2), and her areas of professional interest include wellness, preventative care, dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

Dr. Wise began working in veterinary medicine in 2012 as a tech assistant / kennel care assistant. Since a very young age, Dr. Wise was inspired to become a veterinarian by an obsession with animals and her natural ability to care for them. Later, her goal was driven further by her desire to connect with clients and focus on education to better improve the lives of their pets. Dr. Wise says the best part of working in the veterinary field is forming relationships with her clients and getting to know each pet as an individual; watching them grow and change as time goes on. She says being able to connect with an animal and fitting together the pieces of the puzzle in order to better their health is very rewarding for her.

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Dr. Wise currently lives in Westminster, CO with her husband, Jack, Bernese Mountain dog, Chickie, and hedgehog, Poppy. When she is not providing quality veterinary care, you can find her hiking, camping, painting, sewing, going to breweries, and practicing photography.

Emily McDowell


Dr. Emily McDowell is a Veterinarian at 5280 Veterinary Care. Dr. McDowell earned both her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2016 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 from Iowa State University. In addition to her education, Dr. McDowell completed an externship at the Boulder Humane Society and practiced at a small animal general practice in Denver. Dr. McDowell is USDA Category 1 Accredited and her areas of professional interest include dentistry, preventative care, and internal medicine.

Dr. McDowell wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she could remember. Her interest and love of veterinary medicine grew as she learned about the incredible value of the human-animal bond and began taking advanced science classes. According to Dr. McDowell, the best part of working in the veterinary field is building relationships with clients and patients. She loves to answer questions and support owners during all the highs and lows that come with being a pet parent.

Originally from Iowa, Dr. McDowell relocated to Colorado in 2020 with her boyfriend, their mixed-breed dog named Josie, and their three domestic short hair cats named Edna, Oliver, and Piper. In her free time, Dr. McDowell loves to hike with her dog, paddle board, and attend sporting events and concerts.

Madison Douglas-Seay

Associate DVM

Dr. Madison Douglas-Seay is the newest Associate Veterinarian with 5280 Veterinary Care. Dr. Douglas-Seay received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2014 from the University of Florida, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She is Fear Free Certified, and has a professional interest in primary care, internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, surgery, and pain management.

Dr. Douglas-Seay loves that every day at work is different, and that she is able to continuously learn from whatever the day brings. She utilizes her love of science and learning alongside her passion for animals and helping others day in and day out.

Having spent much of her childhood in Michigan and schooling in Florida, Dr. Douglas-Seay has just made the move to Westminster before starting with 5280! She made this move with her American Staffordshire Terrier mix and her recently adopted chihuahua. Outside of the office, Dr. Douglas-Seay enjoys hiking with her pups, travelling, video games, spending time with friends and family, and riding motorcycles!

Hannah Siebens


Dr. Siebens received her B.A. in Biology from Vassar College in New York. She then went on to obtain her doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She then completed a rotating specialty and emergency internship at VCA South Shore in Massachusetts in 2018. Dr. Siebens moved to Denver in 2020 and worked at Urban Vet Care for 2 years before moving to Founders Green Animal Hospital and the 5280 Team.

She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and has a professional interest in preventative care, dentistry, and complementary medicine. Dr. Siebens enjoys watching her patients grow up and thrive in loving homes and enjoys helping pet parents keep their pets as happy and healthy as possible through all stages of life.

Dr. Siebens shares a home with her husband and two grey cats, Piglet and Owl. When she is not in the office, Dr. Siebens spends her time running, backpacking, hiking 14ers, skiing, reading, and learning new languages. Having grown up outside of the US in England and Singapore, Dr. Siebens loves traveling to new and different places and learning about other cities and cultures whenever she gets the chance.


C.V.T. & Practice Manager

Megan is a super passionate technician and manager dedicated to providing gold standard veterinary care and education. She has been in veterinary medicine for over a decade. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, she worked with quarter horse breeders. With her passion for education, she went to Bel-Rea Institute where she received for associates in Animal Science and became a certified veterinary technician. She has worked with the smallest of animals and exotics up to large animal. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her 2 children, husband, and friends. You can find her outside in nature frequently doing hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and overall being active.


Assistant Practice Manager

Shawna is originally from right outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Pens)! She has been living in Colorado with her boyfriend for just under 8 years. They have a husky and a french bulldog, both spoiled as can be. Her frenchie is what got her interested in veterinary medicine! After a ruptured spinal disc paired with surgery and lots of physical therapy; she became so interested in all other areas of veterinary medicine and what could be offered. She has worked in the field for about 5 years. Shawna started at a specialty with 14 different departments and then went into emergency medicine and even in overnight ER. Shawna thinks she has found her home in their little general practice here in RiNo. In her free time you’ll catch her winning a game of magic the gathering, reading manga or watching anime. In the winter she snowboards in the mountains, once its warm you’ll find her on her paddle board. She has recently got into cosplaying and pretending to be her favorite characters.


Veterinary Nurse

Growing up Liz was always surrounded by animals, naturally she grew a passion for our furry friends, especially cats (they were her family’s primary pet). When a door was opened for her to enter the veterinary world as a receptionist back in 2018, she ran with my opportunity.

After achieving her goal as becoming veterinary technicians’ assistant at her first clinic, she grew hungry for more knowledge and new challenges. She later left her primary care clinic and pursued the realms of a veterinary ER.

In the fall of 2021, Liz moved to Colorado for more job opportunities and landed in a Cat Specialty Clinic where she assisted for just short of a year. She was a sponge during this time, taking in many tips and tricks for her feline friends. So much that she has coined the title of the cat whisperer and at times many of her colleagues request her assistance. It’s a great feeling to be relied on, and she loves to share some of the skills and knowledge she has picked up to help make her coworkers more comfortable handling the higher maintenance felines. She feels she ended up with a great work family where we pass on skills and elevate each other to provide the best care we can for your furry friends. Thank you for trusting us with your pet!


Technician Supervisor

Breana is originally from south Florida but moved to Colorado 8 years ago to enjoy the mountains and camping. Her hair color changes every month and has been every color of the rainbow. Burger, her 13 year old lab is her life and if she's not hanging out watching old classic horror films with him, they are paddle boarding out on a lake. She absolutely loves every animal out there from reptiles to birds to dogs, cats and bunnies.


Technician Lead

Wyatt is originally from Osage City, Kansas. He has a background in biology, zoology, and environmental education but hopes to work towards a veterinary technician degree. Wyatt has been in Colorado for three years, but just recently moved to Denver. Wyatt’s home includes two cats, Izzy and Otto, and a dog named Harley. In his spare time, Wyatt enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors.


Veterinary Technician

Originally from California, Meagan has been living in Colorado for the past 2 years and has been working at 5280 Veterinary Care since moving here. Her passion is helping animals and their owners so their pets can live their best and healthiest life. Meagan shares her home with her husband Josh, and their 4 fur babies: 2 dogs named Biddie Bon Bip and Buckaroo, her cat Chunkay, and chinchilla Enchilada. In her spare time, Meagan loves to be in nature, enjoying art to let her creativity out, and has fun trying new restaurants. Her favorite past-time is snuggling on the couch with her fur babies and husband watching scary movies.


Veterinary Technician

Andrea started working with pets in high school at a mobile pet shot clinic in El Paso, Texas and has now been a tech for about 6 years. She moved to Colorado with her boyfriend a little more than a year ago and both love it here so far. Her favorite part of the job is being able to form a friendship with your pet while they stay with us for an anesthetic procedure. You can find her at work giving your pet all the snuggles and hugs, yes, even the spiciest kitties! She hopes to see you soon!


Veterinary Technician

Juan is a dedicated and passionate technician delivering the best care to all our patients. He's been in the field for about 5 years and has never regretted a second of it. He moved up here to Colorado with his sweetheart about a year ago to start a new adventure in life and career. Both have loved every moment of it. He can't wait to see your pets for any of their needs no matter what it may be.


Client Care Receptionist & Technician Assistant

Katie is proud to serve as a Client Care Representative. Her areas of professional interest include zoology and conservation biology and veterinary technician work. She began working in the veterinary industry in 2019 and loves learning how to help animals who need it most. Outside of 5280, she is a dog handler / trainer. Katie was born and raised in Denver, CO and loves spending time with her Doberman Husky mix, Sasha, and tabby cat, Lancelot. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her family, hiking, and drawing. A fun fact about Katie is that she has been a singer for most of her life and even auditioned for the Disney channel.


Client Care Receptionist & Technician Assistant

For the longest time Abbey knew she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. Animals have been such a huge part of her life. She has worked in a doggy daycare first where she learned she just had to switch to a vet clinic! She has four dogs. She has an english bulldog, Rebel Rose who also goes by Chicken or Hay Hay and she has two french bulldogs Bo Mateo and Finnegan. When she is not at work you will find her with her family talking about a vacation that she’ll never go on! She is looking forward to meeting all of our clients furry friends and giving them all of her love!


Client Care Manager

Becky is our outstanding Client Care Manager. After spending 20 years in the in the culinary industry, Becky switched careers to Veterinary Medicine in July of 2020. Once she entered this industry, she immediately realized her deep seeded passion for providing animal lovers and their beloved fur babies with the very best experience Vet Med has to offer. With a great attitude and excessive customer service experience, her passion lies in high quality client support, client education and gold standard patient care. Becky's focus is raising her son and their incredibly spoiled kitty, Lucky. She is extremely family oriented and spends much of her time caring for her loved ones. She was born in Colorado, raised in Montana and enjoys all things nature, Astrology, art, and poetry.

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