Leah Stalker, RVT
Leah Stalker, RVT is Executive Director for MAHC. Leah was born and raised in San Diego and currently resides in Fallbrook. Leah began working in animal nutrition in 2004 before moving to Iwakuni, Japan with her husband. While there, Leah took a job with the US Army Veterinary Corps treating military working dogs. In 2011 her family moved back stateside and she worked in a busy exotic practice caring for everything from birds to snakes to goats. Leah also worked with a traveling orthopedic surgeon and veterinary practices of all sizes, while providing relief services to hospitals in both San Diego and Riverside County.
Leah has a passion for riding horses and has been doing so since the age of two. She has traveled to nine countries and looks forward to seeing the world. In her spare time Leah enjoys interior decorating, riding, hanging outside with her chickens and standard poodle “Daphne” as well as spending her time with her daughter and husband.
As lead RVT, I am responsible for making sure we provide superior care for your fur babies in a timely manner. I strive to give excellent care to each and every patient and teach staff how to maintain our superior standards.
I have been an RVT for more than 15 years and pride myself on being an advocate for our patients. I work to provide a great patient experience for each pet who walks through our doors, providing the gentlest care possible.
My favorite part about working in this field is being able to snuggle our geriatric patients. They hold such a special place in my heart. I like taking that little bit of extra time with them and maintaining their comfort is my top priority.
As our head surgical technician, I am meticulous about an organized and well-equipped surgical suite. I take pride in all of our orthopedic and specialty soft tissue surgeries and keep a safe sterile environment for your beloved pets.
I take pride in what I do and enjoy working in all areas of the hospital. I love animals and strive to help keep them healthy so they can continue to give wet kisses for as long as possible.
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to work in the animal field. The human animal bond fascinates me. I want to facilitate that connection in any way that I can.