Edward B. Leeds D.V.M.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Leeds was the first board certified veterinary surgeon in Los Angeles, and has been performing surgery on a referral basis in Los Angeles since 1974.
Dr. Leeds received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University in 1966.
Following graduation he completed a 15 month rotating internship at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Mass. Upon completion of his internship, Dr. Leeds was appointed as the first surgical resident in Angell Memorial's history.
As part of his residency Dr. Leeds taught surgery to the senior students at the Harvard Medical School while rotating through the surgical Procedures of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Following his residency he became a fellow in the Department of Surgery at the New England Medical Center and instructor in surgery at the Tufts Medical School in Boston, Mass.
Dr. Leeds became certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1973. He has lectured extensively at the international (Japan), national, and local levels and has authored and co-authored dozens of papers in the fields of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Leeds established the Surgical Group for Animals in Los Angeles in 1976.
Head Veterinary Assistant / Supervisor
Madison Leeds graduated from Redondo Union High School in Southern California in June 2009, with an interest in Biology and Animal Science.
Shortly after graduation, she began her pre-veterinary courses at West Los Angeles College. She completed her freshman year with honors. Shortly after completion, she transferred to Penn Foster Career School in which she will complete Registered Veterinary Technician school, allowing her to sit for her RVT board exam. In the summer between her freshman and sophomore year she joined Surgical Group for Animals full time which allowed her the opportunity to further her skills, knowledge and abilities in veterinary medicine, while working with patients, clients and staff. She hopes to complete RVT school, obtain an RVT license, and apply to Vet school.
Madison is the proud parent of her pitbull, Trouble, and her domestic short haired cat, Rascal. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and playing the piano.
Lu graduated with honors from Narbonne High School in 2002 with a strong passion for the care and well being of animals. She joined Surgical Group for Animals in July 2016, with a strong background in customer service, to begin her long term career as a Veterinary Aide. She aspires to enroll in a Veterinary Technology program which will allow her to sit for her RVT boards. Long term, Lu hopes to obtain her RVT license, continue to practice in the field of Veterinary Medicine, and foster and adopt older and less adoptable dogs.
In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, going to the park and spending time at the dog beach with her son, Ruger and her Chihuahua, Bella.
Kristen Deignan, B.S.
Kristen Deignan graduated from Torrance High School in June of 2010. She then attended Cal Poly Pomona and majored in Biotechnology and minored in Chemistry. She was an active member of the social justice for the Asian pacific islander student center. Kristen graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in June 2015.
She then began working part time for Surgical Group for Animals in October 2016 as a surgery assistant, and since then has expanded to full time in preparation to plan to apply to Veterinary School. Prior to working for SGFA, Kristen did research and work for multiple Biotech research companies.
In her free time, Kristen has a special interest in watching movies, she loves to play basketball and go to Disneyland, and any other free time is dedicated to Veterinary School application studies.