Dr. Leigh Arlotta was born in Ohio but spent most of her childhood growing up on a ranch in central Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science in 1996 and a master’s degree in epidemiology in 1999. For the next three years, Leigh worked in public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. There she had the opportunity to participate in many public health investigations including anthrax and SARS. In 2003, Leigh decided to return to school to pursue her true calling in veterinary medicine. She attended veterinary school at Cornell University in New York, graduating with her DVM degree in 2007. She then went on to complete a post-doctoral internship at a busy emergency and referral practice in Vienna, Virginia. In 2008 Leigh returned to Texas to work at a 24-hour clinic where she practiced primary care, emergency and critical care medicine, surgery and ultrasound.
Leigh and her husband share their home in Grand Prairie with 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 turtles. Her interests include ultrasound, emergency and critical care, internal medicine and neurology.