Dr. Leslie Sauber received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry followed by a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. She was in general practice for eight years before accepting an American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) residency at the University of Illinois. In 1996 she completed her residency and became an ACVD Diplomate.
Dr. Sauber then opened Tulsa Veterinary Dermatology in her native state of Oklahoma. She was the sole dermatologist in the region, seeing patients from Oklahoma and the nearby states of Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. She was also an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she taught dermatology courses to third year veterinary students and saw patients with fourth year veterinary students.
Dr. Sauber was active in the Tulsa County Veterinary Medical Association including serving as its vice president. She enjoys interacting with her general practice colleagues.
Dr. Sauber emigrated to New Zealand and joined Animal Dermatology Clinic – Auckland. On her initial trip there she was touched by the friendliness, helpfulness and welcoming attitude of the people. She was also impressed that so many Kiwis could find Oklahoma on the map (a feat that many Americans cannot do). It seems Steven Adams’ time with the Oklahoma Thunder was popular in New Zealand as well. Go Thunder!
Dr. Sauber’s parents claim that her first word was “dog”, but they thought she would grow out of it. She asked for a dog every year until her parents surrendered and for her 10th birthday bought her (for $10!) her first dog—a beagle she named “Sadie”. Since that time, she has had a steady supply of rescue dogs and cats. Her two current dogs, “Daphne Moon” a rescue English Setter mix and “Betty Davis” (aka “Boo”, “Monkey”, “Monster”, and most recently and for some unknown reason “Sputnik”) a medical challenge of a rescue Frenchie, emigrated with her to New Zealand.
Oklahoma State University
University of Illinois
Dr. Sauber’s most energy-consuming outside interest is swimming—especially open water swimming. She is very much looking forward to the active open-water swimming scene in the Auckland area. She enjoys reading and discussing literature and traveling, combining the two interests when she travels with Classical Pursuits, a small travel company owned by a Canadian friend.