Sommer Leipier, Veterinary Assistant

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Sommer grew up on a small ranch in the town of Tehachapi, California, before moving to Bend in 2018. She has spent her life living with and caring for animals, including cats, dogs, goats, sheep, chickens, and horses.  

She started her veterinary medicine career in small animal medicine and has since transitioned into large animal practice. Her goal is to become certified in equine physical therapy.  

Sommer is passionate about barrel racing and competes with her horse, Wizard. She also spends her free time enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, paddleboarding, skiing, and bike riding. Her favorite indoor activities include reading, watching movies, playing video games, and working on her hand lettering business (Calico Calligraphy).

Sommer joined BEMC in 2021.

A Message From Bend Equine Medical Center To Our Small Animal Division Clients

As of March 31, 2023, Bend Equine Medical Center will be discontinuing our small animal veterinary division other than chiropractic and acupuncture. As always, we continue to proudly serve as Central Oregon's premier equine hospital and offer around-the-clock care for your horses and equids.

You and your pets are close to our hearts and we are honored you trusted us with their care over the past decade. Please contact us to have your pets' records transferred to your new small animal veterinarian.

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