Dundee Veterinary Clinic strives to combine comprehensive, high quality medical and surgical care with a relaxed atmosphere with personalized service. You can expect honesty, integrity and compassion from everyone you meet there.
Dundee Veterinary Clinic founded by Dr. David P. Routson, who has served as the sole veterinarian since 1976. After patiently waiting for the right buyer, Dr. Routson was happy to meet Dr. Leslie Karkheck in 2017. The two hit it off right away and both knew that she was meant to be his successor. Dr. Routson retired in January, 2019, trusting Dr. Karkheck to care for his patients and advance Dundee Veterinary Clinic while maintaining its core values.
Meet Dr. Karkheck
Dr. Leslie Karkheck
Dr. Karkheck was raised on a horse farm in Ida, MI. She studied Mathematics and Animal Science as an undergraduate at Monroe County Community College and Michigan State University. She received her veterinary degree from MSU in 2008 and completed and intensive internship at world renowned Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. There, she met her engineer husband, Jesse and had the opportunity to stay on as an equine anesthetist for an additional year. (You can see her featured here: YouTube: Anesthetizing the Horse)
The Karkhecks were married in 2010 and stayed in Lexington until 2011, where Dr. Karkheck worked in general small animal medicine and as a emergency doctor before they moved to northern New Jersey. Dr. Karkheck practiced small animal and some equine medicine near New York City for three years before her first child was born in 2014 and the family moved home to Michigan. During this time she completed additional training and practice in equine dentistry, diagnostic ultrasound, limited orthopedic surgery and acupuncture (Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine www.tcvm.com).
In 2017 Dr. Karkheck began serving the Toledo area as an emergency medicine veterinarian at MedVet Toledo and in October, 2018 she gave birth to her second child.
Dr. Karkheck has dedicated her life to the care and well-being of pets and their people. She has expertise and experience as a veterinarian gained from practicing medicine in many different environments and including general, emergency and referral practices. Dr. Karkheck brings her broad experience home to serve the community she loves.
Our Core Values
We pursue the path we believe to be right and true, regardless of that path which is easiest or most comfortable. We are continuously growing in character by challenging ourselves to step out of our comfort zone and stepping up to reach our potential.
We support the physical and emotional safety of each other, pet parents, our patients and ourselves. We accept our failures, take time to reflect, pay attention to details and communicate our feelings. We work towards progress, not perfection, set appropriate boundaries, and maintain a positive affect.
We are our true and honest selves with realistic perceptions of who and what we are, do and expect of others. We understand and express our emotions, motivations, and beliefs clearly and are open to learning from our mistakes.
We are the humble servants of our organization, teammates and community. We listen to understand, empathize and acknowledge. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our coworkers and celebrate their wins. We address conflict as needed to culture healing and repair bonds
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