"We strive to give our clients options in diagnostic and treatment plans. We want your pet to have the best care at affordable fees that work within your budget."
-Leonard A. Sigdestad
Dr. Leonard Sigdestad, DVM was born in Webster, South Dakota where he grew up on a farm. He had a love for animals at an early age. During his youth he was very active in 4-H and FAA. He was a state FAA officer and was awarded the American Farmer Degree.
He did his undergraduate work at South Dakota State University and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. He was inducted into Alpha Zeta, an honorary agriculture and veterinary medicine fraternity.
Upon graduation he became an associate at Aberdeen Veterinary Hospital in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 1968 he purchased the Loma Linda Animal Hospital where he practices today.
He is an active member in the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, Orange Belt Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Avian Practitioners. He has been involved in research and development of new drugs where he has performed field studies for pharmaceutical companies on over 400 cases. He was instrumental in developing a Pet Grief Recovery Program with Loma Linda University which is growing in the number of clients served today.
Dr. Sigdestad is an active member of the Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce. He is a charter member of the Loma Linda Kiwanis Club, has served as President and is currently on the Board of Directors. While president, he received the John R. Herman award for the largest increase in membership in Division 36. He also received the outstanding president award for the district.
He was an original member of the Grand Terrace Lions Club where he is an active member. He is currently program chairman and was named Lion of the Year for 2009-2010. In 2011 he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian services.
He has served as director of Toro Pacific and Irrigation, Market Place Ministry, Regional Occupational Center and as an advisor to Colton Vocational school.
Dr. Sigdestad has a passion for guide dogs. He has sponsored puppies and is providing Veterinary Service for Guide Dogs at a reduced fee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Guide Dogs of the Desert. In 2011 he was chosen as one of the top Chamber of Commerce business awards in the 63rd Assembly District of California.