Dr. Erin N. Zaring – Medical Director
Dr. Zaring is a 2004 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, Dr. Zaring was recognized for her commitment to developing a pet-assisted activities club with the prestigious World Animal Health Foundation Award for Advancing the Human-Animal Bond. As an undergraduate at Purdue, Dr. Zaring was involved with student government and Big Brothers Big Sisters while earning her degree in neurobiology and physiology.
Working in private practice for over fourteen years, Dr. Zaring has gained diverse experience in veterinary medicine, dentistry, surgery, wellness care, geriatrics, and emergency medicine. Dr. Zaring enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and she is looking forward to establishing long term relationships with Indianapolis area pet owners.
Dr. Zaring and her husband, Chris, formed Curbside Care in 2010. They currently reside in Boone County with their sons Heaton & Colton, and their three cat-children: a fluffy white kitty named Luka, a sleek black kitty named Zelma, and a big long haired kitty named Ronald.
Leanne Hoffbauer – Registered Veterinary Technician
Leanne graduated from Purdue University in 1999 with a BS Degree in Biology, specializing in Ecology, Evolutionary & Behavioral Biology. After college, she worked as a veterinary assistant for two years at a private practice before returning to Purdue to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Before graduating from Purdue’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2002, Leanne had the exciting experience of interning at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Animal Hospital.
After graduation Leanne practiced as a Registered Veterinary Technician in a private practice as well as at a veterinary specialty hospital. In the summer of 2011 she joined the Curbside Care team. Leanne enjoys working with our wonderful clients and patients. She also loves how Curbside Care strives to reduce stress for our patients and make veterinary visits as fear free as possible.
Outside of work, Leanne spends time with her husband, Scott, and children, Elliott and Mason. Her family has three kitties, River, Hank, and Bruce, and one dog, Annie.
Lea Johnson – Customer Service Representative/ Registered Veterinary Technician
In her teen years, Lea spent her free time riding and showing Appaloosa horses, and she worked part time for an equine and small animal veterinary clinic. Her love of animal medicine led her to graduate from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Technology in 1985. Lea is a board certified and licensed Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Indiana.
Following graduation, she worked in private veterinary practice for 7 years before pursuing new challenges as an R.V.T in early drug discovery research. During these next 17 years, she became interested in human medicine as she conducted studies which spanned pulmonary, cardiovascular, sepsis, and neurology research. This led her to a new career path lasting 10 years, supporting project management in coordinator and service manager positions for a global clinical trial central laboratory. And now, Lea is excited to get back to her roots in private veterinary practice. She has a passion for quality animal care, customer service, and process optimization.
Lea and her husband, Steve, have two grown children. So, now they spend time working in the flower gardens with their dog, Murray, and bird watching with their kitty, Reuben.
Abi Thompson – Registered Veterinary Technician
Abi graduated from IBC Vet Tech Institute with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and earned her RVT certification in May 2020. Abi has 2+ years of experience as a veterinary technician in general practice. Interested in pursuing diagnostics, Abi transitioned to a role as a laboratory generalist with Antech Diagnostics for 8 months before her return to a clinic setting at Curbside Care in August 2022.
Abi found a passion for diagnostics during her time at Antech, and has since enrolled in IUPUI’s undergraduate program to pursue her BS. Abi has plans to attend Purdue’s Veterinary Program and specialize in pathology. She brings her well-rounded experience and passion for helping animals to the Curbside Care team.
Outside of work, Abi spends time with her long time boyfriend. They have 3 kitty children. Ninna is a 12-year old black cat. Bingley is a 7-year old silky black cat. And Cheddar is their 2-year old orange tabby. What Cheddar lacks in eye balls, he makes up for in mischievousness.
Anne Hecht – Registered Veterinary Technician
Anne graduated from Purdue University’s Veterinary Technology program in 2009. Since graduating she has worked in critical care, emergency medicine, animal welfare, and low cost veterinary medicine.
Anne and her husband lived in Idaho from 2012-2015 where they had many adventures. She worked at an animal shelter where she became involved in animal rescue.
Anne and her husband have two kids, Charlie and Margot, and a 10 year old husky mix (100% naughty). Anne is usually fostering 1-7 cats/kittens at any given time.
In her free time Anne enjoys catching up on Bluey, reading, baking, painting, and pretending she can garden.
Chris Zaring – Clinic Administrator
Chris grew up on a farm outside of Zionsville, where he was raised with a knowledge and love of animals large and small. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from Purdue University in 2001 and went on to work as a purchasing agent in the automotive industry for nearly eight years.
Combining his experience acquired while managing his family’s farm with his business skills developed during his time in the automotive industry, Chris manages the day-to-day happenings of Curbside Care. Chris handles all the financial and mechanical aspects of the mobile practice, ensuring that our clinic runs efficiently and best serves our clients’ diverse needs.