Our Veterinarians

Dr. Greg Borlik was one of those people who always knew what he wanted in life to do in life.  Now he gets to do what he loves…meet new people and help them with their pets.  He has always felt a connection with animals–like they brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in them.   The pet parents he meets make each day special because they become so much more than clients, they become friends.

Dr. Greg grew up on the north side of Indianapolis, where he competitively ran cross country and track for North Central High School. Indiana University in Bloomington was his home for four years where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and cheered on the Hoosiers. It is there that Dr. Greg obtained degrees in biology, chemistry, and business before moving on to attend veterinary school. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Over the years, Dr. Greg has worked at several veterinary practices and emergency vet hospitals in the greater Indianapolis area, before founding Cottage Animal Clinic of Carmel.

Dr. Greg’s medical special interests include:  surgery, critical care, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, dermatology, and dentistry, but his favorite thing of all is meeting new people and educating pet owners like yourself.  He truly believes that educating you will make sure that you are able to make the best decisions for your pets to keep them healthy and very happy!

Greg lives with his beautiful wife Amy who is a nurse at Peyton Manning’s St. Vincent Children’s Hospital  The rest of his family includes his adorable daughter Anna, his wonderful son Hudson, and his three dogs, Cubby the Boston Terrier, Vincent the Bichon Frise, and Penny the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Besides helping people with their pets, he thoroughly enjoys activities such as walking his dogs on the Monon, running, hiking & camping, watching movies, biking, gardening, cooking & grilling, attempting to play golf, and cheering on the Colts.  However, most of his free time away from the hospital is spent trying to keep up with his energetic children.

“If you have any questions or concerns with any of your beloved pets, go ahead and give me a call and I would be happy to help.  Call or stop by anytime.  I look forward to meeting you.”   –Dr. Greg

 

 

Dr. Marianne Lesh grew up in the country near Deer Creek, Indiana.  She has an inborn love of nature, and spent much of her childhood outdoors with her dogs and cats.  She has always loved animals, but didn’t discover her passion to work as a veterinarian until later in life.

Dr. Lesh attended Purdue University and graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in psychology and fine arts.    Living in Lafayette and Chicago, Dr. Lesh explored different occupations, including teaching and social work, and then just enjoyed living in the city.  After volunteering in a veterinary hospital in Chicago, Dr. Lesh knew she had found her purpose.

In 2002, she returned to Purdue, and received her DVM degree in 2006.  After graduation, she enjoyed working at a 24-hour veterinary hospital, which provided a strong foundation in critical care and emergency, as well as general practice.  Her special interests include feline practice, dermatology, oncology, soft tissue surgery, and critical care.

While in veterinary school, Dr. Lesh met her husband, Bryan Read, and they were married in 2007.  Bryan is a software developer, and enjoys woodworking and home-brewing in his spare time.  Dr. Lesh spends her summers tending to her perennial gardens, and taking her boys swimming and hiking with Bryan.  The boys are Finley, a goofy Golden Retriever, and Grady, a very athletic Irish Setter.  She also adores her three cats – Kato, Oliver, and Manny.  Manny is hairless Sphynx, who is the king of the household!  In the winter, Dr. Lesh enjoys sewing, and making cat clothes to keep Manny warm.

Dr. Lesh enjoys hearing stories about her patients and their unique quirks and talents.  She believes every patient and client is different, and her mission is to teach and inform clients, listen attentively to their concerns and priorities, and support clients in making the best decisions for themselves and their pets.