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Team Members

DrTannazTannaz Amalsadvala, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, MS

Dr. Tannaz Amalsadvala graduated from Bombay Veterinary College in 1988. She received her M.S. in Veterinary Pharmacology and Physiology from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She has additional specialty post-doctoral training for 3 years in Wound Healing and Reconstructive Surgery at the Scott- Ritchey Research Center, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL. Dr. Tannaz has been in private practice for more than 20 years, mainly involved with small animal, shelter medicine and exotic animal medicine. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, some of her special interests are wound healing and reconstructive surgery, soft tissue surgery, anesthesia, ophthalmology, pain management and animal behavior. Dr. Tannaz is a member of the AVMA, GVMA and the Veterinary Wound Healing Society.


JeremiahJeremiah Haslam, Veterinary Assistant

Jeremiah was born in Connecticut, which is where he was first introduced to animals. Since his father raised American Pit Bull Terriers, Jeremiah was exposed to observing the behavior of animals at a very early age. As he grew, Jeremiah assisted his father with the duties of walking, bathing, feeding and training the dogs. He also educated himself to learn more about dogs by reading books and discussing their behavior with other pet owners and professionals. Since then, Jeremiah has had a growing passion for animals, especially dogs.

Upon graduation from high school, Jeremiah completed various courses from the Professional Development Institute, and in 2003 received his diploma in Animal Care.

He finished his first internship at Buena Vista Road Animal Hospital in 2005. His first kennel tech position was at St. Francis Animal Hospital. Currently, Jeremiah is a Veterinary Assistant and is striving to become a veterinary technician in the near future.



leonye groomingLeonye Smith,  Groomer

Originating from New York, Leonye attended the Animal Science course at Boces Technical school from 1998 through 2000. Following her desire to care for animals, she became a kennel technician at Shinnicock Animal hospital from 2000 until 2005. During this time, she began to assist the groomer, building on the skills she learned in the Animal Science course. She also began working at Lady & the tramp dog and cat grooming salon in 2003, where she groomed until 2007, when she moved to Colorado. After serving in the Army, Leonye moved back to New York and groomed for Petite Pets for a year before moving to Columbus in 2011. Leonye currently resides with her five children, Ariah, Amarius, Ariveah, Zayden, Travis, and two dogs; Twilight, a great dane, and Ryder, a miniature poodle.
Since moving to Columbus, Leonye provided grooming services as head groomer, at TLC pet grooming for three years . She joined the Buena Vista Road Animal Hospital team in June 2014 and is eager to build a lasting bond and continue to provide care and quality service.


Steven Tanniehill, Veterinary Assistant

Steven joined Buena Vista Road Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant, in September, 2016.  He has been serving in the U.S. National Guard for the past 5 years.  He is currently a full time student at Columbus State University, majoring in Biology.  Steven’s dog, Sheila, is a Pitbull cross, who was a roadside rescue. She has grown to be a loving, energetic member of the Tanniehill family.  Steven is passionate about animals and has always had a pet throughout his childhood.  He finds it rewarding to help others and his goal is to provide the best service for our clients and our patients at Buena Vista Road Animal Hospital.  He looks forward to meeting you at the hospital.


Lesley Chambers, Client Service Representative

Lesley was born and raised in the Columbus, Georgia area and moved to Smiths Station shortly after starting High School.  She graduated from Hardaway High School in 2015 and is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Valley Community College majoring in Biology.  Lesley joined Buena Vista Road Animal Hospital in April 2016.  She shares her life with Bandit and Brim, her canine and feline companions.  She is committed to continuing her career in her chosen field of Veterinary Medicine.