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Michelle Leitheiser

Hospital Support Coordinator

How long have you worked at Trupanion?
August of 2013

What’s your role at the company?
Hospital Support Coordinator

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I have two dogs, one who lives with me and one who lives with my parents. Indiana Jones (Indy) is a Greyhound/Husky mix who lives in Alaska where he grew up and takes advantage of the snow berms. Frankie, a Chihuahua mix (strongly suspect Jack Russell Terrier) lives with me and is a tenth of Indy’s size.

Do you bring your pets to work?
Yes, Frankie comes to work with me!

Do you have a favorite story you want to share about your pet(s)?
Indy was quite the escape artist as a puppy. One day he was put in the backyard since we were all leaving the house. It took maybe a minute to walk from the back door to the front after putting him out and when we opened the front door there he was sitting on the porch waiting! Frankie loves to burrow in the covers and dig himself a nice little spot. One time he spent 5 minutes digging and pulling at the blankets until he had created a cave. I had to warn others not to sit on the ‘bubble’ lest he be flattened.

My favorite thing to do is:
Be creative and connect with nature.

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be:


What I like about working at Trupanion:

No one treats this as just a ‘job’. Everyone cares about pets and I never wake up thinking I don’t want to go in, I love coming to work! It’s great to be around people who understand my crazy love for my dogs.

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