Dr. Liebl earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1985 and then headed to Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. He stayed in the New England area for an additional year in private practice at Slade Animal Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts before loading up the cats and their few possessions and heading for the west coast. He spent nearly 4 years at Bay Animal Hospital in Manhattan Beach, California before moving the family to start his life at Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital in 1990.
Tom feels that the greatest part about his calling to veterinary medicine is split between the love of doing the very best to try and correct the problem at hand, whether that be a medical or surgical solution, and the interaction with the family that calls the beloved pet their own.
When not at the clinic working, Dr. Liebl is blessed with the opportunity to spend time with his wife of 32 years, Kim, and their three grown children, Brecken, Parker and McKenzie. Hobbies (which he has a few) are centered around the outdoors (backpacking/hiking, fly-fishing, snowshoeing) and all things “two wheeled”. Once an avid cyclist competing in ultra-distance mountain bike races as a sponsored athlete for Hammer Nutrition, he has changed his time on the bike to a little more relaxed pace. When he’s physically “tired” of being on the bicycle, he enjoys cruising the countryside on his Harley Davidson.
Tom enjoys and is committed to giving back and in the past has been on the United Way Fund Raising committee and the Douglas County-Lawrence Health Department Board. He currently sits on the Kansas State University Pet Tribute Board and the Symbiotic Behavioral Treatment Center.
Kim and Tom share their home with three of the greatest creatures ever, “Zuma”, a cat that arrived at the clinic as an abused kitten with a paralyzed leg and without a home, and “Murphy” (AKA the “perfect child”), a wire haired pointing Griffon, and “Monroe”, also a wire haired pointing Griffon that is adding to the crop of grey hair on Dr. Liebl’s head.