Our goal is to provide high quality, family oriented, personalized pet care brought directly to the families and pets of Maui.
How we started
YourVet Maui was founded by Dr. Jerob Leaper and wife, Teresa Leaper in 2015 based on their mutual love of Veterinary Medicine, family and desire to provide personalized pet care.
Teresa and Jerob originally met working as kennel attendants at a veterinary clinic. They instantly fell in love and were married in 2003. Soon thereafter they moved to New Zealand where Jerob pursued his veterinary degree at Massey University (AVMA accredited University) and Teresa worked as a veterinary nurse (technician).
Upon completion of Jerob’s veterinary degree, he began working as a veterinarian for Groveway Veterinary Hospital in the Bay Area of California. Teresa also started working as a veterinary technician for PETS Internal Medicine service.
Partnering with a friend from Massey University, they were to purchase Groveway Veterinary Hospital in April 2012. Then in June 2013 the partners were able to purchase a second clinic together. This was a time of tremendous growth as a veterinarian and business owner as Jerob took on the role of Clinical Director.
Jerob realized, after some time, that this practice did not allow him enough time to offer the personalized care he wanted to provide his clients and their pets. Jerob and Teresa found themselves traveling to Maui with their girls every chance they had and learned there was a need for more veterinarians as well for a different type of service. That inspired the development of YourVet Maui, a mobile veterinary service run by Jerob and Teresa which provides veterinary services to anywhere on Maui that the clinic can reach.
Dr. Christie Balcomb
Dr. Christie Balcomb joined the YourVet Ohana in 2016 after finishing her residency, wanting to provide the most current knowledge and information to the livestock producers and owners of Maui County. Bringing along her expertise of farm animal medicine and wonderful personality, Jerob and Teresa officially welcomed her on as an owner in 2017. We are all excited for her addition to the team and how we can all impact the lives of more animals and people on Maui with her amazing skill set. Aside from her role with YourVet Maui, she is active in the community, involving herself with the Animal Control Board and working closely with State Veterinarians to improve the lives of animals throughout Hawaii.
YourVet Maui is happy to introduce, Michelle Steigmeyer, as one of our partners. Mark and Michelle Steigmeyer retired to Maui in early 2015. Michelle is closely involved with the Maui Humane Society as a volunteer, foster and transfer partner as well as a major donor. She owns the Indiana K9 Learning Center in Elkhart, IN, where her staff works closely with local shelters to help the more challenging dogs become more adoptable. She and her husband live in Olowalu with their four dogs and one cat.