Michelle started with us in mid 2018 but it feels as though she’s been with us much longer! With our ‘Cat-Friendly Clinic’ status in mind, we were delighted to be able to bring another ‘nutty cat lady’ to maintain our momentum with our feline program. Michelle fills that description perfectly and so we’re really pleased to have her on our team!
Michelle has studied extensively at the University of Adelaide. Initially she completed a double bachelors degree with honours, majoring in human physiology, psychology and anatomy. After working in the physiology research field for a year, she realised her interests lay in clinical work and animals, so in 2010 she went back to study and graduated from the DVM program at Roseworthy in 2015. We’re not sure what she’s planning for her next degree but hope it won’t be for a long time (we’d rather have her here)!
Since graduating she has worked full-time in general practice with small animals, as well as assisting in teaching vet students at Roseworthy in clinical examination and communication skills. She is interested in further developing her surgical skills and internal medicine knowledge, with a particular interest in feline internal medicine and behaviour (I think we already mentioned the nutty cat lady concept).
Michelle has recently bought a block of land with a view to build her new house in Gawler. Other inhabitants of that house will be a Swedish Vallhund called Loki, a Kelpie X (that looks like a dingo) called Caia, and of course (as a slightly crazy cat lady) three gorgeous rescue cats – Captain, Darwin and Munty.
She enjoys good food and wine (especially Grenache!), reading, gardening and Yoga so should fit right in with the current (currant?) crew!