Michelle joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2016 after learning about the high standard of care that the hospital provides. Michelle has had a lifelong love of animals and has over fifteen years of experience in the veterinary field. She is thrilled to be a part of the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital and to work with such a caring and professional staff!
Michelle is a lover of all animals but has taken to adopting four-legged family members who need a little extra love, training, and support. She has a French Bulldog named Paige who is sweet with people but not great with other dogs. And in contrast to Paige she has Martin, a Miniature Poodle who is great with other dogs but not great with people. Michelle has worked with both of them to improve their behaviors and they have both come a long way!
In her free time Michelle loves being outside! She enjoys gardening, hiking, surfing, paddleboarding, and scuba diving. She has a particular interest in animal behavior and using low stress approaches to help veterinary visits be more enjoyable for pets and their owners. She also loves canine and feline dentistry because of the wonderful impact it can have on a pet’s quality of life.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.