Dr. Michael joined our team in 2016 as an associate veterinarian and has enjoyed practicing in the area since 2013. He has been working with animals for over 20 years at the Milwaukee Zoo, UW research and a Milwaukee AAHA accredited hospital while in high school. Being a husband and a proud father of three also keep him busy outside of Hill-Dale. His family enjoys hiking, camping, nature gardening and trips to the zoo. His fur family consists of a Pug/French Bulldog mix named Ralphie who sounds like a dinosaur during nail trims, Marshy an unusual but friendly FIV positive cat and Rococo a Rottweiler/Shepherd mix who was rescued from a garbage bag in Missouri. They love to wrestle and then snuggle and make-up. Michael’s favorite clients are those he can discuss the current rankings of the Brewers, Bucks, Badgers and Packers.
Michael felt a connection with animals from a very young age and has always had a desire to help both animals and the people who care about them. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is performing dentals, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic procedures. It is fulfilling to hear from clients that he has helped their beloved pet to feel better. The other great part of his career is creating and fostering long term bonds with our clients and their pets. “Practicing high quality medicine, anesthetic procedures and preventative care sets us apart. We are comprised of a team who is highly trained with the most caring individuals the industry has to offer. ”