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Education: Buena Vista University

Michelle is a Client Care Specialist and may be one of the first smiling faces that you see on your visit to Petersen Pet Hospital. Originally from the Marion/Cedar Rapids area, she attended Buena Vista University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications. While she enjoys interacting and working with people; working in a cubical has never been her cup of tea. She worked in the dental field for many years which brought her great enjoyment, but she knew it was time to pursue her passion for animals. Her passion started as a little girl when she seemed to be glued to reading material like National Geographic. She also always seemed to find an animal in need, like the baby bunny that was lost in her yard growing up that she felt compelled to help find his mother.

In the fall of 2015 she joined the Petersen Pet Hospital team with great excitement. She finally would have the opportunity to interact with both people and animals! She is continually increasing her knowledge in research and technology in the veterinary field and finds that very fulfilling. Michelle has a couple fur balls that always await her arrival home from work each day. Her ferret Bobo has a quirky personality and is always ready to play the game hide and seek. Recently, a farm kitty has become a new addition to the household. When she is not with her fur ball friends; she is spending time with her other half Darren. They enjoy spending time outdoors snowmobiling, boating, camping and biking on the trail.