Michelle Michael has always wanted to be an advocate for animals, to be able to give a voice to those who cannot speak. “I believe it is our duty to provide our pets with the best care possible. Animals are a big part of human lives and it is my wish we can treat them with the respect they deserve,” she explains.
As a vet student, Michelle was intrigued by the idea of emergency medicine. Since joining our team she has no doubt emergency vet care is where she belongs. “The cases we see are always interesting and ever-changing. I also love being able to support our clients by providing them with the sense of security that there is always a place to go for help even after hours,” she says.
Michelle describes working with Perth Vet Emergency Team to be like working with your close family and friends. There are always opportunities to grow and develop your knowledge and skills. And the camaraderie makes it a joy to go to work every day. The entire team wish is to see every patient walk out of the hospital happy and health explains Michelle when talking about the passion the team has, “Every single person that works at PVE are super passionate about delivering the highest standard of care not only to the patients but also to their families.”
For Michelle, the most memorable cases are the ones where a patient has been in hospital for many days. Seeing them steadily improve each day before sending them home to their families with a smile stick with her.
Another case Michelle won’t be forgetting anytime soon, was when she had to juggle holding and walking six dogs! All six came in for chocolate ingestion and being tangled up with their leashes!
Loving to travel, Michelle Michael does whenever she can. Whether a new country or city, experiencing the life and culture of another place is something that she enjoys.