Michaela attended as many educational seminars that were available with veterinary care including training and handling for fearful dogs. She continues her studies online to achieve her license as a Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster College.
Michaela temporarily moved to Louisiana, while her husband Michael of 13 years attended welding school. She moved back to Virginia to pick up where she left off with veterinary medicine and shelter pets. Once settled back in VA she went on to achieve certifications in Disaster Relief for Sheltering Animals and Crisis Relief for Animal Shelters. She has been working in an animal shelter and specializing in Shelter Medicine for 11 years. While wanting to expand her education she was excited to join the team with Piedmont Small Animal to continue her education of Veterinary Medicine.
Michaela has two daughters, Savannah and Allie, two dogs, six cats and 13 fish that live happily together in a log cabin in the woods in her home town of Amissville. In her free time she enjoys working in the yard, playing guitar, spending time with family and drawing.