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Stevenson grad is name national leader in advocating for improved animal care
Stevenson grad is name national leader in advocating for improved animal care
Posted on 02/03/2020
Dr. Meyer with catA Utica Community Schools graduate and local veterinarian is now on the national front line when it advocating for improved animal care and support. 

Dr. Michelle Meyer, a graduate of Stevenson High School, has been elected as the national president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. 

As president-elect, Dr. Meyer – who practices at the Serenity Animal Hospital  - will advocate for higher standards in animal care and raise awareness about the emotional support that can be provided between humans and their feline friends. 

The Purdue University College of Veterinary medicine graduate says her success has its roots in the classroom and athletic fields of Utica Community schools. 

“To say I owe a lot to UCS teachers, and especially (from Stevenson cross country coach ) Mr. Kevin Hanson, is an understatement,” Dr. Meyer said. “ I can say with certainty that I couldn't have accomplished my academic and professional goals without them.”

Dr. Meyer attended UCS her entire K-12 school – at Oakbrook Elementary, Heritage Junior High School and 1997 graduate of Stevenson High School.

After graduating from UCS, she earned a bachelors degree from Oakland University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue – one of only 30 out-of-state students to be admitted in a total class of 60. 

In addition to her practice, Dr. Meyer works with local law enforcement K9s, serves as secretary for the Macomb County Veterinary Medical Association and Vice President of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. 

She is also a volunteer as a Utica Community Schools parent, where she has two children at Switzer Elementary.