Michelle Jack, DVM
Dr. Michelle Jack grew up surrounded by pets, from cats and birds to lizards and mice. As a result, she knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She completed her undergraduate training at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts. She then obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University and completed an internship in avian and exotic medicine and surgery.
Once her training was completed, she moved back to her home state of California and began working at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital in Santa Monica. After 15 years treating a very large and devoted patient base of cats, dogs and exotics, she decided to go out on her own and offer in home veterinary services. She enjoys the more personal and thorough home visits, that have an added benefit of minimizing stress to the pet. She also fills in at various clinics in need of someone with her unique expertise.
Dr. Jack also volunteers in Manzanillo, Mexico 1-2 times per year in much needed “pop-up” spay/neuter campaigns for strays and locally owned cats and dogs. She also serves on the board of Alianza Animal Manzanillo, a permanent low-cost sterilization clinic in town. In addition to her international care, Dr. Jack works closely with a local animal rescue, Much Love Animal Rescue, serving the Los Angeles Area.
Dr. Jack routinely attends various veterinary conferences to stay on top of all medical advances. In addition to canine and feline conferences, she routinely attends conferences in avian, small mammal (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents), and reptile medicine. Dr. Jack has taken courses in fish anesthesia and surgery, rigid endoscopy, bird fracture repair, rabbit and rodent dentistry, emergency medicine of exotics and several ultrasound labs in cats, reptiles, dogs, ferrets and rabbits.
In her spare time Dr. Jack enjoys hiking, running, and rollerblading with her Mexican rescue, Chego. She also is enjoying her new kittens, both rescues with special medical needs. She also has a passion for developing her proficiency in Spanish and learning to play the guitar.
Dr. Jack’s dog, Chego, helps out where she can by driving, answering phones and smiling.