Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Fellow 2021-2022
Dr. Meckelborg joined EHS in October 2017 as a casual Shelter Veterinarian where she found her love for shelter medicine, and moved into the role of Director, Animal Health in late 2021. Previously she worked in private veterinary practice for 14 years, after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2003. She also volunteered at the Saskatoon SPCA and Edmonton Humane Society.
In her role of Director, Animal Health, she oversees the medical team who examine, treat and perform surgeries on our shelter animals, as well as EHS’ spay/neuter programs including PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). She is looking forward to expanding these programs through collaboration with community partners. Additionally, Dr. Meckelborg ensures EHS is up-to-date on best shelter medicine practices.
Dr. Meckelborg knew from a young age that she wanted to be a Veterinarian – so much so, that she never had back-up plan! A special interest in exotic pets, soft tissue surgery, and a insatiable appetite for learning keep Dr. Meckelborg continually expanding her veterinary knowledge. Currently, she is enrolled in the Maddie’s Fund Fellowship Program, a joint effort between the Shelter Medicine program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Programs.
When not at the shelter, Michelle’s two teenage daughters keep her busy. She also enjoys hanging out with her senior dog Ruby, fostering kittens, or relaxing at yoga class or with a good book.