Dr. McDonald, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Radford University and holds a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Her professional interests include shelter medicine, emergency/critical care, and preventative medicine. She is a native of Northern Virginia and shares her home with her 3 dogs and cat, Zoe, Zeeke, Zadie, and Theo. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking and watching sports. She is passionate about animal rescue and much of her free time is spent volunteering as the adoption coordinator of a non-profit rescue group.