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Specialty: Internal Medicine - Feline

Alice Wolf
Margie Scherk
Bill Folger
Randolph Baral
Michele Gaspar
Susan Little
Steven Bailey
Alexandre Daniel
Thomas Hansen
Amy Hinc
Cynthia McManis
Sandra Mitchell
Kelly St. Denis
Ken Thorley

Associate Editors:
Lauren Demos
Victoria Sheheri
Daphne Thompson
J. Scott Weese

Michele Gaspar

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Feline Practice, 2002


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Wisconsin, 1994
  • Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1975

  • Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture, CSU, 2000
Current Professional Activities
  • Consultant, VIN Feline Internal Medicine Folder
  • Facilitator, VIN Mindfulness Meditation Training/Practice
  • Facilitator, VIN Job Seekers Group
  • Member, Vets4Vets
  • Member, Vets@VIN
Past Professional Activities
  • Veterinarian, Tree House Animal Foundation, Chicago, IL
    Board of Directors, American Association of Feline Practitioners, 2004-2006
Marital Status
  • Married to Dave Elsner since June 1978.
  • Emmy (featherstick champion leaper)
  • Albert (world's smartest cat, only lacking opposable thumbs)
  • Mikey (cauliflower ear, amputated tail, multiple facial scars -- but adorable)
  • Gwen (the foster who Paul Pion predicted would stay)
  • The Basset Gang of Four: Daphne, Theo, Milt and Julia
  • The cats rule; the bassets drool and life would be far less wonderful without them
  • Music (I'm partial to an eclectic mix: Gregorian Chant, Baroque, sitar, 60s rock 'n' roll, Frank Sinatra, and especially the poetry and music of Warren Zevon)
  • Yoga
  • Reading (most anything on Mayahana Buddhism or the writings of Ken Wilber and Pema Chodron), and The Sunday New York Times (I'm addicted to the Weddings section).
Favorite Quote
  • This time, practice the main points.
    -- Pema Chodron
What I like Most About VIN
  • Working with a supportive, worldwide community of colleagues who try every day to make things better for their staffs, clients and patients.
Michele Gaspar

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