Michelle joined the Dr Rabinovitch/Bland group as an Administrative Associate in September 2004. She received a BA in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 1995. Immediately after graduating, Michelle entered the Veterinary field as an Assistant and continued to learn and received her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2001. Prior to working at Stanford, she was the head nurse at Peninsula Equine Medical Center in Menlo Park where her duties included everything from front office work to administering and monitoring anesthesia on 1000+ lb horses. She continues to be a part of their surgery team one day a week and also works one Saturday a month at a small animal hospital in Menlo Park.
In addition to her love and career with animals, Michelle also enjoys being part of a team. Her 20 years in the veterinary field has made her proficient at working with doctors, students, and staff members. Her degree and background in the medical field are useful tools to bring to the table. She prides herself on being proactive, organized and having a positive attitude. When Michelle is not at work, she is either exercising, playing with her dog "Frisco", riding her horse "Lady", or sailing into the sunset with her husband on their Catalina Morgan 440.
Current Role at Stanford
Research Administrator for the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory.