Dr. Michelle King
Dr. Michelle King
Dr. Michelle King received her B.A. (Hons) in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and her doctorate from Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed a year of Clinical training at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, The Royal Veterinary College in London, U.K. Dr. King comes from a proud Air Force family as has been fortunate enough to grow up all over the world.
Dr. King’s clinical interests include ophthalmology, animal welfare, and behavior. She worked extensively with international non-profit veterinary organizations in the Caribbean, Nicaragua and Costa Rica to provide pet health care to underserviced communities. Her research experience includes mapping feral cat colonies and the efficacy of trap- neuter- release programs in small island states.
Hi Michelle! Do you go by Michelle or do you have any nicknames?
My namesake is the Beatles song “Michelle” so while I don’t have any nicknames but people tend to sing “Michelle, my belle” around me. Fun fact and I was lucky enough to meet Paul McCartney (who wrote the song) and thank him for my name, and he sang a bit of it to me!
In your words, what is your job at Frontier?
I’m an associate veterinarian, and my job is to advocate for the animals. While I love a good cuddle with a kitty or playtime with a pup, my job is first and foremost to keep animals healthy, advocate for good preventative care and diagnose and treat illness. Additionally, I perform surgery and dental treatments for pets. I think one of the most important things I do in my job is to communicate the benefits of preventative care in pets- they can’t speak for themselves, so it’s my job to advocate for them and work with owners to do our best to keep all the fur babies happy and healthy!
Why did you decide to work at Frontier?
I decided to work at Frontier because I love the culture of teamwork and positivity here. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work all over the world and coming from one of the best referral hospitals in Europe, suffice to say, my standards were pretty high. Frontier encapsulated everything I was looking for in a practice – high standards of care, excellent quality medicine, a team that works really well together and always puts the patient’s health and welfare first. I was impressed by Frontier’s positive and honest work culture, and our clients and pets are amazing too! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to join the Frontier team.
Do you have any pets?
I do! I have a 16-year-old female Tortoiseshell cat named Kagomei. She has chronic kidney disease but is still as rambunctious and feisty (i.e., Tortie-tude) as ever. She’s a seasoned traveler and has gone all over the world with me! I’m hoping to adopt a dog within the year to do some agility training with.
Tell us a little-known fact about you!
Before I was in the veterinary world, I was a professional chef! Also, my dad passed on his love of technology and video games to me, and in 2017 I won first place in a Nintendo gaming competition at London Comic-con.