Dr. Michelle Rider:
Dr. Rider is originally from the mountains of North Carolina, from the small community of Green Mountain. She met her husband, James, who is from California, the summer after high school on a science exchange program to Russia. After college at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she attended graduate school there to study human pathology then moved with her husband to the Twin Cities to attend veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Dr. Rider worked at an animal emergency clinic as a veterinarian part time, and as a veterinarian full time at a small animal daytime practice. In 2007 she moved to Denmark with her husband, Dr. James Rider, and their first son Joshua. She worked at the Green Bay Animal Emergency until her daughter Katie was born, then part time at the Bay Area Humane Society until she adopted her second son Daniel, from Russia. Dr. Rider enjoys living in the country, and keeps a flock of chickens, honey bees, and grows a large garden. She and her family have 3 dogs, 4 cats, a tortoise, a toad, and many fish that live with them, and hope to have dairy goats in the future. She has particular interests in surgery, dentistry, and cancer care for pets, and enjoys seeing reptiles and pocket pets in addition to dogs and cats.
Dr. Rider is pleased to be a part of the Mishicot community, and looks forward to serving the people and pets of this area. Her philosophy is to treat each pet as if it were her own, and each person as if they were family.