Michele Gaspar

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP Feline 2002)


  • DVM - University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994)
  • BSJ (that's a BS in Journalism) - Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1975)

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, The Cat Clinic, Flossmoor, IL
  • Board Member, Guardian Angel Basset Rescue, IL

Marital Status

  • Married to Dave Elsner since June 1978.


  • Seven cats (Sasha, Jasper, Ralph, Mona, Clare, Emmy, and Albert)
  • Three bassets (Patsy Cline, Mr. Watson, and Vanessa)
  • The cats rule, the bassets drool.


  • 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

  • The ability to search issues in a variety of sources, as well as meeting caring doctors world-wide.

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