Michelle L. Plier

Board Certification

American College of Veterinary Pathology - Clinical Pathology (1999)


  • Clinical Pathology Instructorship - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996-1999
  • Clinical Pathology Residency - College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 1993-1996
  • Small Animal Internship - California Animal Hospital with Dr. Steve Ettinger, 1991-1992
  • DVM - University of California, Davis, 1991

Current Professional Activities

Staff Clinical Pathologist, Antech Diagnostics

Past Professional Activities

  • Staff Clinical Pathologist, Phoenix Central Laboratory for Veterinarians, 2003-2006
  • Freelance Veterinary Clinical Pathologist/Consultant, academic and commercial diagnostic laboratories around the country, 2000-2003
  • Reviewer, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2001-2002
  • Reviewer, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1998
  • Relief Veterinarian, 1992-1993


My Longhorn and Angus cows. A variety of other four- and two-legged furry and feathered friends have also graced my life.


Reading, gardening, music, horseback riding, watching my cows and enjoying nature.

Favorite Quote

"Go after life like it's something that's got to be roped in a hurry before it gets away!"
The saying painted on the rustic bench outside my parents' front door

What I like Most About VIN

The camaraderie and amazing amount of information at your fingertips. What a wonderful resource!

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