VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Internal Medicine - Feline

Associate Editor

Michele Gaspar

Michele Gaspar

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Feline Practice, 2002


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1994
  • , Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1975

Current Professional Activities

  • Consultant, VIN Feline Internal Medicine Folder
  • Facilitator, VIN Mindfulness Meditation Training/Practice
  • Member, Vets4Vets
  • Member, Vets@VIN

Past Professional Activities

  • Veterinarian, Tree House Animal Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Board of Directors, American Association of Feline Practitioners, 2004 – 2006

Marital Status

Married to Dave Elsner since June 1978.


  • Bassets: Milton and Theo
  • Cats: Gwen, Otis and Henry
  • Fish


  • 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

Working with a supportive, worldwide community of colleagues who try every day to make things better for their staffs, clients and patients.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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