VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Oncology

Associate Editor

Michelle Custead

Michelle Custead

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Oncology, 2016


  • Residency in Oncology, Purdue University, 2015
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, 2011
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • Master of Science, Purdue University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2006

Current Professional Activities

  • Veterinary Medical Oncology, Madison Veterinary Specialists
  • ACVIM Oncology Forum Subcommittee
  • ACVIM Finance Investment and Audit Committee
  • Medical Consultant: VIN

Past Professional Activities

  • Internship: Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Speciality Internship: The Oncology Service, Washington DC
  • Residency: Medical Oncology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Private Practice experience: 5 years

Marital Status

  • Single


  • Two Cats: Lilly and Margo


  • Triathlon
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Reading
  • Painting

Favorite Quote

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” —Theodore Roosevelt

What I Like Most About VIN

Learning from the experiences of my colleagues.

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