VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Practice Management

Associate Editor

Michael Riegger

Michael Riegger

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Canine and Feline Practice, 1982


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 1974

Current Professional Activities

  • Northwest Animal Clinic & Hospital (Hospital Director, AAHA)
  • MFR Veterinary Consulting Services
  • DVM newsmagazine, Columnist (1990)
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona Leadership Council
  • Iowa State University, visiting lecturer, external advisor to the VTH
  • Farrier

Past Professional Activities

  • Asphalt paving contractor
  • Dairy Queen franchisee
  • 30,000 hours of community service, including Make-A-Wish


  • Brendan
  • Kyle


  • 4 horses
  • 4 dogs
  • 4 birds
  • 2 cats
  • 1 ferret (Freddie Fender Ferret -- with his theme song Wasted Days and Wasted Nights)


  • Nicknamed "Mountain Mike" for the love of their Pagosa Springs "in the forest" ranch
  • Horse addition for 50 years, current project: Son of Contango out of a JAZZ mare: destination: dressage

Favorite Quote

"Be the Change you wish to see in this world." ~ Gandhi

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