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Michelle C at Danvers


My journey into animal care began a bit later than most. My adult life began as a Professional Figure Skater and I was fortunate to tour the US and Canada with “Ice Capades” for 6 years.Upon unpacking my suitcases and trunk, I began the honor of working for the Essex County Sheriff’s Dept. for 20 years and retired as a Sergeant in 2012. Finally, I was able to make caring for animals a new career.

I have trained in ER and Specialty Vet settings as well as general practice and I am so happy to have finally landed at DAH! I love learning new skills, especially anesthesia and surgery, and I stay busy taking online classes as a vet tech to stay current.My current menagerie includes a Papillon, Tuxedo Cat, 6 chickens, a Sun Conure, rescue Parakeet and Cockatiel and two adult children (Noah and Shelby). Someday I hope to live outside of the city to add ducks, more chickens (because they’re awesome), goats, a koi pond,maybe an Alpaca or two and a horse, all surrounded by a variety of apple trees! A girl can dream, right?!

In my spare time you might find me singing and dancing in local musical theatre, coaching and/or skating in competitive Theater on Ice, Synchronized Skating or re-designing the landscaping around the house and chicken coop. I live with my partner Darin and daughter Shelby in Salem, MA.