Dr. Michele LaFond-Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Michele LaFond received her love of animals from her mother, who had dogs, cats, tropical fish, a cockatiel and a Bobwhite quail around the house. Dr. LaFond knew at that point she was determined to become a veterinarian so she could help pets.
She was born and raised in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Dr. LaFond moved to Manitowoc with her family in the third grade. After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin in River Falls to earn her Bachelor’s degree. From there, she pursued her Master’s degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then applied to the university’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her Doctorate in 1989.
Dr. LaFond practiced in her hometown of Manitowoc. In the summer of 1997, the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon (known at the time as Roningen-Nyren Animal Hospital) approached her with a job opportunity. She accepted and she became a part-owner in 1999.
When she has time between her duties as a full-time veterinarian and practice owner, Dr. LaFond enjoys gardening, camping, reading, cooking, quilting, and spending time with her many pets. She shares her home with Donzi, a yellow Lab; Maggie a black Lab who has a bad habit of eating rocks; Eddie a Havenese; two cats Sammy and Ramsey; and eight koi fish in the backyard pond.