Michael is from a veterinary family – both his father and grandfather were veterinary surgeons. He qualified from UCD in 1983 and immediately immersed himself in small animal practice. With limited opportunities in Ireland at that time, he emigrated to the UK where he spent some time working in a small animal hospital.
His passion for travel took him further afield to Hong Kong where he initially worked in an established small animal practice and was subsequently involved in establishing what is now one of the biggest small animal hospitals in that country.
Longing to return home, he came back to Dublin in 1990 and upon finding suitable premises in Glasnevin, established the Botanic Veterinary Hospital in 1991.
Michael loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but he particularly enjoys consulting and meeting patients and their owners. He regularly attends continuing education courses and always has the best interests of the veterinary profession at the forefront of his mind. He has always had a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest developments and trends in the veterinary industry and has continually ensured that Anicare invests in the latest technology and equipment. His stewardship has helped position Anicare at the forefront of veterinary for the past 30 years, not just in Dublin, but in all of Ireland.
Aside from his career, Michael is married to his wife Ann, has two sons, Robert and Harry, and a border terrier named Maggie. He still maintains a keen interest in travel, loves watching wildlife programs and visiting national parks.
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