Dr. Michelle Custead attended Virginia-Maryland Regional college of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her Degree of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following school, she completed a rotating surgery and medicine internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey. She then went on to pursue a specialty internship in medical oncology in Washington D.C. before completing a medical oncology residence at Purdue University in 2015.
Dr. Custead says she chose the specialty of oncology because “cancer can affect all members of our family, even our pets. Getting the news that your pet has cancer is scary but there is hope with many levels of care and new treatments. Knowing that I have helped a family decide what is best for them and their pet while ensuring their pet maintains a good quality of life brings me great satisfaction.”
Diedra joined the MVS team in November 2022.