Dr. Michelle Elgersma (Pet Services Only)
Dr. Michelle Elgersma founded her practice with the mission of bringing strength, health, comfort, and joy to our animals, and to provide the highest quality of life that each one deserves. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, friendly, and responsive care to her patients, and communicating clearly and honestly with you, their owners.
Recognizing that each animal should be helped as an individual, she is dedicated to improving the quality of their lives. Because her time with each animal is brief compared to their owners’, she is focused on equipping owners to manage their animal’s health and wellness.
Education and Certification
- NES Health Certified Practitioner – 2017
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist – International Veterinary Acupuncture Society – 2013
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – 1996 (Licensed in PA, NJ)
Dr. Michelle has always been passionate about helping animals. This drive led her to the Ontario Veterinary College, where she earned a degree in veterinary medicine in 1996. Since graduation, she has worked with a wide variety of animals – horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, cats – in various settings such as farms, clinics, racetracks, rescues, and homes.
Over the years, she began to see the limitations of conventional medicine and decided to focus on holistic methods.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, specifically acupuncture, provided an approach to see past the individual issues and instead address the animal as a whole. After a year of study, she earned her certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She launched her own practice in the Pittsburgh area, focusing on acupuncture and other holistic therapies.
After working with a dog that was receiving infoceuticals and miHealth sessions, she recognized the benefit of addressing body fields to promote wellness in both the bodies and minds of animals. Seeing the NES Health Animal WellNES system as a natural extension to her approach, Dr. Michelle completed her certification in the beginning of 2017, adding local and remote Bioenergetic Power consultations to her practice.
When she is not helping animals, Dr. Michelle enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her husband Steve, and their four cats: Smudge, iVee, Pixel, and Jasper. She is also proud to volunteer at the National Aviary.