Michelle Savigny, DVM

Originally from a small town outside Buffalo, NY, Dr. Michelle Savigny knew from a young age that she was meant to be in the veterinary field. She grew up fostering dogs through a local rescue before finally landing her first veterinary job at the age of 16. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, she attended veterinary school at Texas A&M. From there, she completed an internship and residency in small animal emergency and critical care and earned a master’s degree at Auburn University. She became board certified in Emergency and Critical Care in 2008 and made the trek to the beautiful Pacific Northwest which she has called home ever since.

In 2018, Dr. Savigny adopted a Golden Retriever with severe elbow dysplasia and while she had always had an interest in rehabilitation therapy, it wasn’t until then that she truly saw the benefits and potential that the field held. After two years of exploring different types of rehabilitation therapy with her own dog, Dr. Savigny decided that it was time for her to make the switch from emergency medicine to rehabilitation.  She spent 2 years focusing on rehabilitation and becoming certified in acupuncture before coming to Seattle Veterinary Associates where she has been able to bring her unique experience to expand the range of care we offer.

When not at her “regular” job, Dr. Savigny also works part-time at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County providing medical care to a plethora of dogs, cats, livestock and even the occasional turtle. She still fosters animals from time to time but mostly spends her free time loving on her three dogs: “tripawds” Lenore and Willow, the notoriously goofy Golden Retriever, Brix, as well as her five cats, chickens and ducks.