Dr. Michelle Schraeder graduated from The Ohio State University in 1985. Through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) she is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has completed a three-year course in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, and through the Chi Institute is certified in veterinary Tui-na (massage). Dr. Schraeder became one of the first two veterinarians to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA).
She has also obtained a Master of Education in College and Continuing Education. Presently she is chair of the IVAS International Education Committee, an IVAS board member, and a member of the AAVA Advanced Certification Committee. She practices integrative medicine, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine with conventional medicine, at her clinic in Bellingham, Washington. Dr. Schraeder has been a speaker at Western Veterinary Conference, AHVMA and AAVA conferences, IVAS congresses, and various state VMA meetings.