Dr. Michelle Caldwell was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She started her undergraduate studies at Washington State University in Animal Sciences. After her junior year, she was accepted to WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she sought a drier and sunnier climate, and now calls the Reno-Tahoe area her home. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with her three dogs, and two cats. Her professional interests include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care.