Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist & Director of Medical Specialties
Michelle Rose, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) has educational pursuits that have led her all over the country. A Fairfax, Virginia native, she lived in the Washington, D.C. suburbs for 17 years and was only a young child when she discovered her passion to become a veterinarian. After graduating as her high school’s valedictorian, she obtained her B.S. degree in animal science summa cum laude at the University of Florida. Dr. Rose received early acceptance into veterinary school at the age of 20, and developed an enthusiasm for cardiovascular medicine during her second year of veterinary training. She obtained her veterinary degree cum laude in 2004 from the University of Florida, and then completed an internship in small animal medicine & surgery at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Rose returned to Virginia for one year and worked as a general practitioner concurrently at two feline-only hospitals. In 2006, she was accepted into University of Minnesota’s comparative cardiology residency and achieved board certification as a Diplomate of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2009, scoring the highest in her class on her board exam.
She joined a specialty hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 2009-2013 and served as New Mexico’s first board-certified veterinary cardiologist. During this time, she developed her cardiology service into a busy practice, and also developed a love for teaching young veterinarians while serving as the hospital’s internship director. Her professional interests include minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of congenital heart disease and strategies for congestive heart failure that optimize the patient’s quality of life. Dr. Rose’s experience as a cardiologist, general practitioner, and fellow pet-owner enable her to customize treatments for heart disease that benefit both the animal and its human guardian.
Michelle and her husband, a veterinary surgeon, moved back to the Twin Cities in 2013 to be closer to family. They have two young children. Dr. Rose enjoys hiking, downhill skiing, SCUBA diving, inline skating, and wine tasting in her spare time.