Dr. Rohrer spent most of her life in North Carolina (Cherry Point and New Bern), except for the three years that her family was stationed in Tom's River, NJ. Michele's compassion and love for animals started very early. She was raised in a family with big hearts for animals. She cut her first tooth on the "rescue" dog Whiskers. She was biting his tail and he growled. She smiled and her tooth was finally showing!
When Michele was five, Santa brought a Play School Pet Hospital. She doctored all the neighborhood dogs and told everyone she was going to be Vet when she grew up. When her family took their pets to the Vet, she listened to every word they said and always had millions of questions. When her family went out on their boat, she insisted the dogs wear life jackets. During high school, she worked as a kennel technician and did a lot of pet sitting. She graduated from NC State in 1999 and moved to Wilmington. Prior to joining the Atlantic Animal Hospital team in June 2004, she had several years experience in both private practice and emergency medicine.