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Dr. Mike Astin

Dr. Mike Astin

Partner Veterinarian

How does a person who loves science, medicine and animals satisfy all three of these in one job? By becoming a veterinarian. That’s precisely what Dr. Michael Astin did. He took his love of science, mixed it with his admiration of modern medicine and added a touch of his passion for animals and turned it into a career! Today he’s a registered veterinarian at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, and he’s making a difference in the lives of animals and their owners!

Dr. Michael completed his undergraduate degree in biomedicine at the University of Guelph. He spent multiple summers shadowing at an animal hospital, while studying the DVM program at Ontario Veterinary College.

The defining moment in Dr. Michael’s life that inspired him to pursue a career in the veterinary world didn’t involve a dog, a cat or a bird. It actually involved a cow! Dr. Michael watched intensely as a veterinarian performed a c-section on a cow, and then incredulously watched that same cow stand on its own feet a few hours later. Stunned by the power of animal medicine, he immediately decided that this is what he wanted to pursue as a profession.

Getting to know clients and pet owners better is one of Dr. Michael’s favorite parts about working at Dixie Road Pet Clinic. He loves nothing more than to hear people tell unique stories about why they love their pets. As far as day-to-day tasks at the hospital go, he enjoys performing surgery and monitoring anesthesia. The ability to work with his hands in a fast-paced environment is something he relishes.

In his free time, Dr. Michael enjoys spending time with his fiance and their dog, Murphy. Murphy is so intelligent that when his owner tells him “get your leash,” the dog will promptly pick it up with his teeth!


Dr. Ricky Lau

Dr. Ricky Lau

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon.


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