Dr. Michelle Rupp is a veterinary acupuncturist and rehabilitation veterinarian. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Animal Bioscience and a minor in Microbiology. Dr. Rupp received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She completed her training in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2004 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and received her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in 2011.
Dr. Rupp has practiced in several areas of veterinary medicine including industry and general practice; however, her passions are acupuncture and rehabilitative medicine. “I love that Rehabilitative Medicine gives me the opportunity to improve the lives of our geriatric pet population. So many pets that in the past would have been euthanized for issues related to quality of life can now continue on happily with their families in relative comfort.” Dr. Rupp enjoys getting to spend more quality time with her patients and clients which helps her to understand the needs of each patient/family and tailor the treatment plans accordingly.
Dr. Rupp’s family consists of her husband (Peter), daughter (Emily), a Rhodesian Ridgeback (Bella), a domestic longhair cat (Grady), a domestic shorthair cat (Teo) and 1 guinea pig (Dori). Since Dr. Rupp travels frequently to provide acupuncture and rehabilitative medicine in PA and NJ, there is not much free time for hobbies; however, she enjoys reading, knitting, stained glass, beadwork and special needs advocacy.