Michelle Pineda, DVM

Dr. Michelle Pineda

Dr. Pineda is one of the founding owners of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort.

When asked about her life’s work, she stated, “I have the best job in the world.  I get to work with pets and the people who love them all day! As a veterinarian, my goal is for your pet to live a long, healthy life, with a good quality of life, for as long as possible.  I’m going to do everything in my power to make that happen.  I want to be your partner in keeping your pet happy and healthy.  If your pet becomes sick or injured, my goal is to return your pet to optimal health as quickly as possible.We are very good at keeping pets healthy.  We are proactive with preventive care, striving to detect problems while they are small, before they cause a pet to feel sick.  If your pet is sick or injured, we want to be right on top of the issue, treating the problem with the most effective care available.  If there is a problem that can’t be resolved in general practice, we do not hesitate to call in a specialist or refer you to a specialty center. With three small children at home, I know what it’s like to live in a busy household.  I’m always looking for ways to make it easier for you to keep your pet healthy and happy.”

Dr. Pineda has a love of cutting-edge medicine and soft tissue surgery.  Her major areas of interest include: dentistry, preventive medicine, endocrinology, and soft-tissue surgery.

Dr. Pineda and her husband, Luis, have three young sons, Anthony, Alex and Austin.  They also share their home with a Papillon, Cinco, and two rescue kitties, Stallone and Sylvester.   Dr. Pineda was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but has made the Triangle her home since 1993.

Dr. Pineda’s academic credentials include:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Arts, Physics, Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, Harding University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, summa cum laude, Harding University

While in veterinary school, Dr. Pineda was presented with both the Phi Zeta and the Martin Litwack Awards for Academic Achievement. She is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.

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