Michael holds both a DVM degree and a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition/Anaerobic Microbiology from Kansas State University. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Business Development for SmartVet Holdings, Inc., where he was responsible for new market development for the company’s proprietary animal health products as well as management of technical and customer service. He was also instrumental in the company’s new product development initiatives.

His professional experience includes product and market development leadership for Merck Animal Health, Schering Plough Animal Health and Animal Profiling International. He maintains a private consulting veterinary practice.