Michelle Panek, DVM

Emergency Medicine

I have worked in emergency veterinary medicine since the start of my career. I love the variety in cases and connecting with families during a very stressful time. My favorite aspects of ER are stabilizing cardiac patients and performing emergency procedures (-centesis, laceration repairs, chest tube placement, blocked cats).

I moved to Charleston with my fiancé and two dogs, Wilson (a golden retriever) and Reese (a mini labradoodle). I am happy to be a part of the CVRC team!


Education / Experience: 

2021-PresentEmergency Veterinarian - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, Charleston, SC
2020-2021Emergency Veterinarian - PET + ER, Towson, MD
2019-2020Internship in Emergency & Critical Care - PET + ER, Towson and Columbia, MD
2015-2019Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
2014-2017Emergency Veterinary Technician/Neurology Veterinary Technician - Animal Emergency & Referral Associates, Fairfield, NJ
2013-2015Research Supervisor - Rutgers University Equine Science Center, New Brunswick, NJ
2013-2014Veterinary Technician - Kavanagh Animal Hospital, Ramsey, NJ
2012-2013Veterinary Assistant/Volunteer - Totowa Animal Hospital, Totowa, NJ
2011-2015Bachelor of Science - Biology and Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary Option), New Brunswick, NJ