Dr. Michael Kearley graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. He graduated with a certificate in shelter medicine as he has a fondness for unwanted and neglected pets, and strives to give a voice to the voiceless as he advocates for support of local shelters and humane organizations. He is originally from Temple Terrace where he attended Florida College and later transferred to the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies. Prior to veterinary school, he worked in animal hospitals as a veterinary technician and later as a surgical technician. His veterinary interests include preventive care with an emphasis on client education, clinical pathology, and anesthesia, and he is Fear Free Certified. He now resides in Land O Lakes with his wife, Irene. They are joined by three sons and three fish. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, and visiting theme parks with his family and friends.