Michelle Diener, DVM

Michelle Diener, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Educations & Trainings

Bachelor of Science in Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2000

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, North Carolina State University, 2006

Dr. Michelle Diener

I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I obtained by BS degree in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000 and my DVM degree at NCSU in 2006. I have been working in a small animal hospital for the past 15+ years. I specialize in dogs and cats and enjoy dermatology and surgery.

I have two dogs, an Amazon parrot, and several fish. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my family and surf-fishing.

Recent Articles

Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy.  The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States, based on registration statistics obtained by the American Kennel Club. This breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1917 and originated in Newfoundland. Labradors are medium- to large-breed sporting dogs and weigh 55-80 pounds on average, with...
8 Types of Ticks on Dogs
8 Types of Ticks on Dogs
There are several species of ticks that feed on dogs and new species still being discovered. If you find a tick on your dog, it is important to identify it to learn the most common diseases that this species may transmit and what symptoms your dog may display if a disease is transmitted. This article will cover the most common species of ticks that affect dogs and the types of diseases they can...
How to Check a Dog for Ticks
How to Check a Dog for Ticks
Ticks are eight-legged external parasites that feed by sucking blood from animals, including dogs. They can carry many types of disease and transmit these diseases within hours of biting and attaching to a dog. This article will discuss why checking your dog for ticks is important, how to look for them, and how to remove them properly to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Why Should I Check...
Lung Fungal Infections in Cats
Lung Fungal Infections in Cats
What Is a Lung Fungal Infection in Cats?Fungus includes any of a group of organisms that produce spores and feed on organic matter, including molds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools. When spores of a fungal organism invade the lungs, a pulmonary infection can develop. Cats become infected by breathing in spores floating in the air. The spores typically enter through the nose and make their way to...
Cryptococcosis in Cats
Cryptococcosis in Cats
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy.  What is Cryptococcosis in Cats?Cryptococcosis is a type of fungal infection that occurs when a cat inhales spores from a type of fungus that grows in organic material such as soil, decaying wood, or bird guano (especially droppings from pigeons). Spores also can enter the skin through an open wound. This infection is...
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy.  Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States for good reason. They are intelligent, loyal, easy to train, and very affectionate. They make wonderful family dogs because they are great with young children and other dogs. Golden Retrievers are medium-sized sporting dogs that weigh on...