Dr Michelle Trappler attended veterinary school at University of Pennsylvaniaand graduated in 2008. She completed a rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida, followed by a surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr Trappler completed a 3-year surgical residency at VSEC. While at VSEC, Dr Trappler developed a special interest in wound management and vacuum-assisted wound closure. During that time, she also began regularly working with Dr Sherman Canapp of the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) on arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine cases. Dr. Trappler achieved board certification in small animal surgery in 2014. Following her residency, she completed a 1-year sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at VOSM, refining her arthroscopy skills and working with various regenerative medicine therapies for orthopedic disease. She is now the new head of surgical services at the Hospital Veterinario San Fransciso de Asis in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. During her free time, Dr Trappler enjoys baking, cooking, photography and travel.