New Veterinary Advisor

27 February 2024

Picture of Michelle with a horse

Welcome to our new Veterinary Advisor, Michelle Logan. 

Michelle (MA VetMB, CertAVP(ESST), FANZCVS(Equine Medicine), FHEA) has had many years’ experience working in mixed animal veterinary practice, and is a registered specialist in equine medicine. Originally from the UK, she worked at a practice in Wales after graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1999. She then worked in the Farm Animal Department at the University of Cambridge and had a stint as a rousie in Australia before making the move to New Zealand. Once here, she worked in Gisborne, Invercargill and Northern Southland for several years. 

Michelle is passionate about horses and, in 2008, secured an equine medicine residency at Massey University in Palmerston North. She then became a registered specialist and moved to Otago where she and her family are based. While leasing a sheep and beef farm and working as a veterinarian in Gore, an accident with a horse led to Michelle teaching veterinary technicians, delivering remote and in-person CPD sessions, and teaching remotely for Massey University while she recovered. It was during this time that she also gained a teaching qualification. Michelle also enjoys writing articles for NZ Horse and Pony Magazine

“When I saw the Vet Council advertise the Veterinary Advisor role I thought it was a great opportunity to play a part in the future of the veterinary profession and how it works through existing challenges. The role adds another viewpoint to the support veterinarians can receive from the Council and I can draw upon my clinical and teaching experience to provide advice on all sorts of issues,” Michelle says.

Her role will involve being a key contact for veterinarians to provide them with advice and support on veterinary issues and professional standards.

“Veterinarians can contact the Vet Council about a broad range of topics and trust they are getting the right advice or pointed to the relevant section of the Code of Conduct. We can talk to them about how the Code can be applied in a practical sense or find out more information from the right people or organisations in answer to other queries.”