Dr. Michelle Godiwala graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working for a number of years in Human Resources, including a two year international assignment in Paris, France, she returned to school at Tufts University and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical degree. She completed her first year of veterinary school at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and then moved with her husband, a New Orleans native, to Louisiana where she completed her degree at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Godiwala then completed a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Southeast Veterinary Specialists in New Orleans before moving around the Northeast for her husband’s medical training in pediatric critical care. Dr. Godiwala worked for three years in Connecticut with the Connecticut Valley Veterinary Associates at small animal practices in both Middletown and Essex. She then worked for three years at Dupont Veterinary Clinic in Washington D.C. Dr. Godiwala and her husband moved back to New Orleans in 2016. She has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Children’s Hospital critical care physician Dr. Nihal Godiwala, and their two sons, Cooper and Benson, and their cat, Penny.