Michele Drake, DVM, CVA

Dr. Michele Drake, DVM, CVA

Practice Owner

Dr. Michele Drake received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1989. She later became certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1996.
In 1992, Dr. Drake purchased Westlake Veterinary Clinic and later San Dieguito Veterinary Hospital. These practices merged to form The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in 1998.
Dr. Drake’s personal dedication to community service is strongly reflected in her veterinary practice. Under her leadership, The Drake Center has focused on strengthening the human-animal bond alongside local non-profit organizations such as Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Good Dog! Autism Companions and the FACE Foundation.
Dr. Drake has been a longtime member of the board of directors at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA in Encinitas and has also acted as an advisor for several professional associations, including the American Animal Hospital Association and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

In addition, she has worked as a speaker and consultant for veterinary pharmaceutical companies and practice groups across the country.

Dr. Drake is the mother of two boys. She also has three dogs, Lyle, Wilbur and Olive, two cats, Max and Ruby, and two rats, Cracker and Bucky.

She is very active in tennis, mountain biking and skiing with her family. 


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