Dr. Michael Ford is a veterinarian and the owner of Galena Veterinary Hospital with his wife Wendi.
As an Air Force brat, Dr. Ford lived in many places as a child. His extended family lived in western Kansas and so most of the Air Force stays were in the Midwest. As he grew up in the various places, he was always interested in biology and how living things functioned, differences between species and the great variety of animals on earth. He graduated high school in Kansas near Wichita. He went to the University of Kansas and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Biology. He then went on to Kansas State University, where he graduated from the veterinary program in 1996.
Soon after graduation, he moved to Reno to start his career. He started with a practice in Sparks and briefly moved to California. The people of the Truckee Meadows called him back to this relatively new hospital in the south Reno area of the Double Diamond Development. He has been with Galena Veterinary Hospital since July 2001. In December of 2003, he purchased the hospital. His interest as a practitioner is maintenance of the health of your pet so that he/she can be an integral part of the family for many happy years. He is also interested in the community aspect of pets. Because of this, he is the veterinarian that provides veterinary care for Feline Rescue of Northern Nevada and has provided vaccination clinics for the homeless pet population.
Dr. Ford’s family consists of his wife, Wendi and their two children, Thomas and Taylor. The rest of the family consists of a dog and two cats. All of the animals were rescued or adopted after being seen at a veterinary facility where one of the Fords worked. Some of his other time commitments and interests include reading, gardening, cheering for Jayhawk sports teams and being a part of his church. He is highly admired for his compassion, patience and his ability to communicate with the animals here at GVH!