Pamela Graves, DVM
HSVMA MICHIGAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Pamela Graves

Dr. Pamela Graves graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 1996 and continued at MSU to earn her DVM. After almost 15 years as a part-owner in a mixed-animal private practice in rural Northern Michigan, she thought it was time for a change. She currently works in Harper Woods, Mich. at Animal Urgent and Critical Care – an emergency clinic that offers after-hours emergency services to Harper Woods, the Grosse Pointes, and Detroit and its surrounding areas. This work has highlighted for her the amount of animal neglect that exists in major urban areas and the great needs that exist there for public education about animal care.

On her weeks off, Dr. Graves offers integrative veterinary medicine services including acupuncture, chiropractic and rehabilitation, throughout Northern Michigan.

She is currently on the board of the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition and is a member of the AVMA, Michigan VMA, American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

In her free time, Dr. Graves is working on a Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensics through the University of Florida and caring for her menagerie of rescued animals.

She would like to see Michigan become a state where veterinarians are mandated to report animal abuse and to cross-train law enforcement, social workers and animal control officers about the links between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.