Lee Schrader, DVM, DACVIM 

Dr. Lee Schrader graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1980. She is a retired board-certified internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Fayette Regional Humane Society in Washington Courthouse, Ohio.  In the 10 years that she has been in that position, the number of animals adopted through the Society has risen by 500% and the live release rate has increased to 97.5%.

Dr. Schrader is also deeply interested in farm animal welfare. She has reviewed undercover videos for several animal protection organizations and has participated in campaigns to help eliminate some of the most egregious farming practices.

Dr. Schrader and her husband have 5 cats (two of whom were foster failures). In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Michelle Gonzalez, DVM, MS 

Dr. Michelle Gonzalez was born and raised in Puerto Rico and obtained a B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University (1995), a DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1999), and a Certificate of Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care from the University of Missouri (2000). She later completed an M.S. in Veterinary Forensics (2017) and in Forensic Science (2022) from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Forensic Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University (2020). She is currently pursuing a Master of Studies in Law at Lewis & Clark University with a focus on Animal Law.

Dr. Gonzalez is the founder and Medical Director of the Rascal Unit, a mobile veterinary practice providing affordable and accessible care for animals in Ohio. She is also the director of Rascal Charities, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides sterilization, wellness, and medical care to individuals in need of financial assistance and community cat/TNR efforts. Dr. G assists in the investigation and prosecution of animal cruelty and neglect cases with both local and national humane organizations. She has been involved with several organizations as a consultant and board member and aims to use her experience and education to help improve the quality of life of both animals and humans. Her primary focus is access to care, the human-animal bond, and student education. In her spare time, Dr. Gonzalez hosts a podcast, The Animal Welfare Junction, which promotes animal welfare efforts and veterinary forensic cases.

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