Michelle Diener, DVM
Dr. Michelle Diener was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Diener enjoys traveling, fishing, camping, and going to UNC football and basketball games with her husband Steve and daughter Addison. She has a Golden Retriever named Brie, a West Highland White Terrier named Zoey, and an Amazon Parrot named Merlin.
Address / Hours
10018 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
P: (919) 847-1972
F: (919) 518-2536
Important Pet Health News from Around the Web
We have been informed that the FDA is investigating an ongoing contamination issue with jerky treats made in China. During the course of the investigation, the FDA has discovered that over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have been reported ill from eating jerky pet treats. If your are giving your pets jerky treats, please investigate where they came from. For more information, please click on the FDA's fact sheet on Jerky Pet Treats and the NBC news article below.
Identifying Periodontal Disease in Your Pet
Have you every wondered why your dog or cat may have bad breath or noticed their teeth aren’t the pearly white color they once were?
Just like how we worry about our oral health, it is also as important to worry about a pet's oral health. If you could imagine what would happen to a human's mouth after months or years with out brushing, it is similar to what is happening in your pet's mouth. A pet's tooth gets bathed with saliva and covered with plaque and bacteria. With no regular disinfection of the mouth and brushing away the plaque, the plague leads to tartar build up. Tartar build allows your pet teeth to be a great place for particular bacteria to live that are harmful to the bone and gum tissues. This process leads to periodontal disease.
Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?
There are 82 million pet cats in the United States, compared with 72 million dogs, making cats the most popular pet. Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. Armadale Animal Hospital wants to see your cat more often!
Sometimes it’s difficult to identify when your cat’s not feeling well. Cats are often “silent sufferers” who don’t show signs of illness until the disease is quite advanced. Yearly examinations for adult cats and twice yearly examinations for senior cats are important for early diagnosis of health problems. Remember, one year in the life of a human approximates 7 years in the life of a cat. Your cat is aging more rapidly than you think.
Here are some signs of illness in cats which can often be subtle but significant:
- Inappropriate urination or defecation
- Changes in social interaction
- Changes in activity
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Changes in food and water consumption
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Changes in grooming
- Bad breath
Armadale Animal Hospital encourages all cat owners to schedule a wellness examination so that we can address your cat’s disease risk and prevention.
Cat Wellness Special Offer
Get $20 towards your Cat's Wellness Combo Package (includes exam and wellness bloodwork)! Just click image below to download gift certificate.
Additional Information for Cat Owners
Archived Pet Health Articles
- Pet Nutrition — Pet Food and Feeding Tips
- Identifying Periodontal Disease in Your Pet
- Is Your Pet Allergic to YOU?
- Our New Parasite Prevention Protocol
- Indoor Cats Are NOT Disease Free
- Understanding Preventive Medicine for Pets
- For Dogs & Cats, Why Good Behavior Is So Important
- Does Your Pet Suffer from Degenerative Joint Disease
- The Importance of Senior Wellness Exams for Aging Pets
- Lyme Disease — Everything You Need To Know
Armadale Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Lisa Milano, Head Receptionist
Spouse: Keith Webber
Furry Family: Three dogs (Pogo Quatro, Shea, and Cecil), three cats (Finley, Bam-Bam and Pebbles, Tabbies), and two birds
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, going to movies and concerts
Hometown: Queens, New York
Trivia: I love 80's music!
Anne Jones, Receptionist
Family: Husband, Craig, along with son, Sean and daughter, Katelyn. Two Weddings in 2017 officially adding Carol and Chris to the crew!
Furry Family: Two cats, Rooney (gray Tabby) & Meg (calico); dog, Ember (mixed breed)… and grand puppy, Huckleberry (Dachshund)
Interests: Family, traveling, hiking, reading, photography, crafts/DIY, baking, and obviously animals!
Hometown: Valley Village, CA (Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley)
Trivia: Writing backwards (mirror writing) is something that comes naturally to Anne.
Joseph Kinnarney, Veterinary Care Technician
Family: Wife, Sarah Kinnarney, and sons, Joseph Leander Kinnarney (Leo) and Julius Raphael Kinnarney
Furry Family: One cat Gideon, but I love giant dogs!
Interests: Ultimate frisbee, video and board games, running, swimming
Hometown: Reidsville, NC
Trivia: Ranked as high as 18th in the world in Warcraft 2 in middle school. In other news also a giant nerd.
Rachel Nie, Veterinary Care Technician
Furry Family: Rosco and Dani (Pitt Bulls), Boomer (Chihuahua), Panda (mixed dog), Mikey Jordan and Wilbur (cats)
Interests: Spending time with friends and family, relaxing, and going out to eat
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Trivia: I'm a huge NC State fan! Go Wolfpack!
Jonathan Pearce, Veterinary Care Technician
Family: Wife Crystal, Son Brayden
Furry Family: Gage (Rottweiler), and three cats, Oscar, Allie, and Stanley Alberto
Interests: Photography, cars, soccer, basketball, movies, music, and anything active
Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
Trivia: Can play a mean kazoo!
Katie Bradley, Veterinary Care Technician
Family: Husband, Billy J. and sons Billy F., 8-year-old son and Benjamin, 2-year-old son
Furry Family: Ozzie, Boston Terrier 10-years old; Louis, Boxer 10-years old; Joey 15-year old Off the Track Thoroughbred
Interests: Horseback riding, eventing and hunter/jumpers. She enjoys cooking and baking as well.
Hometown: Katie was born in St Louis, MO but moved to Raleigh as a small child.
Trivia: Cervical cancer survivor
Dana Jo Outlaw, Veterinary Care Technician
Furry Family: Vega (male tuxedo cat)
Interests: Writing, reading, video games, various artistic pursuits, spending time with friends and family.
Hometown: Ahoskie, NC
Trivia: Adores coffee. Loves thrift shopping.
Courtney Mathena, Veterinary Care Technician
Furry Family: Sandy (chihuahua/poodle/dachshund mix)
Interests: Traveling; singing (all music), gardening; anywhere there’s water — pool, beach, lake; kayaking; fishing; cooking, including grilling outside; family time; movies; biking; running; board games; Call of Duty
Hometown: Centralia, Illinios
Trivia: I love to write! Especially poetry. Oh and my dog normally goes everywhere with me, few exceptions.
Ashleigh Maxey, Veterinary Care Technician
Furry Family: Soon to come. Will most likely consist of at least one cat named Xenon
Interests: Spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, movies, crafts
Hometown: Waxhaw, NC
Trivia: In college, I worked extensively with waterfowl at a rescue facility.
Lacey Overbaugh, Veterinary Care Technician
Family: Lacey and her son, Emery
Furry Family: Shyla (shar-pei mix), Talim (Grey Domestic Longhair), and Crookshanks (Orange Tabby)
Interests: Dogs and cats (of course), hiking, cooking, history (the older the better usually), and many more
Trivia: She won a vacation trip to Disney World when she was 10 years old. It was her first time going!