Dr. James was born in Montreal and grew up in Ottawa. His family always had dogs and cats and after his family moved from the city to a farm in Almonte, they also raised Thoroughbred horses and Hereford beef cattle. His love for all animals and experience from working on the family farm drew him to a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. James attended the University of Guelph where he earned an undergraduate degree in Science and then his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002.
He is a general practitioner with areas of interest in ophthalmology, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and preventive care. His interests in business and the veterinary industry also led him to complete an Executive MBA from Queen’s University in 2013.
When not spending time at the hospital, Michael, along with his wife and their three children, are busy with a variety of sports and activities the Ottawa region has to offer.
They share their home with a cat named Angus, a frisky orange tabby.
- Masters Business Administration, (Executive MBA), June 2013, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), May 2002, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
- Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, May 1998, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON