Dr. Michel Selmer attended Long Island University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Following his undergraduate studies, he was admitted to Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following his Traditional Veterinary studies, he studied at the Chi Institute where he graduated with the top honor of being a Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner (CTCVMP). As a CTCVMP, Dr. Selmer also holds certifications in Veterinary Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na. After practicing as an associate veterinarian at an animal hospital on Long Island, Dr. Selmer opened Advanced Animal Care Center. Known as “The Caring Vet,” Selmer is a published author and consults with other veterinarians as well as pet parents around the globe. In June 2020, Dr. Selmer joined the team at East End Veterinary Center to lead their Integrative Medicine department.
Emphasizing Holistic or Integrative Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Selmer focuses on the examination and diagnosis of an animal, considering all aspects of the animal’s life and employing all of his senses, as well as the combination of conventional and alternative (or complementary) modalities of treatment. When Dr. Selmer sees a pet, besides giving it a comprehensive physical examination, he wants to find out all about its behaviors, distant medical and dietary history, and its environment including diet, emotional stresses, and other factors. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Selmer is interested in genetics, nutrition, family relationships, hygiene, and stress factors.
Dr. Selmer is an accredited member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and a former vice-president of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Selmer taught full time as an Associate Professor in the Veterinary Science program at Suffolk Community College where he taught Comparative Anatomy, Comparative Physiology, Radiology, Imaging, Cardiology, Surgical Nursing, and Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Pathology until 2016. The passion Dr. Selmer has for his profession, and his love for all animals, has attributed to the high quality medicine that he practices. In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded Long Island’s Best Veterinarian by The Long Island Press. He was also cited as one of America’s top veterinarians by Consumer’s Research Council of America for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.