Dr. Michelle Looney
Dr. Looney, formerly Michelle (Missy) Joseph, grew up just a couple of miles away from Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital. As a matter of fact, Dr. Perry, the original owner of Pittsfield Vet actually took care of her family pets! After graduating from New Lebanon High School, Dr. Looney received her undergraduate degrees from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. From there she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where she immensely enjoyed the warm weather and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains while receiving her education at The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.
After veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ, a busy emergency referral practice just outside of NYC. Dr. Looney initially settled north of Boston working in a rapidly growing emergency referral practice where she met her husband Jim and started a family. After ten years of practice in that area, in 2005, she moved back home to the berkshires. She and her husband have three beautiful children, and many pets, including Sasha the black labrador, Smudge the chihuahua/pekingese mix, Maggie the cat, Chubby and Sky the parakeets and Iggy and Fang the rats.
The Looney family enjoys hiking, live theater, reading, and spending time in Cape Cod with Jim’s family. Dr. Looney is passionate about her profession and enjoys both her patients and as well as their owners. She takes care of dogs, cats and exotic animals, and has a love of surgery as well as ultrasound and echocardiography.