Paula Rode, DVM (Vice Chair)

Dr. Paula Rode 2024

Dr. Rode received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to start her own practice, Chelsea Animal Hospital. When asked about what she believes to be her most notable achievements, Dr. Rode said, “I am most proud of three things: my incredible, loyal, and dedicated staff, many of which have been with me for over a decade; my clients (some of whom) have been with me for the nearly 30 years I have been in practice, along with their children and sometimes grandchildren; and the talented mentees I have helped guide into this amazing profession.” In addition to her work with Chelsea Animal Hospital and the AVMA Board of Trustees, Dr. Rode has served locally on her hospital board, Rotary Club, and the Education Foundation and Downtown Development Authority.