Michael Lavigne III is an American Veterinarian and a reality TV actor. For Lavigne performing treatment and surgery on animals is part of what he does at the Hospital. His clinic routines include all aspects of general treatment practice to soft tissue surgery and emergency medical care. The versatility he achieved is down to the over ten years of experience in the field and beforehand practice during veterinary studies.
Dr. Lavigne currently operates a full-service hospital and animal shelter named Cy-Fair Animal Hospital in Cypress, Texas. His fellow professionals and friends Diarra Blue and Aubrey Ross partners with him in business. The trio forms an effective team with their combined experience of over 27 years helps them to successfully operate on extensive cases on the household as well as exotic animals. They also take on house calls for treating large animals.
The three also forms the cast of reality TV show “The Vet Life.” The show chronicles their juggling act running the full-service hospital and animal shelter while managing family lives filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets, and friends.
Read below as we unveil major details on Dr. Micheal Lavigne biography like his age, married life, family, net worth, and facts.
Date of birth
November 14, 1974
Place of birth
San Francisco, California, US
About 5’ 8’’ (172 cm)
About 168 lbs (72 kg)
Two (a son and a daughter)
Xavier University in Louisiana (Major Biology), Tuskegee University in Alabama (Veterinary Medicine)
Entrepreneur, veterinarian, and TV star
First job location
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Animal soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine
Cy-Fair Animal Hospital in Houston, Texas, US
Co-founders of the clinic
Dr Aubrey Ross and Dr Diarra Blu
The Vet Life on Animal Planet in 2016
Other TV appearance
The Steve Harvey Show in 2017
Awards and nominations
Dr. Micheal Lavigne Married life, wife, children
Dr. Lavigne is blissfully married to Anne who indeed was his girlfriend. The couple attended the same college even had class together. Although Dr. Lavigne and Anne knew each other, they did not talk much at the beginning. As Dr. Lavigne puts, his first car 1984 Ford Bronco played a big part in the couple getting along. Dr. Lavigne had himself locked out of the car with the key in the ignition. As he had no way of getting inside, he fished the keys out with a branch of a small tree. Meanwhile, Anne was passing by and had noticed his effort, and she was impressed. It became the pushover for their relationship.
The young couple dated each other before they decided to get married. The date of marriage is not known, but in an interview, Dr. Blue mentioned about Lavigne having a family while in vet school (Tuskegee University) we are pretty sure he was married to Anne back then.
Dr. Lavigne and his wife, Anne lead a blissful married life, so far they have two children a son and a daughter. The couple with their children lives in Huston where Dr. Lavigne is engaged in his Veterinarian profession and runs an animal health clinic with his business partners. The couple also raises two pet dogs, a Schnauzer mix dog named Woody and a French Bulldog named Yama.
Dr. Micheal Lavigne Early life and Education
Dr. Lavigne was born on November 14, 1974, in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Michael Sr.. He grew up in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended a local school. His father would give him a ride every morning on his way to work. Dr. Lavigne was fond of animals from a young age and enjoyed spending time with his pets. He also had a curiosity for science and biology and liked to learn new things.
After completing his high school education, Dr. Lavigne enrolled at Xavier University in Louisiana, where he majored in biology. He was not sure what he wanted to be at first, but he soon discovered his passion for animal health. He decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and applied to Tuskegee University in Alabama, one of the most prestigious institutions for veterinary education in the country.
Dr. Lavigne was accepted into Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he met his future friends, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Diarra Blue. The three of them formed a strong bond and shared a common vision of providing quality care for animals of all kinds. They graduated with their degrees in veterinary medicine in 2007 and embarked on their professional journeys.
Dr. Lavigne moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a veterinarian for several years. He gained valuable experience and skills in animal soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine.
In 2015, Dr. Lavigne reunited with his friends Dr. Ross and Dr. Blue and decided to open their own animal clinic in Houston, Texas. They named it Cy-Fair Animal Hospital and started offering a range of services for pets and exotic animals. They also became the stars of The Vet Life, a show that documents their daily challenges and successes as veterinarians.
Dr. Micheal Lavigne Net Worth
Dr. Michael Lavigne earns his income from his profession as a veterinarian and his animal hospital business. He also earned from his appearance on the popular show The Vet Life. According to various sources, Dr. Michael Lavigne’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000 as of 2023.