Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2013
This description of Michelle Lem's work was prepared when Michelle Lem was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Leveraging the connections between people and their pets, Michelle Lem is bridging the gap between marginalized populations and critical support services by offering free veterinary care, leading to free person care. Michelle is also engaging veterinarians as community health workers, redefining their roles as engaged citizens rather than just animal doctors.
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