Remembering Greg Michel

On January 8th the WTA staff attended the funeral for our dear friend and colleague Greg Michel. Greg passed away unexpectedly over the New Year’s weekend. He had been battling some health issues and was attempting to manage them with the care of his doctors. Unfortunately, he lost the battle. This terrible loss of a good, kind and generous man left us saddened and numb. Greg was an important member of our WTA family, a devout Catholic who cherished his family, loved to farm, and adored his brother’s dog, Lucky. He truly enjoyed working with veterinarians and their staff, and he is greatly missed by all of us here at WTA.

Slide About Greg Michel MBA, CVA, and Financial Analyst.
Growing up on a farm near Lake Erie helped me develop a love of the outdoors and animals from a young age. I also had an interest in small business and economics early in life. As I got older, and to this day, I’m intrigued by the relationship of global markets, interest rates, the stock market, economic indicators, and creating value in a small business.
My work as a valuation analyst and veterinary practice consultant gives me the opportunity to assist our clients with their transitions. Determining the value of a veterinary practice and helping the owner identify steps to improve the value is a great puzzle that I enjoy solving.
I’ve worked in an office for years, and no longer take for granted the beauty and fun of the outdoors. I enjoy helping on the farm, watching the crops grow, and taking my brother’s springer spaniel, Lucky, for walks.
Pets: Lucky (his brother’s springer spaniel whom he steals from time to time)
Favorite quote: The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done to you.”

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full, I savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

-Janice M. Fair-Salters