It is with deep and sad regret that we have learned of Dr. Michelle LeBlanc's passing. She was well known and respected in the veterinary and equine reproduction community and indeed, spearheaded some well known research. She will be sadly missed. Our condolences to her friends, family and all that had the honor of knowing her through the years! Godspeed to her...
Such a sad day. She left quite a mark on the UF vet school, and the veterinary community as a whole. She is at peace after a long battle, and I would like to think that she has been reunited with her husband, who passed away from cancer 2.5 years ago.
Godspeed, Dr. LeBlanc.
The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art if riding it, and every horseman must make it his principal study.
~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere
Michelle lived with me for about a year when she first moved to Lexington. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I'm a better person for knowing Michelle. She will be greatly missed. I'm so happy Rood & Riddle renamed their reproduction center the Leblanc Reproduction Center.
So sad, my sympathies to her family. I had the great fortune to meet her when she helped with some difficult TB mares at the farm I managed. She sat down with me and truly TAUGHT me for an hour, aside from the work. I learned more from her in 10 minutes than in years from other vets. Dr LeBlanc was outstanding in her field, and so generous with her knowledge, as well as a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
? Albert Einstein