Author: Pat Batcheller

Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.

Batcheller joined WDET in 2007 after nine years at WWJ, where he was a news editor, producer and reporter. He started his broadcasting career in 1989 and has lived and worked in Michigan his entire life. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He has won multiple awards for excellence from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is an amateur musician, playing percussion in the Downriver Community Band.

Pandemic Puts Strain on Pet Care Providers

Reporter's note: This story is dedicated to my beloved Louie, who died unexpectedly after a brief illness in July. Rest in peace, little buddy. — PB Unless your pet is sick or injured, it could be weeks before you can make an appointment with your veterinarian. Vets were unable to provide routine care during Michigan’s stay-at-home..