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    Michelle G Hawkins- BS, VMD
    Professor
    Medicine & Epidemiology

    1009 VetMed 3B
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 1393
    mghawkins@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Anesthesia, analgesia and critical patient care of companion exotic animals; Emphasis on the mechanisms of pain and pain management in birds, reptiles, and small exotic mammals

    Specialty Focus

    Companion Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine, Wildlife Medicine

    Education

    1993 BS , Georgia State University, Atlanta,
    1997 VMD , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,

    Honors and Awards

    2014-2015 Finalist, 2015 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year
    2014 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award (with the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians)
    2014 Certificate of Appreciation-Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians Research Committee
    2014 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Drs. Cheryl Greenacre (President) and Kenneth Welle (President-Elect)
    2013 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Drs. Sharman Hoppes (President) and Cheryl Greenacre (President-Elect)
    2012 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Drs. James Harris (President) and Sharman Hoppes (President-Elect)
    2011 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Heather Barron (President), James Harris (President-Elect)
    2010 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Laurie Hess (President), Heather Barron (President-Elect)
    2009 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Laurie Hess (President), Heather Barron (President-Elect)

    Licenses

    Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice)
    Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), recertification

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Avian keratin disorder transmission in black-capped chickadees, (Principal Investigator), US Geological Survey

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Michelle G Hawkins: Companion hamsters with dermatological lesions; a retrospective study of 102 cases at two university veterinary teaching hospitals (1985–2018) 2019 White S, Bourdeau P, Brément T, Bruet V, Gimenez-Acosta C, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J, Hawkins MG Companion hamsters with dermatological lesions; a retrospective study of 102 cases at two university veterinary teaching hospitals (1985–2018) J Vet Derm,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Open Reduction and Stabilization of a Luxated Coxofemoral Joint in a Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Using a Toggle-Pin Fixation 2019 Marinkovich M, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Hawkins MG, Gleeson M, Chou P-Y Open Reduction and Stabilization of a Luxated Coxofemoral Joint in a Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Using a Toggle-Pin Fixation J Exotic Pet Medicine,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the pelvic limb in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi) 2019 Reimnitz L, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, D, LaDoucer E, Stevens S, Summa N, Gardhouse S, Kol A, Brust K, Hawkins MG Peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the pelvic limb in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi) J Exotic Pet Medicine,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: A comparison of the pharmacokinetics of intravenous fentanyl in isoflurane-anesthetized red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) 2018 Pascoe PJ, Pypendop BH, Pavez JC, Knych HK, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Hawkins MG A comparison of the pharmacokinetics of intravenous fentanyl in isoflurane-anesthetized red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) Am J Vet Res,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: The effect of three targeted fentanyl plasma concentrations on the minimum alveolar concentration of isoflurane in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) 2018 Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ, DiMaio Knych HK, Drazenovich TL, Kass PH, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D The effect of three targeted fentanyl plasma concentrations on the minimum alveolar concentration of isoflurane in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) Am J Vet Res,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Snake spectacle vessel permeability to NaFl 2018 Bellhorn R, Strom A, Motta MA, Doval J, Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J Snake spectacle vessel permeability to NaFl Vet Ophthalmol doi: 10.1111/vop.12483 ,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Pharmacokinetics of a concentrated buprenorphine formulation in Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) 2018 Gleeson MD, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Knych HK, Kass PH, Drazenovich TL, Hawkins MG Pharmacokinetics of a concentrated buprenorphine formulation in Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) Am J Vet Res,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Survival, Outcomes and Treatment for Cutaneous and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in
Avian Species: 87 cases (1998-2014) 2018 Zehnder A, Swift L, Sundaram A, Speer B, Olsen G, Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J Survival, Outcomes and Treatment for Cutaneous and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Avian Species: 87 cases (1998-2014) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Atypical Chlamydiaceae in wild populations of hawks (Buteo spp.) in California 2018 Luján-Vega C, Ritchie B, Johnson CK, Briggs C, Vennum C, Bloom PH, Hull JM, Cray C, Pesti D, Johnson L, Ciembor P, Hawkins MG Atypical Chlamydiaceae in wild populations of hawks (Buteo spp.) in California J Zoo Wildlife Med,
    • Michelle G Hawkins: Pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur crystalline free acid in Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) after single intramuscular administration 2018 Sadar MJ, Hawkins MG, Taylor IT, Byrne BA, Tell LA Pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur crystalline free acid in Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) after single intramuscular administration J Zoo Wildlife Med,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2016 Migallon-Guzman D, Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J: Chapter 7: Anesthesia and analgesia, Samour J, (ed), Avian Medicine, 3rd Edition, St Louis. 192-202.

    2015 Carpenter J, Hawkins MG, Barron H: Appendix 1: Table of common drugs and approximate doses, Speer BL, (ed), Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, St Louis. 795-824.

    2015 Hawkins MG, Migallon-Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J: Chapter 20: Recognition, assessment and management of pain in birds, Speer BL, (ed), Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, St Louis. 616-30.

    2014 Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ: Analgesia em pequenos mamíferos exóticos (Analgesia and management of small mammals), Cubas ZS, Silva JCR, Catão-Dias JL, (ed), Tratado de Animais Selvalgens: Medicina Veterinária- 2ª Edição (Portuguese), Sao Paolo, Brazil. 1818-25.

    2014 Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J: Analgesia em Aves (Analgesia of birds), Cubas ZS, Silva JCR, Catão-Dias JL, (ed), Tratado de Animais Selvalgens: Medicina Veterinária- 2ª Edição (Portuguese), Sao Paolo, Brazil. 1806-17.