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Michelle G Hawkins- BS, VMD
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

2213 Tupper Hall
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: Experimental reptarenavirus infection of boa constrictors and ball pythons 2017 Stenglein M, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Garcia V, Layton M, Hoon-Hanks L, Boback S, Keel MK, Drazenovich TD, Hawkins MG, DeRisi J Experimental reptarenavirus infection of boa constrictors and ball pythons J Virol doi:10.1128/JVI.00451-17,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Snake spectacle vessel permeability to NaFl 2017 Strom A, Bellhorn R, Motta MA, Doval J, Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J Snake spectacle vessel permeability to NaFl Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Evaluation of the effects of a 4.7-mg deslorelin acetate implant on egg laying in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) 2017 Summa NM, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Wils-Plotz E, Riedl EL, Riedl NE, Kass PH, Hawkins MG Evaluation of the effects of a 4.7-mg deslorelin acetate implant on egg laying in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) Am J Vet Res,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Presumptive keratoglobus in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) 2016 Lau R, Moresco A, Wood S, Reilly, C, Hawkins MG, Murphy C, Hollingsworth S, Hacker D, Freeman, K. Presumptive keratoglobus in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Description of the prevalence, histologic characteristics, concomitant abnormalities, and outcomes of mammary gland tumors in companion rats (Rattus norvegicus): 100 cases (1990-2015) 2016 Vergneau-Grosset C, Keel MK, Goldsmith D, Kass PH, Paul-Murphy J, Hawkins MG Description of the prevalence, histologic characteristics, concomitant abnormalities, and outcomes of mammary gland tumors in companion rats (Rattus norvegicus): 100 cases (1990-2015) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Skin diseases in companion guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): a retrospective study of 293 cases seen at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California at Davis (1990-2015) 2016 White SD, Guzman DS, Paul-Murphy J, Hawkins MG Skin diseases in companion guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): a retrospective study of 293 cases seen at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California at Davis (1990-2015) Vet Dermatol,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Bilateral aural adenocarcinoma in a Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) 2016 Houck EL, Keller KA, Hawkins MG, Burton AG, Casey KM, Keel K, Tong N, Guzman DS Bilateral aural adenocarcinoma in a Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) J Avian Med Surg,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Evaluating postoperative parameters in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus) following routine orchiectomy 2016 Gleeson M, Hawkins MG, Howerton C, Kass PH, Lee Y Evaluating postoperative parameters in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus) following routine orchiectomy J Exotic Pet Med,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): Diagnosis, treatment, and pathology 2015 Sinclair KM, Hawkins MG, Wright L, Chin RP, Owens SD, Guzman DS, Kent MS, BVSc HL Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): Diagnosis, treatment, and pathology J Avian Med Surg,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Comparison of two 4.7mg to one 9.4mg deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma progesterone concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) 2015 Petritz OA, Guzman DS, Hawkins MG, Kass PH, Conley AJ, Paul-Murphy J Comparison of two 4.7mg to one 9.4mg deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma progesterone concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) 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.