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Michelle G Hawkins- BS, VMD
Associate 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,

Licenses

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

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Inclusion body disease of Boid Snakes, (Principal Investigator), Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Co-Investigator, Seroprevalence of West Nile virus in California owls, Fiorello C (Principal Investigator), Sacramento Zoo Conservation Small Grant Fund

Co-Principal Investigator, Equipment purchase/replacement program Hallowell workstation, Paul-Murphy J (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Detection of Chlamydia psittaci in free-ranging populations of Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) in Northern California, (Principal Investigator), American Association of Zoological Veterinarians

Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the effect of a single administration of 4.7 mg deslorelin acetate implant on egg laying in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus), David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Christopher MM, Hawkins MG, Burton AG Poikilocytosis in rabbits: Prevalence, type, and association with disease PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2014 Grosset C, Bellier S, Lagrange I, Moreau S, Hedley J, Hawkins MG, Reyes-Gomez E Cutaneous botryomycosis in a Campbell's Russian dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) J Exotic Pet Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Hawkins MG Advances in exotic mammal clinical therapeutics J Exot Pet Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Grosset C, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Keating MK, Gaffney P, Lowenstine L, Zwingenberger A, Young AC, Vernau KM, Hawkins MG Central vestibular disease in a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) with cerebral infarction and hemorrhage J Avian Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2014 Mete A, Stephenson N, Rogers K, Hawkins MG, Sadar M, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Bell DA, Smallwood KS, Wells A, Shipman J, Foley J Knemidocoptic mange in wild golden eagles, California, USA Emerg Infect Dis,
  • Link Icon 2014 Zehnder AM, Hawkins MG, Koski MA, Lifland B, Byrne BA, Swanson A, Rood MM, Gee JE, Elrod MG, Beesley CA, Blaney D, Ventura J, Hoffmaster AR, Beeler E Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates in 2 Pet Iguanas, California, USA Emerg Infect Dis,
  • Link Icon 2013 Snook TS, White SD, Tell LA, Hawkins MG, Wilson LS, Outerbridge CA, Ihrke PJ Skin diseases in pet rabbits: a retrospective study of 334 cases seen at the University of California at Davis, USA (1984-2004). Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hausmann JC, Hollingsworth SR, Hawkins MG, Kass PH, Maggs DJ Distribution and outcome of ocular lesions in snakes examined at a veterinary teaching hospital: 67 cases (1985–2010) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Bercier M, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Stockman J, Zwingenberger A, Vapniarsky N, Lowenstine L, Hawkins MG Salivary gland adenocarcinoma in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi) J Exotic Pet Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Petritz OA, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J, Fecteau K, Mete A, Kass PH, Hawkins MG Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of single administration of 4.7 mg deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma sex hormones in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Paul-Murphy J, Hawkins MG: Bird-specific considerations: recognizing pain in pet birds, Gaynor JS, Muir WW, (ed), Veterinary Pain Management, St Louis. 536-54.

2014 Hawkins MG, Zehnder AM, Pascoe PJ: Avian anesthesia and analgesia, West G, Heard D, Caulkett N, (ed), Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Ames. 399-434.

2014 Zehnder AM, Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ: Avian anatomy and physiology, West G, Heard D, Caulkett N, (ed), Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Ames. 391-8.

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.