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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,

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-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

Co-Principal Investigator, Pharmacokinetics and safety of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in the New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Principal Investigator, Pharmacokinetics of simbadol in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), David Guzman (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Hawkins

Principal Investigator, Chlamydial infections in birds of prey presented to rehabilitation facilities, (Principal Investigator), Wildlife Health Center

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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • 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, DOI:10.1111/vop.12413,
  • 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,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Pharmacokinetics of a single intramuscular injection of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) 2015 Sadar MJ, Hawkins MG, Byrne BA, Cartoceti AN, Keel K, Drazenovich TL, Tell LA Pharmacokinetics of a single intramuscular injection of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) Am J Vet Res,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Tracheal and colonic resection and anastomosis in a boa constrictor with T-cell lymphoma 2015 Summa NM, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Hawkins MG, Grosset C, Chen VS, Goldsmith D, Keel, MK Woolard K, Young AD, Bucy D, Steffey, MS Tracheal and colonic resection and anastomosis in a boa constrictor with T-cell lymphoma J Herpetol Med Surg,
  • Michelle G Hawkins: Diagnosis and treatment of urolithiasis in client-owned chelonians: 40 cases (1987-2012) 2015 Keller KA, Hawkins MG, Weber EP 3rd, Ruby AL, Guzman DS, Westropp JL Diagnosis and treatment of urolithiasis in client-owned chelonians: 40 cases (1987-2012) J Am Vet Med Assoc,

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.