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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

Education

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

Licenses

Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice)

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of deslorelin acetate implants in Japanese quail, Joanne Paul-Murphy (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Effects of Fentanyl Constant Rate Infusion in Hispaniolan Amazon Parrots, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Zehnder AM, Hawkins MG, Trestrail EA, Holt RW, Kent MS Calculation of body surface area via computed tomography-guided modeling in domestic rabbits (oryctolagus cuniculus) Amer J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2012 Heinze CL, Hawkins MG, Gillies L, Wu X, German J, Walzem R, Klasing K Effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on red blood cell lipid composition and plasma metabolites in the cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus J Anim Sci,
  • Link Icon 2012 Andres KM, Kent M, Siedlecki CT, Mayer J, Brandao J, Hawkins MG, Morrissey JK, Quesenberry K, Valli VE, Bennett RA The use of megavoltage radiation therapy in the treatment of thymomas in rabbits: 19 cases Vet Comp Oncol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Osofsky A, Hawkins MG, Foreman O, Kent MS, Vernau W, Lowenstine LJ T-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala oratrix) J Avian Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Rainwater KAE, Hawkins MG, Crabbs T, Malka S Anaplastic sarcoma of probable salivary origin in a teddy-bear hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) J Exotic Pet Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Pavez JC, Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ, DiMaio Kynch HK, Kass PH Effect of fentanyl target-controlled infusions on isoflurane minimum anaesthetic concentration and cardiovascular function in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) Vet Anaesth Analg,
  • Link Icon 2010 Hawkins MG, Taylor IT, Byrne BA, Armstrong RD, Tell LA Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic integration of orbifloxacin in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) following oral and intravenous administration J Vet Pharmacol Ther,
  • Link Icon 2010 White SD, Bourdeau P, Bruet V, Kass PH, Tell L, Hawkins MG Reptiles with dermatological lesions: a retrospective study of 301 cases at two university veterinary teaching hospitals (1992-2008) Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2010 Stockman J, Hawkins MG, Burns RE, Fang Y, Brault AC, Lowenstine LJ West Nile virus infection in a green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus) Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 Malka S, Hawkins MG, Zabolotzky SM, Mitchell EB, Owens SD Immune-mediated pure red cell aplasia in a domestic ferret J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Hawkins MG, Barron HM, Speer BL, Pollock C, Carpenter JC: Birds, Carpenter JC, Marion CJ, (ed), Exotic Animal Formulary 4th Edition, Maryland Heights. 184-438.

2011 Hawkins MG: Chinchilla: Dermatophytosis, Oglesbee B, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammals, Maryland Heights. 15-17.

2011 Hawkins MG: Chinchilla: Alopecia, Oglesbee B, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammals, Maryland Heights. 2-4.

2011 Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Sedation of Small Mammals, Quesenberry C and Carpenter J, (ed), Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Maryland Heights. 429-451.

2011 Hawkins MG, Bishop C: Disease Problems of Guinea Pigs, Quesenberry C and Carpenter J, (ed), Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Maryland Heights. 295-310.