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Michele A Steffey- BS, DVM
Assistant Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

132 CCAH
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 3799


Research Focus

Surgical and interventional oncology

Specialty Focus

Small animal soft tissue surgery


2003 Certificate of Residency 3-year residency in small animal surgery, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
2000 Internship Certificate General rotating internship, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1999 DVM , University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California
1995 BS Biological Sciences with Honors, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Honors and Awards

Lifetime Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Lifetime Member
Lifetime Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine National Honor Society, Lifetime Member
Lifetime Phi Sigma Biological Sciences National Honor Society
Lifetime Golden Key National Honor Society
1999 Marin County Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship
1999 Mary Seawright Small Animal Medicine Scholarship
1998 Salzbury Scholarship for superior scholarship,initiative, perseverance, and the potential for leadership
1998 Theodora Peigh Summer Clinic Scholarship
1997 Lucy Arminger Scholarship
1996-1997 Listed, National Dean's List
1996 and 1998 Theodora Peigh Externship Scholarship
1994 U.C. Davis, Division of Biological Sciences, Citation for Outstanding Performance
1993-1995 Dean's Honor's List U.C. Davis, College of Letters and Sciences


ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
State Licensure - New York, # 009255-1
State Licensure - California, #13852

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Carboplatin Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for the Treatment of Canine Nasal Tumors, (Principal Investigator), U.C.Davis Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Assessment of the iliosacral lymphatic center in dogs with anal sac gland carcinoma using indirect computed tomographic lymphography, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Resident Training Grant

Co-Investigator, Assessment of Outcome in Dogs Undergoing Percutaneous Transvenous Coil Embolization to Treat Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt, William Culp (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Petriz OA, Guzman D, Gandolfi RC, Steffey MA Inguinal-scrotal urinary bladder hernia in an intact male domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2012 Jesty S, Steffey MA, Lee F, Breitbach M, Hesse M, Reining S, Lee J, Fleischmann B, Kotlikoff MI Cardiovascular precursors support myogenesis in the neonatal, but not the adult, infarcted heart Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences,
  • Link Icon 2012 Frazier SA, Johns SM, Ortega J, Zwingenberger AL, Kent MS, Hammond GM, Steffey MA, Skorupski KA Outcome in dogs with surgically resected oral fibrosarcoma (1997-2008) Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology,
  • Link Icon 2009 Tallini YN, Greene KS, Craven M, Spealman A, Breitbach M, Smith J, Fisher PJ, Steffey M, Hesse M, Doran RM, Woods A, Singh B, Yen A, Fleischmann BK, Kotlikoff MI c-kit expression identifies cardiovascular precursors in the neonatal heart Proc Natl Acad Sci,
  • Link Icon 2009 Miller AD, Steffey M, Alcaraz A, Cooper B Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a young Maine coon cat J Am Anim Hosp Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2008 McEntee MC, Steffey MA, Dykes NL Use of surgical hemoclips in radiation treatment planning Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2007 Little AA, Steffey MA, Kraus MS Marked pleural effusion causing right atrial collapse simulating cardiac tamponade in a dog J Am Anim Hosp Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2007 Cahalane AK, Flanders JA, Steffey MA, Rassnick KM Use of vascular access ports with intrathoracic drains for treatment of pleural effusion in three dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2006 De Matos R, Morrissey JK, Steffey MA Postintubation tracheal stenosis in a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) resolved with tracheal resection and anastomosis J Avian Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2005 Snyder DM, Steffey MA, Mehler SJ, Drobatz KJ, Aronson LR Diagnosis and surgical management of ureteral calculi in dogs: 16 cases (1990-2003) N Z Vet J,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2010 Steffey MA , Todhunter RJ: Osteoarthritis, Bojrab and Monnet, (ed), Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, 3rd Edition, Jackson, WY. 731-42.