Michelle G Hawkins

Michelle G Hawkins

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
1009 VetMed 3B, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice)
Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), recertification
CA Veterinary Medical Board License, Dept. of Consumer Affairs
Certified Disaster Service Worker
Certificate-Fireline Safety Awareness
Certificate- Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
Certificate-An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, ICS-700
Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
Accreditation Category: II, California, Washington, #059182
Purdue Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), recertification.
Education
1993, BS, Georgia State University, Atlanta,
1997, VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, In vitro pharmacological characterization of grapriprant and a multi-dose study in Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)., (Principal Investigator), Association of Avian Veterinarians
Honors and Awards
2017 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Dr. Robert Groskin (Executive Director)
2018 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Health Welfare and Conservation—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Lauren Powers (President) and Robert Groskin (Executive Director)
2018 Award in Recognition of Years of Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Association of Avian Veterinarians; Drs. Lauren Powers (President) and Robert Groskin (Executive Director)
2019 Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service and Commitment to Advancing and Promoting Avian Health, Welfare and Conservation—Association of Avian Veterinarians; Yvonne van Zeeland (President), Bob Groskin (Executive Director)
2019 UC Davis Aggie Hero Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Emergency Response Team. The award's significance was in recognition of outstanding service during the 2018 Camp Fire.School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Emergency Response Team. The award's significance was in recognition of outstanding service during the 2018 Camp Fire.
2022 AJVR Resident Inaugural Research Manuscript of the Year. As faculty mentor of Dr. Paula Rodriguez, I am also recognized for this award.
2024 TJ LaFeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award.Presented to an outstanding practitioner who is advancing the quality of health care for companion birds. Award recipients are selected by an independent committee of members from the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Important criteria for this award include:

Clinical excellence,
Innovation,
Promotion of the profession,
Contributions to the knowledge base,
Caring and compassion to their avian patients and clients,
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2022 Hawkins MG, Woo KMT, Carr KE: Lead Intoxication in Raptors and Scavenging Birds, Jessup DL, Radcliff R, (ed), Wildlife Disease and Health in Conservation, . 348-364.
2022 Moore BA, Fernandez-Juricic E, Hawkins MG, Montiani-Ferreira F, Ribas Lange R: Introduction to Ophthalmology of Aves, Montiani-Ferreira, F, Moore, BA, Ben-Shlomo G, (ed), Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology , New York City. 321-348.
2020 Hawkins MG, Pascoe PJ: Chapter 37, Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation of Small Mammals, Quesenberry KE, Orcutt CJ, Mans C, Carpenter JW, (ed), Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents Clinical Medicine and Surgery 4th Edition, St. Louis. 536-558.
2019 Hawkins MG, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J: Chapter 5, General Principles of Analgesia and Anesthesia in Wildlife, Hernandez SM, Barron HW, Miller E, Aguilar R, Yabsley MJ, (ed), Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners, . 45-74.
2017 Hawkins M, Guzman DS, Beaufrere H, Mans C: Chapter 5: Birds, Carpenter JW, (ed), Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th edition, St. Louis. 167-375.
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
Ten Recent Publications

2023
Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Hawkins MG
Treatment of Pain in Birds

2023
Gardhouse SM, Beaufrere H, Hawkins MG, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Jajou S, Paul-Murphy J
Evaluation of Oral-Transmucosal Administration of Pentobarbital for Euthanasia of Conscious Wild Birds

2022
Bourbour RP, Martinico BL, Phillips EM, Schlarbaum JN, Hawkins MG, Hull JM, Kross SM
Banding records of nestling barn owls inform timing for nest box management in California

2022
Rodriguez P, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Robertson J, LaPorte AD, Hawkins MG, Paul-Murphy J
Stereotactic radiation treatment of a pituitary mass in a rabbit (Oryctolaguscuniculus)

2022
Hawkins MG, Griffenhagen GM
Raptor Sedation and Anesthesia.

2022
Ozawa SM, Guzman DS, Hawkins MG, Diao SM, Masri AE, Gunther-Harrington CT, Knych HK
Pharmacokinetics of pimobendan following oral administration to New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

2022
Ozawa SM, Graham JE, Guzman DS, Tucker SM, Petritz OA, Sullivan P, Robertson JB, Hawkins MG
Clinicopathological findings in and prognostic factors for domestic rabbits with liver lobe torsion: 82 cases (2010-2020).

2022
Berg KJ, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J, Hawkins MG, Byrne BA
Diagnosis and treatment of Candida glabrata proventriculitis in an Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)