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Michael P. Jones DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Professor, Avian and Zoological Medicine, Director of Student Services, Diversity, and Recruitment
Avian, Exotic, & Zoological Animal Internal Medicine
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Clinical & Professional Interests

  • Raptor Management (Medical and surgical management of birds of prey)
  • Avian Infectious diseases
  • Avian Emergency Medicine and Critical care
  • Avian Orthopedic/Soft tissue surgery


  • Residency - Avian & Zoological Medicine, The University of Tennessee, 1993-1996
  • Internship - Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery, The University of Tennessee, 1992-1993
  • DVM - The University of Missouri - Columbia, 1992

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Specialty, 1997


  • Instruct senior veterinary students during clinical rotations
  • Didactic teaching (lecture and laboratory) of 1st-3rd year veterinary students
    • Multispecies Medicine (VM 846)
      • Introduction to common avian species and husbandry
      • Principles of avian anesthesia and surgery I: Perioperative management
      • Principles of avian anesthesia and surgery II: Orthopedic/Soft tissue surgery
      • Non-infectious diseases of birds I and II
      • Raptor Medicine and Management
    • Veterinary Pharmacology (VM 862)
      • Clinical pharmacology of avian and exotic species
    • Physical Diagnosis (VM 831)
      • Avian physical exam (lecture and laboratory)
    • Application Based Learning Exercise (ABLE)
    • Aquatic Animal Elective course
      • Fish Health Management (Water quality, diseases of fish, diagnostic sampling, and therapeutics

Professional Societies

  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • North American Falconer’s Association
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • Raptor Research Foundation
  • Phi Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta