Maureen McMichael, DVM, M.Ed., DACVECC

Professor, Emergency and Critical Care

Maureen McMichael Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



Dr. McMichael completed a BS in Biology from Columbia University, a DVM from Cornell University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois. She completed an internship and residency in Emergency & Critical Care Medicine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2001. She has held faculty positions at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and the University of Illinois. She is an inaugural professor at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois.


  • 2003 Special Recognition, Texas Task Force 1, For Work with the K9s of TTF1
  • Teachers Ranked Excellent by students, University of Illinois 2008*, 2009, 2010*, 2011

*Outstanding awarded to instructors rated top 10% in every category

Publications and Links


McMichael MA, Ferguson DC, Allender MC, Cope W, Kalantzis M, Haniya S, Searsmith D, Montebello M. Use of a peer-to-peer learning management system for introduction of critical clinical thinking to first year veterinary students. Accepted J Vet Educ 2019

Schneider DC, Foss K, Mitek AE, McMichael MA, Hague D, et al. Hearing loss in working dogs; a case series. Accepted Topics in Companion Animal Medicine 2019

Hodgson N, McMichael MA, Jepson RE, Le Boedec K. Development and validation of a multivariate predictive model to estimate ionized calcium concentrations from serum biochemical profile results in cats. Accepted JVIM 2019

Tonozzi C, McMichael M, Mitek A, Weir W, Smith M, Cornwall N. Non-Veterinary Emergency Care of Law Enforcement Canines at Mass Gathering Events: A Pilot Training Course for Collegiate-Based EMS Providers. J of Collegiate EMS 2019;2(1).

Weir W, Mitek AE, Smith M, Schneider D, McMichael MA*. Law Enforcement K9 Transport Protocol. Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine, accepted 2019

Mitek A, McMichael MA, Weir W, Smith M. Law Enforcement K9 Treatment Protocol. Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine, accepted 2019

Swanson KJD, Harper TAM, McMichael MA, Fries R, Lascola K, Chandler C, Schaeffer DJ, Chinnadurai SK. Development of a perceived exertion scale for dogs exercising on a land treadmill using selected physiologic parameters. Accepted J Sm Anim Pract Online January 28, 2019

Hall K, Boller M, Hoffberg J, McMichael M, Raffe MR, Sharp CR. Analysis of the VETCOT trauma database cases from 2012-2017. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2018 doi: 10.1111/vec.12766

O’Brien MA, McMichael MA, LeBoedec K. 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in dogs with naturally acquired blastomycosis. J Vet Intern Med 2018;32(5):1684-1691

Barko P, McMichael M*, Swanson KS, Williams DA. The Gastrointestinal Microbiome: A General Review. J Vet Intern Med 2018;32:9-25 DOI: 10.1111/jvim.14875

Lawson-Leighty C, Smith SA, O’Brien MA, McMichael M*, et al. Neutrophil extracellular traps in plasma from dogs with IMHA. J Vet Intern Med 2018;32(1):128-134 DOI:10.1111/jvim.14881

Smith SA, Lawson-Leighty C, McMichael MA, Saunders A, Tarricone J, O’Brien MA. Evaluation of assays for identification and quantification of neutrophil extracellular traps in canine plasma as an indirect marker of NETosis. Vet Clin Pathol 2017;46:278-286

Montebello, M., Cope, W., Kalantzis, M., Searsmith, D., Amina, T., Tzirides, A.O., McMichael, M. (2018) Critical Thinking through a Reflexive Platform. In: Proceedings of the 17thIEEE International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2018, Olhao, Algarve, Portugal. ISBN: 978-1-5386-4622-9

Lawson C, O’Brien MA, McMichael M*. Upper Airway Obstruction from Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicosis in 5 Dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2017;53:236-241

Walters A, O’Brien MA, Selmic L, Hartman S, McMichael M, O’Brien RR. Evaluation of the agreement between focused assessment with sonography in trauma (AFAST/TFAST) and computed tomography in dogs and cats with recent trauma. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2018;28(5):429-435

Heggem-Perry B, Smith SA, McMichael M, et al. Thromboxane metabolites in feline urine. AJVR 2016;77:1340-1345

Walters A, O’Brien M, Selmic L, McMichael M. Comparison of clinical findings between dogs with suspected anaphylaxis and dogs with confirmed sepsis. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2017;251:681-688

Merema EK, Schoenrock EK, Le Boedec K, McMichael MA*. Effect of the transdermal lidocaine patch on post operative pain in dogs undergoing midline ovariohysterectomy. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2017;250(10):1140-47 doi:10.2460/javma.250.10.1140

Boller M, Fletcher DJ, McMichael M, et al. Ustein-Style Guidelines on Uniform Reporting of in-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Dogs and Cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2016;26:11-34

Lynch AM, Respess M, Boll AE, Bozych M, McMichael MA, Fletcher D, DeLaforcade AM, Rozanski EA. Hospital-acquired anemia in critically ill dogs and cats: A multi-institutional study. J Vet Intern Med 2016;30:141-6

Wurlod V, Smith SA, McMichael MA, O’Brien M, Herring J, Swanson KS. Iron metabolism following intravenous transfusion of stored vs- fresh autologous erythrocytes in dogs. Am J Vet Res 2015;76(1):996-1004

McMichael M, Smith SA, O’Brien MA. Hypercoagulability in dogs with blastomycosis. J Vet Int Med 2015;29(2):499-504

Rossi TM, Smith SA, McMichael MA, Wilkins PA. Evaluation of contact activation of citrated equine whole blood during storage and effects of contact activation on results of recalcification-initiated thromboelastometry. Am J Vet Res 2015;76(2):122-128

Smith SA, Ngwenyama T, O’Brien MA, Herring JM, Corsi R, Beloshapka A, Deng P, Swanson KS, McMichael M* Quantification of procoagulant phospholipid in erythrocyte concentrates stored with and without leukoreduction. Am J Vet Res 2015;76(1):35-41

Clark-Price SC, Dossin O, Ngwenyama T, O’Brien M, McMichael M, Shaeffer D. The effect of a pre-anesthetic infusion of amino acids on body temperature, venous blood pH, glucose, creatinine, and lactate of healthy dogs during anesthesia. Vet Anaesth Analg 2015;42:299-303

Zachariah T, Mitchell MA, Watson MK, Clark-Price S, McMichael M. Effects of Sevoflurane anesthesia on righting reflex and hemolymph gas analysis of variables for Chilean rose tarantulas (Grammostola rosea). Am J Vet Res 2014;75:521-6

Bolfer L, McMichael M*, O’Brien MA, Ngwenyama T. Treatment of Ibuprofen toxicosis in a dog with intravenous lipid emulsion. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2014;50(2):136-140

Rodriguez K, O’Brien M, Hartman S, Mulherin A, McReynolds C, McMichael MA, Rapoport G, O’Brien R. Micro-dose computed tomographic cardiac angiography in normal cats. In press J Vet Cardiol 2014;16:19-25

Goggs R, McMichael M**, Brainard B, Flatland B, Hanel R, Wiinberg B. Partnership on Rotational Viscoelastic Test Standardization (PROVETS): Evidence Based Guidelines on Rotational Viscoelastic Assays in Veterinary Medicine. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014;24(1):1-22

McMichael M, Goggs R, Smith SA, Waag C, Warman S, Wiinber B. Systematic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing, Part 1: System comparability. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014;24(1):23-29

Corsi R, McMichael M*, Smith SA, O’Brien M, Herring J, Ngwenyama T, Galligan A, Beloshapka A, Deng P, Swanson KS. Cytokines in stored canine erythrocyte concentrates. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014;24:250-263

McMichael M, Smith SA, Galligan A, Swanson KS. In vitro hypercoagulability on whole blood thromboelastometry associated with in vivo reduction of circulating red cell mass in dogs. Vet Clin Pathol 2014;43(2):154-163

Draper WE, Bolfer L, Cottam EJ, McMichael M, Schubert T. Methocarbamol constant rate infusion for the symptomatic treatment of pyrethroid intoxication: a report of 3 cases. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2013;49:325-28

O’Brien MA, McMichael M, LeBoedec K, Lees G. Reference intervals and age-related changes for venous biochemical, hematological, electrolytic and blood gas variables using a point of care analyzer in 68 puppies. In press J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014;24:291-301

Herring J, Smith SA, McMichael M*, O’Brien M, Ngwenyama T, Corsi R, Galligan A, Beloshapka AN, Deng P, Swanson KS. Microparticles in Stored Canine Erythrocyte Concentrates. Vet Clin Pathol 2013;42(2):163-169

Fletcher DJ, Boller M, McMichael MA**, Brainard BM, Haskins SC, Hopper K, Rozanski EA, Rush JE, Smarick SD. RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Clinical Guidelines. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012;22 (S1):S102-S131

McMichael M, Herring J, Fletcher D, Boller M. RECOVER Prevention and Preparedness, Part 2. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012;22(S1):S13-S25

McGovern KF, Lascola KM, Smith SA, Clark-Price S, M McMichael, Wilkins PA. Assessment of Acute Moderate Hyperglycemia on Traditional and Thromboelastometry Coagulation Parameters in Healthy Adult Horses. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2012;22(5):550-557

de Pedro P, Wilkins PA, McMichael M, Dirikolu L, Lascola K, Clark-Price S. Exogenous L-lactate clearance in adult horses. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012;22 (5):564-572

Smith SA, McMichael M, Gilor S, Galligan A, Hoh CM. Correlation of hematocrit, platelet concentration and plasma coagulation factors with results of thromboelastometry in canine whole blood samples. Am J Vet Res 2012;73:789-798

McMichael M, Smith SA, McConachie E,Lascola K, Wilkins PA. In vitro hypocoagulability on thromboelastometry caused by in vivo expansion of red cell mass in an equine model. Blood Coag Fibrin 2011, July 22 (5):424-30

McMichael M, Smith S. Viscoelastic Coagulation Testing: Technology, Application and Limitations. Vet Clin Pathol 2011;40(2):140-53

Hoh C, Smith SA, McMichael M, Byron JK. Evaluation of effects of low-dose aspirin administration on urinary thromboxane metabolites in healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res 2011;72:1038-1045

Oliveira CR, Ranallo FN, Pijanowski GJ, Mitchell MA, O’Brien M, McMichael M, Hartman SK, Matheson JS, O’Brien RT. The Vetmousetrap: A new device for computed tomographic imaging of the thorax of awake cats. Vet Rad Ultrasound 2011;52:41-52

Smith S, McMichael M, Galligan A, Gilor S, Hoh CM. Clot formation in canine whole blood as measured by rotational thromboelastometry is influenced by sample handling and coagulation activator. Blood Coag Fibrinol 2010;21:692-702

McMichael M, Smith S, Galligan A, Swanson KS, Fan TM. Effect of leukoreduction on transfusion induced inflammation in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2010;24(5):1131-37

O’Brien T, Clark-Price S, Evans E, DiFazio R, McMichael M. Treatment of lidocaine intoxication in a cat with lipid emulsion infusion. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;237(12):1455-8

Baltzer W, McMichael M*, Hosgood GL, Kerwin SC, Levine JM, Steiner JM, Ruaux CG. Randomized, Blinded, Placebo controlled clinical trial of N-acetylcysteine in dogs with spinal cord trauma from acute intervertebral disk disease. Spine 2008;33(13):1397-1402

Plunkett S, McMichael M*. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Small Animal Medicine: An Update. J Vet Intern Med 2008;22:9-25.

McMichael M. Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants, and Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Dogs and Cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2007;231:714-720

McMichael M, Ruaux C, Baltzer W, Kerwin SC, Hosgood GL, Steiner JM, Williams DA. Concentration of urinary 15F2t-Isoprostane in dogs with intervertebral disc disease. Am J Vet Res2006; 67:1226-1231

Baltzer W, McMichael M*, Ruaux C, Noaker L, Steiner JM, Williams DA. Measurement of urinary 11-dehydro-thromboxane B2 in dogs with gastric dilitation-volvulus. Am J Vet Res 2006;67(1):78-83

McMichael M, Lees G, Hennessey J, Sanders M, Boggess M. Serial Plasma Lactate Concentrations in 68 puppies aged 4-80 days. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2005;15(1):17-21

Nelson DA, Fossum TW, Gordon S, Miller MW, Felger MC, Mertens MM, McMichael M. Surgical Correction of a Subaortic Stenosis via right Ventriculotomy and Septal Resection in a Dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;225(5):705-8.

Freeman L, McMichael M, de Laforcade A, Rozanski EA, Brown DJ, Rush JE. Indirect determination of nitric oxide in cats with cardiomyopathy and arterial thromboembolism. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2003;13(2):71-76

McMichael M, Freeman L, Selhub J, Rozanski EA, Brown DJ, Nadeau MR, Rush JE. Plasma Homocysteine, B Vitamins, and Amino Acid Concentrations in Cats with Cardiomyopathy and Arterial ThromboembolismJ Vet Intern Med 2000;14:507-512.