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Kathryn E Michel, DVM, MS, MSED, Dipl.A.C.V.N.

Contact information
MJ Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
Office: 215-898-4680
Fax: 215-573-6050
B.A. (Biochemistry)
Mount Holyoke College, 1976.
D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine)
Tufts University, 1983.
M.S. (Comparative Medical Sciences)
University of Pennsylvania, 1992.
MSED (Medical Education)
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Clinical Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania, 1988-1991.
Postdoctoral Fellow , Institutional National Research Service Award of the National Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-1993.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Nutrition, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania , 1993-1995.
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Description of Research Expertise

measurement of energy expenditure
nutritional assessment
nutritional requirements of critically ill companion animals
nutrient modulation of GI and endocrine diseases
obesity and weight reduction

Description of Clinical Expertise

companion animal nutrition
nutritional assessment
body condition assessment
obesity and weight reduction
unconventional companion animal diets

Selected Publications

Bartges J., Kushner R.F., Michel K.E., Sallis R., Day M.J. : One health solutions to obesity in people and their pets. Journal of Comparative Pathology 156: 326, 2017.

Latney L.V., Toddes B.D., Wyre, N.R., Brown D.C., Michel K.E.*, Briscoe J.A.: : Effects of various diets on the calcium and phosphorus composition of mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) and superworms (Zophobas morio). AVVR 78: 178, 2017.

Farcas, A., Michel K.E.: Small Animal Obesity. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice. Elsevier, 46(5), 2016.

Brooks D., Churchill J., Fein K., Linder D., Michel K. E., Tudor K., Ward E., Witzel A.: 2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 50: 1, 2014.

Michel K. E., Brown D.C.: Association of Signalment Parameters with Activity of Pet Dogs. Journal of Nutrition Science e28: 1, 2014.

Michel K. E., Brown D.C.: Determination and application of accelerometer-based activity count cut points for activities of differing intensity in pet dogs. AJVR 72(7): 866-870, 2011.

Michel K.E., Anderson W., Cupp C, Laflamme D.P.: Correlation of a Feline Muscle Mass Score with Body Composition Determined by DEXA. British Journal of Nutrition 106: S57-S59, 2011.

Brown D.C., Michel K. E., Love M., Dow C. : The effect of signalment and body conformation on activity monitoring in companion dogs. AJVR 71(3): 322-325, March 2010.

Dow C., Michel K.E., Love M. Brown D.C.: Investigation of an optimal sampling interval for activity monitoring in companion dogs. AJVR 70(4): 444-448, April 2009 Notes: in press.

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