New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Professor of Nutrition, Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia , School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Dean of Education, School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition

Clinical Specialties: Animal Nutrition, Medicine,
Research Areas: Animal diets, Diet, Nutrition, Obesity,

Contact Information:
MJ Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street

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

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

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: 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: 322-325, 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: 444-448, 2009.

Cerundolo R., Michel K.E., Reisner I., Court M., Refsal K., Oliver J., Biourge V., Shofer F. A double blind study comparing the effects of soy-based diets with and without phytoestrogens on canine health, steroidogenesis, thyroid function and skin and coat quality. AJVR 70: 353-360, 2009.

Michel K.E., Willoughby K.N., Abood S.K., Fascetti A.J., Fleeman L. M., Freeman L. M., Laflamme D. P., Bauer C., Kemp L. E., Van Doren J.R. Attitudes of pet owners toward pet foods and feeding management of cats and dogs JAVMA 223: 1699, 2008.

Eirmann L. A., Freeman L.M., Laflamme D.P., Michel K. E., Satyaraj E. Comparison of adipokine concentrations and markers of inflammation in obese versus lean dogs Appl Res Vet Med 7: 196-205, 2009.

Laflamme D.P., Abood S.K., Fascetti A.J., LM Fleeman, Freeman L.M., Michel K.E., Bauer C., Kemp B.L.E, Van Doren J.R, Willoughby K.N. Pet feeding habits among dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia. JAVMA 232: 687-694, 2008.

Baez J.L., Michel K.E., Sorenmo K., Shofer F.S. A prospective investigation of cachexia in feline cancer patients and its prognostic significance JFMS 9: 411-417, 2007.

Wakefield L.A., Shofer F.S., Michel K.E. Evaluation of cats fed vegetarian diets and attitudes of their caregivers JAVMA 229: 70-73, 2006.

B.A. (Biochemistry) Mount Holyoke College, 1976

D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine) Tufts University, 1983

M.S. (Comparative Medical Sciences) University of Pennsylvania, 1992