New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition

Professor of Nutrition, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Dean of Education, School of Veterinary Medicine

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

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

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

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 46: , 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: 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.

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

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition

University of Pennsylvania (1988 to 1991)
Residency in Clinical Nutrition

Institutional National Research Service Award of the National Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (1991 to 1993)
Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (1993 to 1995)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Nutrition