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Michael P. Jones, DVM

Associate Professor of Avian & Zoological Medicine
Dept of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387
FAX: (865) 974-5554
Avian and Zoological Medicine


  • 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 medical students during clinical rotation
  • Multispecies Medicine
    • Raptor Medicine and Management
    • Companion Avian Medicine and Surgery
    • Fish Health Management - Water Quality, diagnostic Sampling, Behavior, Diseases, therapeutics and Necropsy Techniques.
  • Elective Courses:
    • Medical Management of Birds of Prey
    • Fish Health Management
  • Introduction to Birds: From Biology to Societal Concerns - Raptor Behavior
    • Medicine and Falconry Techniques.

Clinical Interests

  • Raptor Biomedicine (Medical and Surgical Management of Birds of Prey in Health and Disease)
  • Avian Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • Avian Orthopedic Techniques

Research Interests

  • Antimicrobial Drug Pharmacology in Avian and Exotic species
  • Advanced Diagnostic Techniques in Avian and Exotic species

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


Publications - Books and Book Chapters

  • 2008
    Jones MP. Raptor Pediatric Development. British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
  • 2005
    Jones MP. Avian Clinical Pathology. In Rupley AG (ed) Vet clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract: "The Clinics Collection", Avian Pet Medicine. Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders, 2005, pp75-94.
  • 2003
    Guest Editor - Vet Clinics North Am Exotic Animal Pract, 20036(2) -- Fungal Diseases
  • 2001
    Jones MP - Behavioral Aspects of Captive Birds of Prey. VetClin North Am Exotic Anim Pract, 2001, 4(3): 613-632
  • 2000
    Jones MP, Pollock CG. Supportive Care and Shock. In Olsen GH, Orosz SE (eds). Manual of Avian Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, Mosby, pp. 17-46.
  • 1999
    Jones MP. Avian Clinical Pathology. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract, 1999 2(3): 663-687.