Dr. Michael Davis - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Michael Davis, Ph.D., DVM, ACVIM

Professor and Oxley Endowed Chair in Equine Sports Medicine, Oklahoma State University

"The Art and Science of Fatigue - Proof"

Dr. Michael Davis graduated with his DVM from Texas A&M in 1988, and subsequently with a MS in Veterinary Science from Virginia Tech in 1995.  As if that was not enough, he then completed a PhD in Physiology at Johns Hopkins University in 1998.  Dr. Davis has been a licensed veterinarian for over 20 years, and a board certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine (ACVIM) since 1999.

Dr. Davis has been employed as a research physiologist and clinical expert in exercise physiology at Oklahoma State University since 1998. Dr. Davis was been recognized as the Sigma Xi Young Investigator at OSU in 2004, awarded the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2005, and was the Oscar Schalm Endowed Lecturer at the University of California-Davis in 2005. Dr. Davis has received over $5 million in research funding to study the effects of exercise stress in animal models, particularly racing sled dogs. This work has resulted in detailed metabolic studies of the effects of stress, including mechanistic descriptions of the effects of occult stress on various organ systems. He is the senior author on over 30 publications related to stress physiology in companion animals.