Michael Schaer

Professor Emeritus
Adjunct Professor, Emergency & Critical Care
Interim Chair, Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine 

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
PO Box 100126
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
FAX: 352-392-6125


  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1968
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Salutatorian, 1970 (with honors)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Class of 2000, Endocrinology, University of Florida
  • Selected to do Hooding at Graduation by Class of 2000, University of Florida
  • SCAVMA National Teacher of the Year, Clinical Sciences, 2001
  • Blue Key Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Florida, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year, Class 2001, Endocrinology, University of Florida
  • Faculty Achievement Award, American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, 2003
  • FAKC Clinical Research Award, 2003
  • Selected for Academic Keys Who’s Who in Veterinary Medicine Higher Education, 2003
  • UFCVM Distinguished Service Award – 2005
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, 2006
  • Invited Commencement Keynote Speaker, 2006
  • Administer Veterinary Oath, Graduating Class of 2007
  • Master of Ceremony, Awards Banquet, 2007
  • Presented abstract at Venom Week International Symposium, 2007
  • Emcee for Offshore 2009 Graduating Class, Dec. 5, 2008
  • Keynote speaker, chosen by the Class of 2010, May 29, 2010
  • Clinician of the Year Award – Class 2010

Research Interests

Small animal internal medicine; Endocrinology; Emergency medicine/critical care; Poisonous snake bites

Selected Publications

Armentano R, Schaer M. Overview and controversies in the medicial management of pit viper envenomation in the dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011; 21(5): 461-470

Schaer M. Editorial – A Focus on Snake Venoms and Antivenom. JVECC, October 2011.

Willey, J.R., and Schaer, M.: Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) envenomation of dogs – 31 cases (1982-2002) and review of the literature. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 41:22-33, 2005.

Schaer, M., Halling, K.B., Collins, K.E., and Grant, D.C.: Combined hyponatremia and hyperkalemia mimicking an addisonian crisis in three pregnant dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 218:897-899, 2001.

Kremer, K.A., and Schaer, M.: Coral snake (Micrurus fulvius fulvius) envenomation in eight dogs – Present and earlier findings. J Vet Emerg Critc Care 5:9-15, 1995.

Bowen, D., Schaer, M., and Riley, W.: Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy in a dog – a case report. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 22:649-654, 1986.

Schaer, M., Riley, W., Buergelt, C., et al.: Autoimmunity and Addison’s disease in the dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 22:789-794, 1986.

Additional publications here

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