Mike Walsh

Clinical Associate Professor- Aquatic Animal Health

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
Fax: (352) 392-8289


  • DVM, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1980
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Pre-Veterinary, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1975
  • BA, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., 1973

Honors and Awards

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director’s Conservation Award, 2008
  • Diplomate- European College of Zoological Medicine, 2017

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Preventive medicine program development
  • Conservation and endangered species research in sirenians, cetaceans, and sea turtles
  • Clinical research to improve preventive medicine programs including nutrition, diagnostic and treatment protocol improvement and development
  • Nutritional evaluation and components in cetaceans, manatees and sharks
  • Whole blood element analysis in marine animals as a diagnostic tool
  • Manatee milk analysis
  • Use of thermography as a diagnostic tool

Recent Publications

Additional publications here.