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Michael GarveyMichael Garvey, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), DAVECC

Dr. Garvey grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. After a year in private practice in the Chicago area, he moved to New York City to serve an Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at The Animal Medical Center. After his residency, Dr. Garvey returned to private practice in the Chicago area. In 1981, Dr. Garvey returned to The Animal Medical Center as Chairman of the Department of Medicine, a position he held until 1997. In 1997, Dr. Garvey was named Director of The E. & M. Bobst Hospital of The Animal Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, positions he held until he retired in 2007. Dr. Garvey is a Board Certified Specialist in both Veterinary Internal Medicine and Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. He has lectured throughout the United States and 20 foreign countries on various topics in the fields of internal medicine and emergency medicine/critical care. Dr. Garvey has authored numerous scientific articles, chapters, and proceedings and has recently authored, with colleagues, two books on pet health for pet owners: The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms and The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms, published by Villard, New York, 1999.

Dr. Garvey has received many professional awards including The Lester E. Fisher Award for Outstanding Student in Veterinary Clinical Medicine, The Animal Medical Center's President's Award for Outstanding Intern, Award of Merit from the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, Friskies PetCare Award, Distinguished Leadership Award, Clinical Faculty Achievement Award, and Outstanding Service Awards from both the New York City and New York State Veterinary Associations. Dr. Garvey recently received awards from the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and St. Louis, Missouri Police Department for his care of the Search and Rescue Dogs at the World Trade Center disaster site. He was appointed New York Police Department Veterinarian for his World Trade Center service. He is the former President of The Specialty of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Vice-President of the Specialty of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, President of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, and President of the Society for International Veterinary Symposia. Dr. Garvey is a consultant to pharmaceutical companies, pet food companies, veterinary schools and medical schools. He serves on the Community Advisory Board of New York Presbyterian Hospital and is the only veterinarian on the New York City Task Force on Biological Terrorism. He is also listed in Who's Who in Veterinary Medicine and Who's Who in America. In 2009, he received the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award for outstanding and dedicated service to the college, in a volunteer capacity.