Emeritus Professor, BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS
Michael Day is Director of Pathology for Asia Veterinary Diagnostics, a diagnostic laboratory based in Hong Kong and Singapore and serving veterinarians in several Asian countries. He is Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Bristol and Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Pathology in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University (Western Australia). Michael qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital. Michael held postdoctoral positions in experimental immunology at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and then spent a further 27 years at Bristol Veterinary School. His research focus is on companion animal immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Michael has published over 325 papers in the field of immunopathology, is author of the textbooks Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice (in second edition). He is co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (in second edition) and the texts Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Canine and Feline Gastroenterology. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. He is a Past President of the BSAVA. He has been a member of the UK Veterinary Products Committee and has chaired the BSAVA Scientific and Education Committees and the WSAVA Scientific Committee. He was the foundation chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee. Michael is currently a member of the Executive Board and Honorary Treasurer of the WSAVA and is also chairman of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group. He is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee, a member of the Board of the WSAVA African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) Project, the Board of the Eastern European Regional Veterinary Congress and a Trustee for Mission Rabies and the Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust. Michael was co-founder of a university spin-out company KWS Biotest Ltd., which has been recently sold to Charles River Laboratories. He remains a consultant to the company and is also a consultant pathologist to the GI Lab at Texas A&M University. He has been the recipient of the BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999), the BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007), the RCVS Trust’s G. Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research into animal diseases (2003), the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009), the Murdoch University Distinguished Alumnus Award (2015) and the FAVP Paatsama Lectureship (2016).