Dr. Michael W. Fox

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Fox on the Tonight Show
In Memoriam_Feral Cat Mark Twain
DVD Links
Releasing Cats To Live Outdoors
Outdoor Cats, Wildlife And Human Health
Cat and Dog Nutrition--the Thiamine Issue
Cat Food Recipe
Cat Tail Deemed To Be Good Vaccination Spot
Cat Behavior
Cat Vaccination Protocols
Declawing Cats
Feline Stomatitis Complex
Cat Litter Box Issues
Introducing A New Cat
Introducing A Dog Into Cat's Home
Choosing To Live With A Dog
Dog Vaccination Protocols
Dog Mutilations
Dog Food Recipe
Dental Problems In Companion Animals
Dog Food and Feeding Issues
Dr. Fox's Good Medicine Juice
The Truth About Manfactured Dog and Cat Food
Companion Animals Harmed By Pesticides
Dominance-based Dog Training
Dr. Fox and the Super Dog Project
Guide to Congenital & Heritable Disorders in Dogs
Dogwise E-Books
Concerning Outdoor Chaining/Tethering Of Dogs
Dogs In Shelters
Dr. Fox's Good Dog Cookie Recipe
Don't Clone Your Dog Or Cat!
The Pros and Cons of Neutering Your Dog
Recovering Canine Health And The Natural Dog
Animal Vaccination Concerns
Care For Dogs and Cats With Renal Failure
Urinary Tract Stones
Green Pet Care
Puppy and Kitten Breeding Mills
Pure Water for Cats and Dogs--and All
Dental Problems In Companion Animals
Chemical-related Human Diseases In Companion Animals
From Mineral Oil & Multiple Sclerosis to Plastics, Nanoparticles
Companion Animal Care
Companion Animals and Flea and Tick Treatments
Behavioral Problems and Drug Solutions: A Last Resort
Preventing Fleas
Domestication and Diet
Lyme Disease and Wildlife Management
Disease and Animal Rights
GMOs and Pet Food
Journal of AVMA and GMOs
Indoor and Outdoor Poison Hazards for Pets
Carrageenan In Pet Foods
Cats, Dogs and Cadmium
Fluoride In Pet Food - A Serious Health Risk?
Best Manufactured Pet Foods
Pet Food Letters
Nutrigenomics and the Pet Food Revolution
The Ethics of Krill Oil and Protein Supplements
Animal-Insensitivity Syndrome
Wolves and Human Well-being
Wolf-Dog Hybrids
Crying Wolf Too Much
Betrayal of Wolves and Public Trust
The 'One Medicine'
Pet Health Insurance
The Veterinary Profession
  Pharmaceutical Cruelty In Animal Farms: Consumer Beware
Pig Parts For People
Conflicts Of Interest In The Veterinary Profession
Bioethics: Its Scope And Purpose
The Bioethics And Politics Of Manufactured Pet Foods
Animal Rights, Human Rights And Wrongs
The Future of the Veterinary Profession
Holistic Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Ethics and Economics
Veterinary Bioethics and Animal Welfare
Principles Of Veterinary Bioethics
What Price Our Animal Relationships?
Changing Diets for Health's and Earth's Sake
Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Reseach Needs Ethical Boundaries
Wildlife Management Practices
How Animals Suffer Around the World
Feeling for Animals and Animal Liberation
Animal Altruism and Abilty To Empathize
What Makes Animals Happy?
The Empathosphere: Animal Prescience, And Remote Sensing
Mental Effects on Physical Health: The Mind-Body Connection
Animal Spirits
New Evidence Of Life After Life
Light Of Compassion
Religion, Science and Animal Rights
Animal Suffering And The God Question
Islam And Animals
Panentheism: The Spirituality Of Compassion
One Earth, One Health
Why We All Must Care For Animals and the Environment
Quality Of Life In Animals
Healing Agriculture's Broken Connections
Mammon Vs. Civil Society
Agriculture
Justice For All Beings And The End Of Terrorism
Universal Bill Of Rights For Animals And Nature
Science Writers' and Reporters' Political Agendas
Cambridge Declaration On Consciousness
Michael W. Fox Resume'
Dr. Fox Biographical Interview
Interview: History of Animal Welfare Science
Curriculum Vitae
Books By Dr. Fox
Dr. Fox Lectures, Seminars and Workshops
My Life For The Animals
To Kiss Salamanders and Stones

 


CURRENT               

President/Director, Fox’s Pen Inc.,

writing, consulting and lecturing on animal

health, rights, and welfare, holistic and environmental health, bioethics,

biotechnology and sustainable agriculture.                           

Syndicated newspaper columnist Animal Doctor, with Universal Uclick

 

EDUCATION                

Buxton College, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, 1951-1957

B.Vet .Med, Royal Veterinary College, London, England,

1957-1962.  Class medals in Animal Husbandry,

Pre-Clinical Studies, Pathology and Fellow of the RVC Medical Assoc. 
 
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

(MRCVS) 1962

PhD (Medicine) University of London, 1967

DSc (Ethology/Animal Behavior) University of London, 1976

 

WORK  EXPERIENCE

House Surgeon, Cambridge University, College

of Veterinary Medicine, England,  January - September 1962    

Post doctoral fellow, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor,

ME, 1962-1964

Medical research associate, State Research Hospital,

Galesburg, IL, 1964-1967

Assistant Prof. of Biology and Psychology, 1967-1969

Associate Prof. of Psychology, Washington University,

St. Louis, MO, 1969-1976

While with The Humane Society of the United States,

Washington DC, he served as:

Director, Institute for the Study of Animal Problems,

1976-1987

Scientific Director, The Humane Society of the United

1980-1987

Director, Center for Respect of Life and Environment,

1988-1990

Vice President, Bioethics and Farm Animal Protection,

1988-1997

Senior Scholar, Bioethics,

1997-2002.

 

Currently he works as a consulting veterinarian, lecturer, author, conservationist, and writes the nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column Animal Doctor.

He is a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio network shows.


MEMBERSHIPS

American Veterinary Holistic Medical Association

 

Founding Member, International Society of Applied Ethology

 

Member, British Veterinary Medical Association

 

Honor Roll Member, American Veterinary Medical Association

 

Formerly: Chairman, National Academy of Sciences Committee        

on Animal Welfare and Ethology; Member,National Academy of

Sciences Committee on Dog and Cat Laboratory Care Standards;

Member, Council for Agriculture, Science and Technology Farm

Animal Welfare Committee; Advisor, U.S. Army Veterinary

Corps ‘Super-Dog’ Project; Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

National Organics Standards Board.                         

 

AWARDS

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1959

‘For his courage and humanity in rescuing a heifer from a disused

 mineshaft.’

 

Washington University, St. Louis, Alumnus Faculty Award, 1972

Distinguished Teacher

 

 Dog Writers’ Association of America, 1973

 Maxwell Award.

 

Christopher Award for Children’s literature, 1974

 

International Felix Wankel Prize, 1982

For Research in Animal Welfare

 

The Delta Society, 1986

‘For exceptionally significant contributions to our

understanding of the relationships between people and animals.’

 

Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 1987

‘For exceptional contribution to the advancement of animal welfare, 

science and philosophy.’

 

                                    

 The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada, the Alex Brownlee Award, 1993

 ‘For international leadership in scientific publication promoting

  respect for animals, their nature and welfare.’ 

 

 The Japanese Veterinary Ethological Association, 1994

 ‘For meritorious contributions and inspiring leadership:

Honored Life Member’.

                                                                                                                                        

                                                     

BOOKS BY DR. MICHAEL W. FOX

 

 

 HEALING ANIMALS & THE VISION OF ONE HEALTH.

 (2011) CreateSpace Publ./Amazon.com

 

ANIMALS & NATURE FIRST. (2011) CreateSpace Publ./Amazon.com

 

NOT FIT FOR A DOG: THE TRUTH ABOUT MANUFACTURED DOG AND CAT FOODS. (2008) co-authored with Drs. Elizabeth Hodgkins and Marion E. Smart.  Quill Driver Books, Sanger, CA.

 

DOG BODY, DOG MIND: EXPLORING CANINE CONSCIOUSNESS AND TOTAL WELL-BEING. (2007) The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT.

 

CAT BODY, CAT MIND: EXPORING FELINE CONSCIOUSNESS AND TOTAL WELL-BEING. (2007) The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

 

KILLER FOODS: WHAT SCIENTISTS DO TO MAKE GENES BETTER IS NOT ALWAYS BEST. (2004) The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

 

THE HEALING TOUCH FOR DOGS (2004) New Market Press, New York.

 

THE HEALING TOUCH FOR CATS (2004) New Market Press, New York

 

BRINGING LIFE TO ETHICS: GLOBAL BIOETHICS FOR A HUMANE SOCIETY (2000) State University of New York Press, Albany, NY.

 

BEYOND EVOLUTION: THE GENETICALLY ALTERED FUTURE OF PLANTS,   ANIMALS, THE EARTH---AND HUMANITY (1999) The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

               

CONCEPTS IN ETHOLOGY: ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND BIOETHICS (second edition 1998) Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

 

EATING WITH CONSCIENCE: THE BIOETHICS OF FOOD (1997) NewSage Press, Troutdale, Oregon

 

THE BOUNDLESS CIRCLE (1996) Quest Books, Wheaton, Illinois

 

AGRICIDE: THE HIDDEN FARM AND FOOD CRISIS THAT AFFECTS US ALL (reprint edition                 1996) Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

 

 SUPER PIGS AND WONDERCORN: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND WHERE IT ALL MIGHT LEAD (1992)  The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

 

THE SOUL OF THE WOLF (reprint edition 1992) Lyons & Burford, New York

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG (revised edition 1992) St. Martin's Press, New York

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAT (revised edition 1992) St. Martin's Press, New York

 

YOU CAN SAVE THE ANIMALS: 50 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW (1991) St. Martin's Press, New York

 

SUPERCAT: RAISING THE PERFECT FELINE COMPANION (1991) Howell Book House, New York

 

SUPERDOG: RAISING THE PERFECT CANINE COMPANION (1990) Howell Book House, New York

 

INHUMANE SOCIETY: THE AMERICAN WAY OF EXPLOITING ANIMALS (1990) St.Martin's Press, New York

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, ANIMALS, AND NATURE (1989) Center for

Respect of Life and Environment, Washington, DC

 

THE NEW EDEN (1989) Lotus Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

THE NEW ANIMAL DOCTOR'S ANSWER BOOK (1989) Newmarket Press, New York

 

LABORATORY ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (1986) State University of New York Press, Albany

 

BETWEEN ANIMAL AND MAN: THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM (reprint edition

1986) Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

 

THE WHISTLING HUNTERS (1984) State University of New York Press

 

BEHAVIOR OF WOLVES, DOGS, AND RELATED CANIDS (reprint edition 1984)

Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

 

ONE EARTH, ONE MIND (reprint edition 1984) Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

 

FARM ANIMALS: HUSBANDRY, BEHAVIOR AND VETERINARY PRACTICE: A

CRITIC'S VIEWPOINT (1984) University Press, Baltimore, Maryland

 

THE HEALING TOUCH (1983) Newmarket Press, New York (paperback version of DR.

MICHAEL FOX'S MASSAGE PROGRAM FOR CATS AND DOGS, 1981, Newmarket Press, NY)

 

LOVE IS A HAPPY CAT (1982) Newmarket Press, New York

 

HOW TO BE YOUR PET'S BEST FRIEND (1981) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

RETURNING TO EDEN: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY (1980)

Viking Press, New York

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PET (1978) Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, New York

 

CONCEPTS IN ETHOLOGY, ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1974) University of Minnesota         

CANINE BEHAVIOR (reprint edition 1972) Charles C. Thomas Publishing, Springfield,                 Illinois

 

INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR IN THE DOG (1971)

University of Chicago Press

 

CANINE PEDIATRICS (1966) Charles C. Thomas Publishing, Springfield, Illinois

 

Editor of:

ADVANCES IN ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE (annual series 1984-1987)

Martinus Nijhoff in Holland, and The Humane Society of the

United States, Washington, DC

THE DOG: ITS DOMESTICATION AND BEHAVIOR (reprint edition 1987)

 Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

THE WILD CANIDS (reprint edition 1983) Krieger Publishing Co., Melbourne, Florida

ON THE FIFTH DAY: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN ETHICS (1977) Acropolis Press,

Washington, DC (With R. K. Morris)

READINGS IN ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY (1973) Brooks/Cole, California

ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR IN ANIMALS (1968) Saunders, Philadelphia

 

Contributing Editor, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 1996 edition, CAT and DOG entries.

 

Contributing Editor, McCall’s Magazine, PET LIFE column, 1974-1996

 

Children's Books:

ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS TOO (1991) Crossroads/Continuum, New York

 

THE WAY OF THE DOLPHIN (1981) Acropolis Books, Washington, DC

 

THE TOUCHLINGS (1981) Acropolis Books, Washington, DC

 

LESSONS FROM NATURE: FOX'S FABLES (1980) Acropolis, Washington, DC

 

WHITEPAWS: A COYOTE-DOG (1979) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

WILD DOGS THREE (1977) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

WHAT IS YOUR DOG SAYING? (1977) M. W. Fox and Wende Devlin Gates, Coward,

McCann and Geoghegan, New York

 

WHAT IS YOUR CAT SAYING? (1977) M. W. Fox and Wende Devlin Gates, Coward,

McCann and Geoghegan, New York

 

RAMU AND CHENNAI* (1975) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

SUNDANCE COYOTE** (1974) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

THE WOLF*** (1973) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

VIXIE, THE STORY OF A LITTLE FOX (1973) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York

 

*              Best Science Book Award, National Teachers' Association

**                Nominee for Mark Twain Awards

***                Christopher Award for children's literature

 

A full set of Dr. Fox's writings through 1999 are in the Archives of American Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, The Parks Library, Ames, IA 50011. Also at The Royal Veterinary College, London England

 

Dr. Fox is profiled in Marquis' Who's Who in America,  Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World.

 

 

Continuing Activities and Achievements:

 

Promoting greater public understanding and respect for companion animals, wildlife and the natural world; advancing the scientific consensus on animal awareness and the social and behavioral needs of animals in research facilities; confronting the veterinary and animal science establishment's promotion of factory farming and developing humane and sustainable alternatives; pioneering developments in veterinary ethology and veterinary bioethics to improve human-animal relationships and animal health, welfare and protection; exposing the harmful consequences of genetic engineering biotechnology and the creation of transgenic animals; developing a spirituality and bioethics of compassion and equalitarianism toward all life as antidotes to the self-serving and anthropocentic cosmologies of the world's major religions and dominant worldview of industrialism and consumerism. Sic luceat lux vestra.

 

 

DR. MICHAEL W. FOX

Synopsis

 

Dr. Fox has authored over 40 books and for the last 25 years has written a nationwide syndicated newspaper column, Animal Doctor enjoying a weekly readership estimated at 10 million. He has produced numerous publications and developed several technical research programs that applied scientific methods to the investigation of the many uses of animals, notably laboratory, companion, and farmed animals. He is also a consulting veterinarian and bioethicist, and gives lectures, seminars and presentations both in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of topics related to animal welfare, animal behavior, conservation, sustainable agriculture, and bioethics. Dr. Fox has a veterinary degree (B.Vet Med) from London's Royal Veterinary College; a PhD in medicine and a DSc in ethology/animal behavior, both from London University, England.  

 

Check the link below for a Dr. Fox C-Span feature concerning "Animal Testing"

Dr. Michael W. Fox on C-Span



--Video Link--

OUR ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: THE MOMENTS OF TRUTH PROJECT
Dr. Michael W. Fox

What right do we humans have to exploit other animals?  Where does that right come from and what are the limits if any?  What duties or obligations do we have in our relationships with our dogs, cats and other animals domesticated and wild?

          Follow and support Caroline Kraus and her Moments of Truth Project documentary film as she travels across the U.S. asking people, who variously live, work with and care for animals, these and other relevant questions.

Is there an overriding consensus and what are the reasons why people respond very differently to these questions, which in part examine our character, culture and future?

The viewing and discussion of this kind of documentary should be part of every school curriculum and will be of interest to all who work with, profit from and care for animals. Project Home Page: http://momentsoftruthproject.com/  To see the interview with Dr. Fox go to http://momentsoftruthproject.com/dr-michael-fox/