Sheila McGuirk

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 2064

Sheila McGuirk

Titles and Education

  1. Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Food Animal Production Medicine
  2. DVM 1977, University of Georgia
  3. MS 1981, Ohio State University
  4. PhD 1985, Ohio State University
  5. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


Develop tools, protocols and management strategies that will reduce morbidity and mortality rates on dairy farms, result in early, accurate disease detection, effective treatment, enhance performance and improve welfare.

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Teaching responsibilities for cardiac diseases of horses and cattle; GI and respiratory diseases of cattle; general large animal internal and food animal production medicine. Clinical rotation teaching in large animal internal medicine and food animal production medicine. Coordinate ambulatory clinical rotation. 

Clinical Interests

Clinical and teaching interests are focused on the integration of individual animal diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative strategies into herd-based tools for problem solving, management, improved performance and enhanced welfare.

Recent Publications

  1. 1.     Sweeney RW, Collins MT, Koets AP, McGuirk SM, Roussel AJ. Paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) in cattle and other susceptible species. J Vet Int Med 2012; 26(6):1239-1250. 
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  4.  McGuirk SM. Approaches to enhancing the gastrointestinal health of calves. Proc 43rd Ann AABP meeting;
  5. Peek SF, Santschi EM, Livesey MA, McGuirk SM, Brounts SH, Edwards RB. Surgical findings and outcome for dairy cattle with jejunal hemorrhage syndrome: 31 cases (2000-2007).