Catherine McManus, VMD, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

Dr. Catherine McManusVeterinarian
Irving Animal Services

Dr. McManus was one of the first veterinarians to complete Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Residency at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include infectious disease prevention in animal shelter populations, animal flow through within a shelter environment, the health and safety of animal shelter workers and volunteers, and disaster response and management.  Prior to becoming a shelter medicine resident, Dr. McManus was a veterinary epidemiologist with the Virginia Department of Health, a Veterinary Corp Officer on active duty with the US Army, and the former Operations Manager for Dallas Animal Services.  Dr. McManus continues to serve as a veterinarian in the US Army reserves and is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Education:

  • Maddie’s® Residency in Shelter Medicine, University of Florida, 2009-2012
  • MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2006
  • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, 1998

Awards:

  • Virginia Public Service Week Governor’s Award Nominee 2008, 2009
  • Top 40 Under 40, Style Weekly, 2008
  • US Army Commendation Medal, 2005
  • US Army Achievement Medal, 2003, 2004
  • Above and Beyond Award, US Veterinary Corp, 2003
  • Rishel/Searles Memorial Award, Binghamton University, 1998
  • Susquenango Kennel Club Award, Binghamton University, 1998

Selected Publications:

  • Spengler JR, Stonecipher S, McManus C, et al. Management of a pet dog after exposure to a human patient with Ebola virus disease. J Vet Med Assoc. 2015; 247 (5): 531-533.
  • McManus CM, Levy JK, Andersen LA, McGorray SP, Leutenegger CM, Gray LK, Hilligas J, Tucker SJ. Prevalence of upper respiratory pathogens in four management models for unowned cats in the southeast United States. Vet J 2014; 201 (2): 196-201.
  • McManus CM, Levy JK, Andersen LA, McGorray SP, Leutenegger CM. Prevalence of upper respiratory pathogens in four management models for unowned cats in the southeast United States. J Vet Intern Med 2011; 25: 707.
  • Rondeau, MP. Meltzer, K. Michel, KE. McManus, C. Washabau, RJ. Short chain fatty acids stimulate feline colonic smooth muscle contraction. J Feline Med Surg. 2003 Jun; 5 (3):167-73.
  • C. McManus, K. Michel, D. Simon, RJ Washabau. Effect of short-chain fatty acids on contraction of smooth muscle in the canine colon. Amer. J. Vet. Res. 2002; Volume 63:295-300.
  • C. McManus, K. Michel, D. Simon, RJ. Washabau. Post-natal development of cholinergic and substance P responses in feline colonic smooth muscle. Gastroenterology2000:118:A839.
  • C. McManus, K. Michel, D. Simon, RJ. Washabau. Effects of short chain fatty acids on canine colonic smooth muscle. Gastroenterology 2000:118:A838.