Dr. Michael Q. Bailey is a board–certified veterinary radiologist and project manager for IDEXX. Born in Queens, N.Y., he was raised in Hopewell, N.J., near where Washington crossed the Delaware River. He completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. After graduating from Rutgers, but prior to attending veterinary school, Michael was an extension agent for the State of New Jersey in Hunterdon, N.J. After completing his veterinary degree at the historic Tuskegee University in Alabama, he attended Michigan State University (MSU) for a small animal rotating internship and progressed to a residency at MSU in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, where he joined the MSU faculty in Lansing on completion of his advanced programs. He then moved to Columbus, Ohio, and joined the faculty of The Ohio State University (OSU), where he became a tenured associate professor working closely with clinical and research faculty at both world-renowned faculties of The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the James Cancer Hospital as well as the Solove Research Institute. Leaving The OSU, he opened a veterinary imaging center in central Ohio providing the first veterinary-specific CT scanner and advanced veterinary imaging services in the state of Ohio.
The dean of Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine asked Michael to return to academia at his alma mater, Tuskegee University, where he was head of diagnostic imaging services and director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During this time, he completed an AVMA/AAAS congressional fellowship in the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in D.C. In this capacity, he educated members of Congress on and grew a policy portfolio of human and veterinary health issues of what has evolved into “One Health.”
Returning to private practice in an ER/referral specialty hospital, Michael developed a new imaging service in the eastern part of Pittsburgh. In 2009, he joined MARS/Banfield Pet Hospital as lead radiologist, were he developed processes and solved clinical and integration imaging issuing for a 950-plus, distributed primary care hospital system including state of the PACS, state and national quality radiation safety procedures and quality acceptance-assurance in imaging equipment selection, integration and consultant services over a distributed network. During his experience as an educator and radiologist, he has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on imaging, radiation safety and therapeutic radiology. In 2016, he joined IDEXX as a radiologist and project manager.
A long-time supporter and member of organized veterinary medicine, he has served as a member of the board of trustees for the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and is currently serving as immediate past president. Michael is also a 35-year member and supporter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is currently serving as the alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates for Pennsylvania. In addition, he is an active diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Michael lives in Murrysville, a suburb of Pittsburgh, with his wife Terri, “native of Baltimore, Maryland” of over 30 years and they have a pet companion Blaze, a South Korean Shepherd or Jindo mix. They have two grown sons one living in Columbus, Ohio, and the other in the Washington, DC, area of northern Virginia.
In his free time, Michael likes taking things apart (and trying to put them back together), cars and motorcycles, and traveling. His favorite parts of his travels are where he has met with, educated, broken bread with, and learned from veterinarians from all over the world and photography.