Dr. McGill, raised in Nebraska, earned his D.V.M. from Oklahoma State University and Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from Texas A&M University. He taught at the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska. Before joining a private veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Salt Lake City, he spent 5 years in the Department of Veterinary Science and Diagnostic Laboratory at UNL. He has been involved in private veterinary diagnostic work for more than 30 years. Although his primary training was in anatomic pathology, he has extensive experience in the clinical laboratory and cytology areas. He spent 25 years as Technical Vice President and Medical Director of Animal Reference Pathology, a Division of ARUP Laboratories located in Salt Lake City. As of July 1, 2013, the division was spun off as a private entity, Animal Reference Pathology, where he presently serves as veterinary pathologist and Medical Director.
Dr. McGill has been active in the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (serving as president in 1996) and American Veterinary Medical Association by serving on the AVMA Council on Public Relations including chair and is past chair of the AVMA Member Services and Governance Performance Review Committees as well as serving on other task forces. Recent American College of Veterinary Pathologists activities includes Chair of the Committee on Oncology, Chair of the Mammary Gland Tumor Grading subcommittee and Chair of the Public Visibility Committee. He consults extensively with veterinarians around the country concerning oncology and other veterinary pathology issues.
He was invited to take part in the final development of the documentation and presentation of the Vaccine Associated Sarcoma Task Force report as a consequence of being involved in multiple articles and speaking multiple times about this devastating neoplasm.
Dr. McGill is comfortable with all media and has interacted with all types of print media, TV and radio, locally and nationally. He is a common contributor to the popular veterinary literature; most recently, a monthly contributor to Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.