Vanessa Grunkemeyer

Vanessa Grunkemeyer

Lecturer in Animal Science

Educational Background:

Board Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice, 2010

Residency with the Avian and Zoological Medicine Service - University of Tennessee, 2011

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship - University of Tennessee, 2008

D.V.M. with Distinction ​- Cornell University, 2007

B.S. in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a minor in Natural Resource Management - Rutgers University Cook College, 2003


Courses to be Taught:

Diseases of Small Ruminants, Swine, Poultry, and Camelids (Fall semester)

Animal Rights and Societal Issues (Spring semester)

Animal Science Capstone


General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

My advanced veterinary training and professional experience span the medicine and surgery of exotic pet, minor agricultural, zoo, and wildlife species. I have an expertise in avian medicine and surgery, and special interests in small flock poultry medicine and management and in wound healing and treatment techniques.


Selected Publications:

Adamovicz LA, Bullen L, Saker KE, Grunkemeyer VL. Use of an esophagostomy tube for management of traumatic subtotal glossectomy in an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). Accepted for publication in J Exotic Pet Med

Brock AP, Grunkemeyer VL, Fry MM, Hall JS, Bartges JW. Comparison of osmolality and refractometric readings of Hispaniolan Amazon parrot (Amazona ventralis) urine, J Avian Med Surg, 27(4):264-268, 2013.

Grunkemeyer VL. Zoonoses, public health, and the backyard poultry flock, Vet Clin Exot Anim. 14(3):477-490, 2011.

Grunkemeyer VL, Sura PA, Baron ML, Souza MJ. Surgical repair of an inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder in an intact female domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), J Exotic Pet Med, 19(3):249–254, 2010.

Grunkemeyer VL. Advanced diagnostic approaches and current management of avian hepatic disorders, Vet Clin Exot Anim. 13(3):413-427, 2010.


Vanessa Grunkemeyer
214 Kendall Hall
(603) 862-0176