Vanessa Grunkemeyer, DVM, DABVP (Avian)

Vanessa Grunkemeyer, DVM, DABVP (Avian)

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, 2003

Courses to be Taught:

ANSC 511 Anatomy and Physiology (Fall semester)

ANSC 625 Diseases of Small Ruminants, Swine, Poultry, and Camelids (Fall semester)

ANSC 795 Companion Zoological Species Health and Management (Fall semester)

ANSC 602 Animal Rights and Societal Issues (Spring semester)

ANSC 750 Collaborative Farm Design (Capstone, Spring semester)

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 veterinary public health.

Selected Publications:

Adamovicz LA, Talley AM, Cullen JM, Cohen E, Bizikova P, Kennedy-Stoskopf S, Grunkemeyer VL. Disseminated mycobacteriosis in a binturong (Arctictis binturong). J Zoo Wildl Med, 48(2):544-548, 2017.

Swisher SD, Phillips KL, Cullen JM, Tobias JR, Geiger T, Grunkemeyer VL. Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the beak in an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) with external beam radiation. J Avian Med Surg, 30(3):250-256, 2016.

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). J Exot Pet Med, 25(3):231-236, 2016.

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
Phone: 
(603) 862-0176