Vanessa Grunkemeyer

Program Coordinator - Animal Science | Director - UNH Pre-Veterinary Advising Program
Phone: (603) 862-0176
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 227, Durham, NH 03824
Vanessa Grunkemeyer

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.

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  Excellence in Teaching
Year:  2020


  • D.V.M., Cornell University
  • B.S., Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Rutgers University

Courses Taught

  • ANSC 511: Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • ANSC 600: Field Experience
  • ANSC 602: Animal Rights & Societal Issue
  • ANSC 605: Poultry Management
  • ANSC 625: Animal Diseases
  • ANSC 670: Exotics Health & Mgmt
  • ANSC 750: Collaborative Farm Design &Dev

Selected Publications

Adamovicz, L., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Talley, A., Cullen, J. M., Cohen, E. B., Bizikova, P., & Grunkemeyer, V. (2017). MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULARE INFECTION CAUSING A RETROPERITONEAL MASS IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG).. J Zoo Wildl Med, 48(2), 544-548. doi:10.1638/2016-0117R.1

Grunkemeyer, V. (2017). Clinical questions (hepatic disease cases). In Avian Medicine and Surgery Self-Assessment Color Review, Second Edition. CRC Press.

Swisher, S. D., Phillips, K. L., Tobias, J. R., Cullen, J. M., Gieger, T. L., & Grunkemeyer, V. L. (2016). External Beam Radiation Therapy of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Beak of an African Grey Parrot (Psittacus timneh). JOURNAL OF AVIAN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, 30(3), 250-256. Retrieved from

Adamovicz, L., Bullen, L., Saker, K., & Grunkemeyer, V. (2016). Use of an Esophagostomy Tube for Management of Traumatic Subtotal Glossectomy in an African Pygmy Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 25(3), 231-236. doi:10.1053/j.jepm.2016.05.001

Brock, A. P., Grunkemeyer, V. L., Fry, M. M., Hall, J. S., & Bartges, J. W. (2013). Comparison of Osmolality and Refractometric Readings of Hispaniolan Amazon Parrot (Amazona ventralis) Urine. JOURNAL OF AVIAN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, 27(4), 264-268. doi:10.1647/2012-049

Grunkemeyer, V. L. (2011). Zoonoses, public health, and the backyard poultry flock.. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract, 14(3), 477-vi. doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2011.05.010

Grunkemeyer, V. L. (2010). Advanced diagnostic approaches and current management of avian hepatic disorders.. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract, 13(3), 413-427. doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2010.05.005

Grunkemeyer, V. L., Sura, P. A., Baron, M. L., & Souza, M. J. (2010). Surgical Repair of an Inguinal Herniation of the Urinary Bladder in an Intact Female Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). JOURNAL OF EXOTIC PET MEDICINE, 19(3), 249-254. doi:10.1053/j.jepm.2010.07.003

Most Cited Publications