Vanessa Grunkemeyer

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0176
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 111, 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.


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

Courses Taught

  • ANSC 504: Equine Science
  • 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 698: Coop Real Educ Agriculturl Mgt
  • ANSC 750: Collaborative Farm Design &Dev
  • BMS 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences

Selected Publications

Adamovicz, L., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Talley, A., Cullen, J. M., Cohen, E. B., Bizikova, P., & Grunkemeyer, V. (2017). MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULAREINFECTION CAUSING A RETROPERITONEAL MASS IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 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. doi:10.1647/2015-106

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. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 14(3), 477-490. doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2011.05.010

Grunkemeyer, V. L. (2010). Advanced Diagnostic Approaches and Current Management of Avian Hepatic Disorders. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 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