Vanessa Grunkemeyer

Phone: (603) 862-0176
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 111, Durham, NH 03824

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 602: Animal Rights & Societal Issue
  • ANSC 605: Poultry Management
  • ANSC 625: Diseases Multiple Ag Species
  • ANSC 698: Coop Real Educ Agriculturl Mgt
  • ANSC 750: Collaborative Farm Design &Dev
  • 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 INTRACELLULARE INFECTION 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