Vanessa Grunkemeyer

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

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

Courses Taught

  • ANSC 515: Explore Vet Med
  • 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


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

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

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