Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jennifer Graham

Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Dr. Graham graduated with her DVM from Auburn University in 1999. She completed an avian/exotic internship at the University of Georgia followed by a 3-year residency in avian/exotic animal medicine at the University of California at Davis. Following her residency she started an exotics practice in a specialty referral hospital located in Seattle from 2003-2006. Dr. Graham worked at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston from 2006-2012. She is presently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and holds an adjunct faculty position with the University of Washington.

Dr. Graham became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Avian medicine in 2002 and has recently recertified in this practice category. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2008. She was also on the organizing committee for the ABVP-Exotic Companion Mammal practice category and became certified in this practice category in 2009.

Dr. Graham is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Dr. Graham’s professional interests include NSAIDs/inflammation, oncology in exotic animal species, gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits and rodents, and animal welfare. She served as the ABVP Residency Chair from 2009-2013 and holds positions on several veterinary committees. In her spare time, Dr. Graham enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and fly fishing (although she never catches anything!).


  • DVM - Auburn University - 1999
  • Internship in Avian/Exotic Animal Medicine - University of Georgia - 2000
  • Residency in Avian/Exotic Animal Medicine - University of California, Davis - 2003

Board Certification

  • Diplomate ABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal)
  • Diplomate ACZM
  1. Stanke N, Graham J, Orcutt C, Reese C, Bretz B, Ewing P, Basseches J. Successful hepatectomy for liver torsion in domestic rabbits: 4 cases. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1;238(9):1176-83, 2011.

  2. Williams JG, Graham JE, Laste NJ, Malakoff RL. Tetraology of Fallot in a Young Ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 20(3):232-236, 2011.
  3. Mickley K, Buote M, Kiupel M, Graham JE, Orcutt C. Ovarian hemangiosarcoma in an orange-wing Amazon parrot. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 23(1): 29-35, 2009.
  4. Graham JE, Kollias-Baker C, Craigmill AL, Thomasy SM, Tell LA. Pharmacokinetics of ketoprofen in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28:399-402, 2005.
  5. Ferrell ST, De Cock HE, Graham JE, Kass PH, Tell LA. Assessment of a caudal external thoracic artery axial pattern flap for treatment of sternal cutaneous wounds in birds. American Journal of Veterinary Research 65 (4):497-502, 2004.
  6. Graham JE, Tell LA, Lamm M, Lowenstine LJ. Megacloaca in a Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis). Journal of Avian Medicine in Surgery 18(1):41-49, 2004.
  7. Graham JE, Werner JA, Lowenstine LJ, Wallack ST, Tell LA. Periorbital liposarcoma in an African grey parrot (Psittacus erythacus). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 11(3):147-153, 2003.
  8. Wilson GH, Graham JE. Management of egg-related peritonitis in a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna). Compendium 25(1):42-47, 2003.
  9. Gibbons PM, Busch MD, Tell LA, Graham JE, Lowenstine LJ. Internal papillomatosis with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma in a peach-fronted conure (Aratinga aurea). Avian Pathology 46:1062-1069, 2002.
  10. Graham JE, Roberts RE, Wilson GH, Boyd KL: Perianal apocrine gland adenocarcinoma in a ferret. Compendium 23(4):359-362, 2001.
  11. Graham JE, Larocca RD, McLaughlin SA: Implantation of an intraocular silicone prosthesis in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 13(2):98-103, 1999.

General Research Interests

  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Oncology in Exotic Animal Species

Selected Research Projects

  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ketoprofen in Japanese Quail

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • Zoonotic diseases in exotics (Encephalitozoon cuniculi), blood transfusion, clinical research with exotic animals
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits