Jennifer Graham - DVM, DABVP, DACZM

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!).

Education

  • 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. Kragness, B.J., Graham, J.E., Bedenice, D., Restifo, M.M., Boudrieau, R.J. 2016. Surgical correction of a cervical spinal fracture in a bennett's wallaby (Macropus Rufogriseus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
  2. Graham, J.E., Meola, D.M., Kini, N.R., Hoffman, A.M. 2015. Comparison of the effects of glycerol, dimethyl sulfoxide, and hydroxyethyl starch solutions for cryopreservation of avian red blood cells. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  3. Guzman, D.S.M., Graham, J.E., Keller, K., Hunt, G., Tong, N., Morrisey, J.K. 2015. Colonic obstruction following ovariohysterectomy in rabbits: 3 cases. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  4. Graham, J., Basseches, J. 2014. Liver lobe torsion in pet rabbits. Clinical consequences, diagnosis, and treatment. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  5. Graham, J.E., Garner, M.M., Reavill, D.R. 2014. Benzimidazole toxicosis in rabbits: 13 cases (2003 to 2011). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  6. Graham, J.E., Orcutt, C.J., Casale, S.A., Ewing, P.J., Basseches, J. 2014. Liver lobe torsion in rabbits: 16 Cases (2007 to 2012). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  7. DeCubellis, J., Graham, J. 2013. Gastrointestinal disease in guinea pigs and rabbits. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  8. Graham, J., Mader, D.R. 2012. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care. Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
  9. Graham, J.E., Schoeb, T.R. 2011. Mycoplasma pulmonis in Rats. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  10. Williams, J.G., Graham, J.E., Laste, N.J., Malakoff, R.L. 2011. Tetralogy of Fallot in a Young Ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  11. Stanke, N.J., Graham, J.E., Orcutt, C.J., Reese, C.J., Bretz, B.K., Ewing, P.J., Basseches, J. 2011. Successful outcome of hepatectomy as treatment for liver lobe torsion in four domestic rabbits. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  12. Graham, J.E., Tell, L.A. 2009. Solving Problems in Avian Practice. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  13. Mickley, K., Buote, M., Kiupel, M., Graham, J., Orcutt, C. 2009. Ovarian hemangiosarcoma in an orange-winged Amazon Parrot (Amazona amazonica). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.
  14. Hawkins, M.G., Graham, J.E. 2007. Emergency and Critical Care of Rodents. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  15. Graham, J.E., Heatley, J.J. 2007. Emergency Care of Raptors. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  16. Graham, J., Fidel, J., Mison, M. 2006. Rostral Maxillectomy and Radiation Therapy to Manage Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Ferret. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  17. Graham, J. 2006. Common Procedures in Rabbits. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  18. Graham, J.E., Kollias-Baker, C., Craigmill, A.L., Thomasy, S.M., Tell, L. 2005. Pharmacokinetics of ketoprofen in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  19. Graham, J.E. 2004. Oncology. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.
  20. Graham, J.E., Kent, M.S., Théon, A. 2004. Current therapies in exotic animal oncology. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice.

General Research Interests

  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Oncology in Exotic Animal Species
  • Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits

Selected Research Projects

  • Comparison of the effects of glycerol, dimethyl sulfoxide, and hydroxyethyl starch solutions for cryopreservation of avian red blood cells
  • Rabbit Sex Cord Stromal Tumors: a Retrospective Study to Determine Prevalence, Treatment Recommendations, and Prognosis
  • Impact of Site on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Yield in Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus)

Research and Clinical Interests

  • NSAIDs/Inflammation
  • Oncology in Exotic Animal Species
  • Dental Disease in Rabbits/Rodents
  • Liver Lobe Torsion in Rabbits
  • Benzimidazole Toxicity in Rabbits
  • Ileus in Rabbits
  • Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Activity Patterns in Rabbits
  • Avian Tumor Cell Line Project (Exotic Species Cancer Research Alliance)

Research Interests by Area

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