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!).

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

Liver lobe torsion in pet rabbits. Clinical consequences, diagnosis, and treatment

Author(s):Graham, J. | Basseches, J.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Benzimidazole toxicosis in rabbits: 13 cases (2003 to 2011)

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Garner, M.M. | Reavill, D.R.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

Gastrointestinal disease in guinea pigs and rabbits

Author(s):DeCubellis, J. | Graham, J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Basic Approach to Veterinary Care

Author(s):Graham, J. | Mader, D.R.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Mycoplasma pulmonis in Rats

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Schoeb, T.R.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

Tetralogy of Fallot in a Young Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

Author(s):Williams, J.G. | Graham, J.E. | Laste, N.J. | Malakoff, R.L.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

Successful outcome of hepatectomy as treatment for liver lobe torsion in four domestic rabbits

Author(s):Stanke, N.J. | Graham, J.E. | Orcutt, C.J. | Reese, C.J. | Bretz, B.K. | Ewing, P.J. | Basseches, J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Solving Problems in Avian Practice

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Tell, L.A.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

Ovarian hemangiosarcoma in an orange-winged Amazon Parrot (Amazona amazonica)

Author(s):Mickley, K. | Buote, M. | Kiupel, M. | Graham, J. | Orcutt, C.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Emergency Care of Raptors

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Heatley, J.J.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Emergency and Critical Care of Rodents

Author(s):Hawkins, M.G. | Graham, J.E.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Rostral Maxillectomy and Radiation Therapy to Manage Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Ferret

Author(s):Graham, J. | Fidel, J. | Mison, M.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Common Procedures in Rabbits

Author(s):Graham, J.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Pharmacokinetics of ketoprofen in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Kollias-Baker, C. | Craigmill, A.L. | Thomasy, S.M. | Tell, L.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Current therapies in exotic animal oncology

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Kent, M.S. | Théon, A.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Oncology

Author(s):Graham, J.E.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

Approach to the dyspneic avian patient

Author(s):Graham, J.E.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine

Assessment of a caudal external thoracic artery axial pattern flap for treatment of sternal cutaneous wounds in birds

Author(s):Ferrell, S.T. | De Cock, H.E.V. | Graham, J.E. | Kass, P.H. | Tell, L.A.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Megacloaca in a Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)

Author(s):Graham, J.E. | Tell, L.A. | Lamm, M.G. | Lowenstine, L.J.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Rabbit wound management

Author(s):Graham, J.E.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice

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