Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Campus Phone:
508-887-4861

Fax:
508-839-7946

Education

  • PhD - North Carolina State, 2009
  • DVM - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 1997
  • BA & BSc - Brown University, 1992
  • Whittier CA, Milligan LA, Nutter FB, Cranfield MR, & Power ML. 2011. Proximate composition of wild mountain gorilla milk. Zoo Biology, 30:308-317.

  • Whittier CA, Cranfield, MR & Stoskopf MK. 2010. Real-time PCR detection of Campylobacter spp. in free-ranging mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46:791-802.

  • Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (Cranfield M, Gaffikin L, Nutter F, Whittier C, Lowenstine L) and Wildlife Conservation Society (Karesh B). 2008. Conservation Medicine for Gorilla Conservation, in: Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study (Stoinski, Steklis & Mehlman, eds). Springer: NY. pp 57-78.

  • Whittier CA, Slenning BD, Horne W, Loomis M & Stoskopf M. 2004. Comparison of storage methods for reverse-transcriptase PCR amplification of rotavirus RNA from gorilla (Gorilla g. gorilla) fecal samples. Journal of Virological Methods, 116:11-17.

General Research Interests

  • I am broadly interested in issues of wildlife health with specific emphasis on human infectious disease threats to wildlife.

Selected Research Projects

  • Health threats to wild gorillas in the Central African Republic- providing consulting and emergency vet services for WWF project with habituated wild western lowland gorillas.

  • Smithsonian Wildlife Health Initiative- assisting with establishment of coordinated wildlife health program.