S. Emi Knafo - DVM

S. Emi Knafo
Clinical Assistant Professor
Chelonian medicine and surgery, avian orthopedics and wound healing, surgery and endoscopy of all exotic species

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395
x84661

Pager:
508-312-5048

Education

  • DVM – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 2008
  • Internship in Large Animal Surgery and Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania 2008-2009
  • Internship in Zoological Medicine and Surgery – University of Georgia 2009-2010 Residency in Zoological, Wildlife, and Exotic Pet Medicine – Cornell University 2010-2013

Board Certification

  • Board Eligible, American College of Zoological Medicine – 2015
  • A. Cushing, G. Kollias, S. E. Knafo, R. Streeter, N. Abou-Madi. Recurrent calcium phosphate urolithiasis in a black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2014 March; 45(1):148-152.
  • S.E. Knafo, A. Rosenblatt, J. Morrisey, J. Flanders, M. Thompson, and H. Knapp-Hoch. Diagnosis and treatment of mesenteric volvulus in a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2014 April; 44(7):844-850.
  • S.E. Knafo, L. Getman, D.W. Richardson, and M.E. Fecteau. Long bone fractures in camelids: A retrospective study of treatment and outcome in 28 cases (1998-2008). Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2012 July; 53:775–779.
  • S. E. Knafo, S.J. Divers, R. Rech, and S.R. Platt. Magnetic resonance imaging and myelomalacia in an American black bear (Ursus americanus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2012 June; 43(2):397-401.
  • S.E. Knafo, S. Rivera, J. Flanagan, W. Tapia, L. Cayot, J. Norman, and S. Divers. Sterilization of hybrid Galapagos tortoises (Geochelone nigra) for island restoration: part 1 female endoscopic oophorectomy under ketamine-medetomidine anesthesia. Veterinary Record. 2011 January; 168:47.
  • S. Rivera, S.E. Knafo, J. Flanagan, W. Tapia, L. Cayot, J. Norman, and S. Divers. Sterilization of hybrid Galapagos tortoises (Geochelone nigra) for island restoration: part 2 male phallectomy under intrathecal anesthesia. Veterinary Record. 2011 January;168:78.
  • S.E. Knafo, G. Rapoport, J. Williams, B. Brainard, E. Driskell, E. Uhl, S. Crochik, and S. Divers. Cardiomyopathy and right-sided congestive heart failure in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 2011 March; 25(1):32-39.
  • R. D. Nolen-Walston, E. J. Parente, J. E. Madigan, F. David, S.E. Knafo, and J. B. Engiles. Branchial remnant cysts of mature and juvenile horses. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2009 December; 41:918-923.

ABSTRACTS

  • T. Norton, S.E. Knafo, M. Mitchell, et al. Health Assessment of eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in Georgia. Proceedings of the 34th Gopher tortoise Council Meeting, Bainbridge, Georgia, 2012, 3-4. 

General Research Interests

  • Avian orthopedics and wound healing
  • Endoscopy and endosurgery in exotic species
  • Novel therapies for murine Mycoplasma pulmonis infection

Selected Research Projects

  • Intravenous and intraosseous regional limb perfusion in an avian model
  • Sildenafil citrate as a pulmonary protectant for chronic murine Mycoplasma pulmonis infection
  • Endoscopic vasectomy of Mute swans for non-lethal population control

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Avian orthopedics and wound healing
  • Endoscopy and endosurgery in exotic species
  • Novel therapies for murine Mycoplasma pulmonis infection

Teaching

  • Advanced Avian Medicine Elective

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Rigid and flexible endoscopic equipment

Professional membership:

  • AEMV: Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • AAZV: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • AAV: Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • ARAV: Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • AAFV: Association of Fish Veterinarians