S. Emi Knafo - DVM, DACZM

S. Emi Knafo
Clinical Assistant Professor

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395

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

  • Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine

  • S.E. Knafo, T. Norton, M. Mitchell, J. Bauder, and S. Divers. Health and nutritional assessment of free-ranging eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in southeast Georgia. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2016 December; 47(4):1000-1012.
  • 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. EngilesBranchial remnant cysts of mature and juvenile horses. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2009 December; 41:918-923.

General Research Interests

  • Avian and reptile medicine and surgery
  • Avian orthopedics and wound healing
  • Surgery and endoscopy of all exotic species

Selected Research Projects

  • Honey bee medicine: Use of a One Health approach to bridge veterinarians and beekeepers
  • 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

  • Honey bee medicine and conservation
  • Avian and reptile medicine and surgery
  • Avian orthopedics and wound healing
  • Surgery and endoscopy of all exotic species

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