By: Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), DACZM Course Description: Exotic companion mammal (ECM) respiratory emergencies present many challenges to clinicians. The unique anatomy and physiology of many
By: Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), DACZM
Exotic companion mammal (ECM) respiratory emergencies present many challenges to clinicians. The unique anatomy and physiology of many ECMs requires a specialized approach to these types of cases. This lecture will review techniques for triage and emergency stabilization efforts and discuss common respiratory emergency presentations for ECMs.
- Review of stabilization and diagnostics for managing respiratory emergencies in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas
- Review common respiratory emergencies in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas
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, WA, from 2003-2006. Dr. Graham worked at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA from 2006-2012. She is presently an Associate Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Graham became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Avian medicine in 2002 and became a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2008. She was 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, rabbit gastrointestinal motility, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, stem cell research, and avian red blood cell preservation techniques. She served as the ABVP Residency Chair from 2009-2013 and holds positions on several veterinary committees. In her spare time, Dr. Graham enjoys cinematography, hiking, camping, kayaking, and fly fishing (although she never catches anything!).
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST