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Specialty spotlight: Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Meet the Zoological Companion Animal Medicine Team at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACZM
Dr. Jennifer Graham is board-certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in avian medicine as well as a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. She’s an assistant professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and is particularly interested in Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs /inflammation, oncology in exotic animal species and gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits and rodents. In her spare time, Dr. Graham enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and fly fishing (although she never catches anything!).

Julie DeCubellis, MS, DVM
Dr. Julie DeCubellis is one of the newest members of Tufts’ faculty. In 2009, Dr. DeCubellis became one of only several veterinarians in the country to enroll in a combined three-year avian and exotic mammal residency program through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, making her dual-board-eligible for avian and exotic companion mammal certification. In addition to treating exotic species, she teaches clinical skills to second-year veterinary students and lectures to interns and residents. Dr. DeCubellis lives with her husband, Kyle, a pediatric pathologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, their twins, four dogs, two cats, a rose-breasted cockatoo, and a flock of chickens.

Jessica Leonard, CVT
Jessica Leonard is a certified veterinary technician. She discovered her love of working with exotic animals while working with referencing veterinarians in private practice.  In April 2012, she helped start the new Zoological Companion Animal Medicine department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.