Taking and Interpreting Avian Radiographs (1391)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Avian
Friday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||301A



Vanessa Grunkemeyer DVM
University of New Hampshire

Vanessa Grunkemeyer is an ABVP certified avian specialist who graduated with distinction from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a small animal rotating internship and an avian and exotic animal residency at the University of Tennessee CVM and has previously practiced at the North Carolina State University CVM. Dr. Grunkemeyer is currently part of the Animal Science faculty at the University of New Hampshire. Her primary clinical and academic interests include wound management in exotic animals, the care and medicine of backyard poultry, and collaborative teaching and learning strategies. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, gardening, and exploring the outdoors with her beagle/Boston terrier mix named Bird.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Whether you are acquiring radiographs to plan for orthopedic surgery or to further investigate an intracelomic mass, it is important to employ proper radiographic technique to maximize the diagnostic potential of the images. This presentation will include a review of proper positioning for avian radiographs and a discussion of imaging techniques. Basic radiographic interpretation for commonly seen avian species and frequent disease presentations will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees should be able to properly position an avian patient for whole body and extremity radiographs

2. Attendees should gain a working knowledge of avian radiographic anatomy

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