Dr. Maureen Murray is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and joined Tufts Wildlife Clinic in 2003. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Specialty. At Tufts Wildlife Clinic, she cares for sick and injured native New England wildlife of a wide range of species—birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Dr. Murray teaches veterinary students in the clinical setting during their fourth-year core rotation in the Clinic. She also directs the first-year course Comparative Anatomy and Physiology. Her research focus is on exposure to and effects of anticoagulant rodenticides (rodent poisons) in birds of prey. Particular clinical interests include avian orthopedics and all things related to turtles.
Dr. Flo Tseng graduated from Oberlin College and attained her DVM from Cornell University. Dr. Tseng’s general research interest is in Wildlife Medicine and Surgery, with an emphasis on the recognition and treatment of pain in wildlife species. Research projects have included anatomical and behavioral analysis for pain assessment and management in wildlife species. With nearly 75 percent of all new, emerging, or re-emerging diseases affecting humans transmitted from animals, most originating in wild animals, Dr. Tseng and her colleagues collect biological samples from animals admitted to the Wildlife Clinic for use in future disease investigations. Dr. Tseng is skilled in oiled seabird care and has assisted with over 20 oil spill responses, including the Deep Water Horizon Spill in 2010. She is the former Vice-President and Veterinary Committee Chair of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, as well as an active member of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network Advisory Board of the CA Fish and Game, and the Student Activities Committee of the Wildlife Disease Association. She is the director for the Wildlife Medicine core rotation and for the Zoological Medicine course as well as the Advanced Avian elective.
From assisting faculty and students, to recruiting volunteers or ordering supplies, you can find her doing whatever is needed. Whitney earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University as an Art History and Pre-Veterinary Medicine major. Whitney has worked in education and wildlife for the past 20 years. She has been a high school biology teacher, Wildlife Visitor Educator, Veterinary Assistant and taught Tufts Wildlife Clinic Outreach programs. Whitney also researched bison, wolves and grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park and prairie dog behavior in New Mexico. Additional research experience includes conservation projects about population dynamics in the Peruvian Amazon River Basin and traveling to South Africa to assist in the study of brown hyena behavior. Whitney was also the Wildlife Supervisor at the Massachusetts Audubon Society. With a soft spot for rodents, crows and vultures, Whitney is the current President of the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts(WRAM). In her off time, Whitney enjoys photographing wildlife or drawing.
Adel is originally from Hungary, but has been living in Massachusetts for over 25 years other than her time in Vermont for college. Even though she majored in the arts she’s always been drawn to animals and nature. She has been working with animals for the last 20 years both in veterinary clinics and in animal shelters. She often adopts elderly and infirm animals that are difficult to place. She became a certified veterinary technician in 2014 and was looking for something that brought her closer to wildlife and conservation, so she went back to school to earn a master’s degree in conservation medicine in 2016.
Outside of work Adel enjoys hiking with her dogs and visiting her family in Europe.
Carol joins the staff at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic after over 20 years at Harvard University, mainly in program administration. She received a BA from Framingham State University and a Master’s degree from the Extension School at Harvard. Carol has always had a passion for animals and nature. She was previously a wildlife care volunteer at Drumlin Farm and has been a long-time volunteer at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury. Carol has a small Reiki practice, specializing in animals. She currently cares for 2 senior ferrets and a cat. In her spare time, Carol enjoys tennis, golf, kayaking, and just being outdoors.
Dr. Elena Cox grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cox spent much of her free time in college volunteering at wildlife rehabilitation hospitals and coordinating educational presentations for the Virginia Tech chapter of The Wildlife Society. These experiences reinforced her commitment to reducing anthropogenic sources of harm to native wildlife species. After graduating from veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, followed by an internship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Her professional interests include wound management, all aspects of avian medicine, and emerging infectious diseases. When not at work she enjoys birding and hiking.
Bryan is from Long Island, New York. He recently earned his DVM degree from Cornell University. In his time at Cornell, he worked as a research assistant for New York State’s Wildlife Health Program and also as a student technician at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital. Bryan’s career goals revolve around working with free-ranging wildlife. He hopes to become a wildlife veterinarian at a state or federal wildlife agency. He has a particular interest in protecting, translocating, and/or reintroducing threatened, extirpated, and endangered species. Outside of work, Bryan enjoys spending time with his cats, taking walks, and competing in amateur strongman contests.
Dr. Alexis Wohl grew up on Long Island, New York. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a degree in Biology and a minor in Health and Wellness studies. Between undergrad and vet school, she completed an internship at a wildlife hospital in Florida, where she was an educator and a wildlife rehabilitator. This experience helped her realize her life’s ambition- to become a wildlife veterinarian. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, in southern California, for veterinary school. During her time there, she was vice president of WesternU’s student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, and a board member of the Zoological Medical Society. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal and emergency medicine in San Diego, CA. While she enjoyed the beautiful weather in southern California, she is excited to be back working with the wildlife species she is passionate about. Outside of the clinic she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling as much as possible.
Paula McCarthy has been at Tufts Wildlife Clinic since 2004, where she began as a volunteer. Paula received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1985. She has a special interest in birds and is fond of turtles. Paula teaches fourth year veterinary students at Cummings School about aspects of wildlife patient care. When not at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Paula assists with the management of her husband’s veterinary surgery practice, cares for her dogs and cats, and spends as much time as possible traveling, playing tennis and scuba diving.
Chris began volunteering with Tufts Wildlife Clinic in early 2013 before becoming a veterinary technician in May of 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003 and began working in small animal medicine the same year. Chris enjoys training other veterinary technicians, teaching volunteers about husbandry and the care of wildlife, as well as teaching the fourth year veterinary students about the care and handling of their assigned cases. Chris passed the VTNE in 2010 and in her time off, works part-time in a small animal practice and as an assistant horse trainer. She also volunteers for Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program and enjoys camping and the outdoors with her family, horses and dog.
The Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on the campus of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is the home of the Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
Tufts Wildlife Clinic staff includes faculty members, staff, veterinary technicians and interns.
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