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 2018 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 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, hiking, and entertaining her indoor-only cat.
Dr. Robin Owsiacki grew up on Vancouver Island, Canada amidst the ocean, forests, and mountains. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a double major in Anthropology and Geography and a minor in Environmental Science. During this time, she worked as a wildlife rehabilitator which solidified her desire to seek further knowledge in animal health and medicine. She attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon, Canada, where she maintained a strong interest in wildlife medicine and set her goal to become a wildlife veterinarian. During her time there, she was the president and public relations office of WCVM’s student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association, and the senior flight training coordinator and third-year representative of the Wild and Exotic Animal Medicine Society. Her summers off became further opportunities to delve into the world of wildlife veterinary medicine, and included trips to Peru, South Africa, and the Arctic, to work and volunteer under wildlife veterinarians. She is excited to begin the next step towards her career as an intern at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. While not at work she enjoys hiking, camping, and reading a good book.
Dr. Tatyana Kalani is a Southern California native who developed her passion for wildlife medicine while attending college at the University of California - Davis. After graduating with her degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, she moved to Massachusetts to complete the Masters in Conservation Medicine program at Tufts. She then attended veterinary school at the Cummings School where she was in the combined DVM/MPH program, was Co-President for the Class of 2021, and served in various club leadership roles surrounding wildlife and One Health. Her professional interests include environmental health impacts on wildlife populations, the interface of human and wildlife health, and education. Outside of work, she enjoys birding, amateur wildlife photography, hiking, and spending time with her husband and pets.
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.