Spiky, Slimy and Smooth
Veterinarians Jennifer Graham and veterinary technician Jessica Leonard care for “exotic pets” ranging from a palm-sized hedgehog to a four-foot-long Colombian python at Cummings School’s zoological companion animal medicine service. All of the animals have unique needs, but the bond their owners have with them is just as strong as others might have with their dogs and cats.
Ian Brooks cared for Vince, the American toad, beginning at the tadpole stage and was charmed by his developing personality. So he was especially concerned when a rectal prolapse became visible. Dr. Jennifer Graham, who specializes in exotic animals, came to the little guy’s rescue. And she determined that the little guy was, in fact, a girl.