Spiky, Slimy and Smooth

A python here, a hedgehog there—it’s all in a day’s work for veterinarians who care for zoological companion animals

Veterinarians Jennifer Graham and Julie DeCubellis and veterinary technician Jessica Leonard care for “exotic pets” ranging from a palm-sized hedgehog to a 4-foot-long Colombian python at the Tufts University Cummings School’s zoological companion animal medicine service. All 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. 

Video produced by Steffan Hacker, Digital Communications.