Maureen Murray, D.V.M., DABVP

Maureen Murray, D.V.M., DABVP

(508) 839-7918
Research/Areas of Interest: - Continued monitoring of secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides in birds of prey - Coordination of Biobank Project at Tufts Wildlife Clinic (collection of biological samples for disease monitoring and investigation)

Education

  • Doctor of Vet Medicine, Tufts University, USA, 2003
  • Master of Arts, Emerson College, USA, 1995

Biography

Maureen Murray, D.V.M., is a graduate of 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, with an avian specialty. As director of Tufts Wildlife Clinic and associate clinical professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, she cares for sick and injured native New England wildlife of a wide range of species, with the goal of releasing them back to the wild. Murray teaches first- through fourth-year veterinary students in both the classroom and the clinic. She is the director of the Wildlife Clinic rotation, in which all fourth-year students participate—a unique component of the Cummings School curriculum.

Murray's research interests center on examining threats to wildlife health. Her primary, ongoing research focus has been on the investigation of exposure to and effects from rodenticides (rodent poisons) in birds of prey. Her studies on anticoagulant rodenticides have helped to bring attention to widespread exposure among these birds to this class of rodent poison. Most recently, Murray's research has revealed evidence of exposure to a neurotoxic rodenticide on which there is currently little known regarding its potential risks to wildlife health.

Dr. Murray received an M.A. at Emerson College and a D.V.M. at Tufts University. Her publications in 2023 include "Active metabolite of the neurotoxic rodenticide bromethalin along with anticoagulant rodenticides detected in birds of prey in the northeastern United States" in Environmental Pollution and "Bromethalin exposure and possible toxicosis in a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)" in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases.