Dean's Message

Deborah Kochevar
Celeste and
Dean Deborah Kochevar

Welcome to the web site of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. We take great pride in the achievements of our students, faculty and staff and we appreciate your interest in learning about our school.

We value our strong partnership with Cummings Foundation and its long-term commitment to supporting Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s mission of Healing Animals, Helping Humans and Transforming Global Health. We achieve this through excellence and innovation in clinical service, research and teaching.

We encourage you to explore our web site and to learn about the school's major goals. These include to:

  • Educate and motivate students to become leaders in veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences through programs that are forward-looking, innovative and comprehensive.
  • Improve the quality of life for animals and provide health care that is progressive, compassionate, and evidence-based.
  • Improve animal and human health by conducting the highest quality basic, clinical and translational research.
  • Promote the health of people, animals and ecosystems worldwide through advancement of One Health principles and encouragement of active citizenship.

From our home page you may access admissions resources for DVM and graduate programs, information on the research, teaching and clinical service efforts of our distinguished faculty, staff and students, and much more including current and back issues of Tufts Veterinary Magazine.

We hope you enjoy learning about the school in all its intriguing dimensions. Please also consider visiting us in person at our Grafton campus.

Deborah Kochevar, DVM, PhD
Dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor