Departments and Centers

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has four departments that are responsible for delivery of our DVM, graduate and combined degree curriculums, the function of our various hospitals and clinics, and the research in our clinical and basic science research programs.

Departments

Department of Biomedical Sciences
The Department of Biomedical Sciences has faculty responsible for large portions of the first and second years of the DVM curriculum, the combined degree programs in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Laboratory Animal Medicine, the Cummings School PhD program, and the anatomic and clinical pathology programs.
Department of Clinical Sciences
The Department of Clinical Sciences has faculty responsible for courses in the second and third years of the DVM program, and clinical teaching in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and Hospital for Large Animals. All clinical sections within our hospitals are within the Clinical Sciences department. The department is also home to the ACE and REVEAL programs.
Department of Environmental and Population Health
The Department of Environmental and Population Health (DEPH) has faculty who teach in all years of the DVM curriculum as well as in laboratory animal medicine graduate programs. It is home to the Tufts Ambulatory Service, the Cummings School Farm and the Laboratory Animal Medicine Service.
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) combines four important areas of expertise within Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. These are public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine and infectious disease research. The alignment of these areas promotes cross-disciplinary strengths that are important in achieving the department's goal of improving human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally.

Centers

The Center for Animals and Public Policy
The Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) promotes research, education, and constructive dialogue pertaining to the human-animal relationship and its reflection in the treatment of animals in society. The CAPP includes faculty from all three Cummings School departments, and is responsible for delivering the curriculum for the MS in Animals and Public Policy Program (MAPP) as well as the Ethics and Values component of the DVM program, including Shelter Medicine.
Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine
The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (TCCM) takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to ecosystem health. Through the practice of Conservation Medicine, TCCM brings together veterinarians, physicians, ecologists, and conservation professionals to develop education and research activities that explore the relationships among animal, human and environmental health.