Animals in the Community

The Animals in Community track concerns the human animal bond and companion animals. Within this track is the Tufts Shelter Medicine Program which provides opportunities for our Master's students as well as our DVM students and partners with the New England animal welfare community. Other major programs are the Tufts Paws for People Program which trains teams of pet owners and their assistance animals to perform therapeutic animal visitation and the Tufts Pet Loss Hotline, which uses trained veterinary students to take calls from owners who are dealing with the loss or anticipated loss of a beloved pet.