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Healing Animals

Healing is the hallmark of Cummings School. While we treat more than 80,000 patients at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, our impact reaches much further. Our internationally acclaimed clinician scholars focus on delivering the best diagnosis, prevention of animal diseases. Our faculty helps establish the highest benchmarks for evidence-based medicine, work towards raising the standards of patient care everywhere all while mentoring veterinary students who will one day advance the field of veterinary medicine.

Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus in fur seal

Veterinarians from Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University and Mystic Aquarium prepare Ziggy Star, an adult Northern fur seal, for brain surgery.

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Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species—and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

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A Rescue Mission

For years, international organizations have turned to Jim and Jenny Desmond to care for primates in crisis and to track dangerous diseases. Now, they’re taking on their toughest challenge yet.

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Collaborating For A Cure

Veterinary and human cardiologists at Tufts make the case for studying a heart condition together to accelerate the pace of new treatments.

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Jumbo Mission

A new group at the university is working to save wild elephants.

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Cat on exam table

Should I be worried that the outbreak of cat flu in New York City could affect my pet?

Chelsea Reinhard, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, says here’s what cat owners need to know

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Going to the Dogs (And Cats)

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot in common with our pets. Diet also plays a role in our shared ailments, such as heart disease. Researchers across the university are looking at what nutrition research could learn from companion animals.

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A Leg Up for Horse Health

Cummings School faculty Carl Kirker-Head and Nick Frank collaborated with Chris Rogers, a professor of mechanical engineering on Tufts’ Medford campus, and his undergraduate engineering students to train their entrepreneurial skills on multimillion-dollar equine legwear industry.

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Cancer Genetics

Two malignancies common in golden retrievers share similar DNA markers. A study mapping genes associated with two cancers common in golden retrievers could lead to better prevention and treatment of the disease in dogs as well as similar cancers in people.

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