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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.

Radiation to the Rescue

Radiation oncology came to the rescue of a rescue black Lab with anal sac adenocarcinoma, which is similar to rectal cancer in people.

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Gorilla Medicine

These great apes share 98.5 percent of their genes with us—which makes them susceptible to our diseases. Learn how wildlife veterinarians are protecting these endangered animals in Africa.

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Ducks are Dying

A mass infection in common eider ducks and a newly identified virus spark a regional effort to manage wildlife epidemics.

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Like Minds

The similarities between behavioral disorders in people and animals may lead to breakthroughs in the detection and treatment of autism, OCD and other compulsive disorders.

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Animal Instinct

Cummings School scientists seek to put some evidence behind what we intuitively know is a wonderful thing: our special relationship with the animals in our lives.

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Spotlight on Cancer

Experimental technique can detect tiny bits of malignancy after surgery

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Sight Lines

When your pet is squinting, teary or red-eyed, it’s time to see a vet

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Heal Thyself

Stem cell therapy holds promise for treating many incurable diseases in pets and people

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The Genetics of Bloat

Researchers hope their work will help predict which dogs may get the deadly disease

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