Center for Animals and Public Policy

The Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) promotes research, education, service, and constructive dialogue in its efforts to enhance human-animal relationships and advance the well-being of animals and people. 

Shelter Medicine Program

The Shelter Medicine Program was founded in 2006 with the mission of improving quality of life for shelter animals through the education of Cummings School faculty and staff, as well as members of the local sheltering community.

Shelter Medicine Program

Tufts Institute for Human Animal Interaction

From seeing-eye dogs to therapeutic horseback riding to therapy dogs that help children struggling with reading, the healing power of animals enriches our lives in many ways.

Tufts Institute for Human Animal Interaction

Paws for People

Tufts Paws for People is a non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Our mission is to lovingly provide people in need with therapeutic animal visitation.

Paws for People

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Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic provides citizens of Greater Worcester with compassionate and affordable veterinary care. Our clientele must pre-qualify to receive our significantly subsidized animal care.

The signature opportunity is designed around the idea expressed in the CAPP mission statement: “animal and human well-being are linked and are enhanced by improved understanding of human animal relationships.” Educating veterinary students about this link and the underlying concept of “One Health” creates opportunities for graduates to make a difference for animals and society whether they work in private practice, the business world, or public service.