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10/14/2015 - Grafton, Mass. -  Harun Rashid, V16, CVASU, a  visiting student from Bangladesh at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, gives a presentation on his home country and veterinary school on October 14, 2015. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Knowledge Swap

Sep 23, 2016

Veterinary student exchange designed to curb the spread of disease

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Arlin Rogers

Arlin Rogers, DVM, PhD

Apr 1, 2015

It’s often said that cancer doesn’t discriminate, but researchers are investigating how certain disparities may influence risk of specific types of cancer. A veterinary anatomic pathologist, Arlin B. Rogers, DVM, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research laboratory investigating molecular carcinogenesis of the liver with an emphasis on the influence of sex and hormones […]

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Flo Tseng, DVM

Apr 1, 2015

Florina Tseng, DVM, wears many hats. A celebrated expert in wildlife medicine, Dr. Tseng serves as an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health. She’s also on the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University admissions committee, serves as the Director of the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, and […]

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Scott Brundage

Apr 1, 2015

Scott Brundage of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has worked on farms since he was a child. He attended an agriculture high school and college.  As Herdsman of Cummings School Farm, Brundage helps manage the university’s 594 acres located in North Grafton, Massachusetts. He cares for dairy cattle, beef cattle, and sheep; […]

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Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Mar 29, 2015

By Sandy Quadros Bowles As a girl growing up in Florida, Lisa Freeman dreamed of becoming an equine veterinarian. That was not such an unusual plan for a girl who grew up riding horses. Unlike many of her contemporaries, whose plans change course amid life’s ebbs and flows, Freeman did indeed become a veterinarian.But her […]

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Heidi W. Weiskel

Dec 22, 2014

Education: B.A. in Literature, Cultural Studies emphasis, Harvard University, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2002 Ph.D. in Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2012 Current Position: Staff Scientist, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was living in Buenos Aires, […]

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Anastacia (Spang) Southland

Dec 22, 2014

Education: B.A. in Psychobiology focused in Animal Behavior, Wheaton College, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2010 Current Position: Humane Educator, Potter League for Animals, Middletown, RI I teach classes in local schools, give tours of the shelter, hold our monthly lecture series, and run our humane-theme camp for kids in the […]

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Terri Ciaramello

Dec 22, 2014

Education: B.A. Sociology and Elementary Education, Hunter College, 1999 M.A. Sociology and Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, 2002 M.L.S. Queens College, School of Library and Information Studies, 2004 M.S. Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013 Current Position Held: I am the Coordinator on the Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) Team. We […]

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Kate Atema

Dec 22, 2014

Education: B.A. in Biology, Government minor, Smith College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Director, Companion Animals Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was a research assistant in Berlin, Germany, working with a group […]

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Meena Alagappan

Dec 22, 2014

Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Cornell University, 1987 J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1990 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Executive Director, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) Board Member (Secretary), Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals Vice Chair of ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee (and Co-Chair of its Public […]

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Sarina Selleck, ’17: Self-Styled and Community Outreach

Dec 16, 2014

The Selectives program at Tufts is great at providing flexibility and support in pursuing student-driven ideas and interests. I chose a self-styled selective, under the mentorship of Dr. McCobb, in order to expand our current community outreach programs to include a site providing veterinary care to homeless pet owners. It was very rewarding to be […]

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Anya Price

Anya Price, ’16: Small Animal Surgery and Lab Animal Medicine

Dec 16, 2014

As a veterinary student straight out of undergrad with limited clinical experience, the Selectives program gave me easy exposure to the hospital and research in a low-pressure setting. I took a selective in small animal surgery, where I was able to get acquainted with the OR, familiarize myself with surgical procedures, and learn the general […]

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Meghan Hartwick

Nov 16, 2014

Everything took off once I started the MCM program; it tied together all my previous experiences. The skill set, education, and amazing mentoring I received from the program gave me the best preparation for my present research and collaboration! Though I had various related experiences, my non-traditional education in medicine and science was a barrier […]

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Jessica Sparks ’14

Nov 16, 2014

  Jessica Sparks immersed herself in conservation-related efforts during her five-week externship in the area of Chengdu, China. In the education departments at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Chengdu Zoo, she committed her time to educating visitors, collaborating with local communities on sustainability projects, and creating wildlife trade exhibits and a […]

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Manar Abdel Mageed

Nov 16, 2014

Who doesn’t know a person in his life who has suffered from cancer?! This question urged me to join the pathology department as a PhD student, where cancer pathology has become my obsession. I am fascinated by histology—how cells are perfectly organized to form tissues and organs—and by pathology where one sees that perfect organization […]

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Raj Maganti

Raj Maganti

Nov 16, 2014

I’m a doctoral research trainee/graduate student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine involved in a unique cooperative veterinary anatomic pathology residency training/PhD program funded by Biogen Idec (Cambridge, MA) under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Dunstan, distinguished investigator at Biogen-Idec and an adjunct faculty of Cummings School. I intend on pursuing a career in experimental […]

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Grad student - Jonathan Shearer

Johnathan Shearer

Nov 16, 2014

I am an active duty US Army Veterinarian, and as part of my career progression I was given the opportunity to return to school for advanced education. I realized early on that I was drawn to the zoonotic disease and public health side of veterinary medicine, as related to food safety and defense, more so […]

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Caroline McKinney

Caroline McKinney ’16

Nov 16, 2014

Hometown: Naperville, IL Education: Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Medicine, Health, and Society (interdisciplinary major) and Minor in French Tufts fits me and my veterinary aspirations perfectly. At Tufts, I am able to explore the clinical skills that save animals’ lives while also developing my background in public health theory – establishing habits and relationships that […]

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Meera Sriram

Meera Sriram ’16

Nov 16, 2014

Cummings School was a natural progression from my past experiences. I graduated from Northwestern University with a double bachelor’s in Biological Sciences and Political Science in 2012. My concentration was in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, which has given me a great foundation for comparative medicine. Throughout college, I interned at a local wildlife clinic, volunteered […]

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Tess Gannaway

Tess Gannaway ’16

Nov 16, 2014

Hometown: Providence, RI Education: B.A in Biology, Barnard College I fell in love with Tufts the very first time I stepped onto campus. On paper Tufts was a perfect fit for me: It was close to my family, had a stellar International Medicine program, and offered a dedication to the burgeoning field of One Health. In the […]

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Stephanie Kozol

Stephanie Kozol ’15

Nov 16, 2014

Cummings School offers a wide array of elective and selective opportunities that are unique compared to other schools.  Programs are available here to provide hands-on experience in areas of specific interest to individual students. I also really appreciated the fact that Cummings School does not “track” their students. It’s important for students to at least […]

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Emily Dae Andersen

Emily Dae Andersen ’17

Nov 16, 2014

Hometown: Bethel, CT Education: University of Vermont, BS in Animal Science I was drawn to Cummings School for its strong programs in such areas as international and wildlife medicine, and other, perhaps less traditional, areas of veterinary medicine. Also, I’m a true New Englander and certainly more a country than a city person, so the […]

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Audrey Koid

Audrey Koid ’17

Nov 16, 2014

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Bachelors of Arts, major in Biology, minor in Music Franklin & Marshall College The biggest draw of Tufts is definitely its people. Everyone I met during my interview, as well as during school, has been amazing. Rather than the cutthroat, competitive environment that I had experienced at other school interviews, there’s […]

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Anya Price ’16

Nov 16, 2014

Tufts University, Medford MA B.S. Biology-Psychology 2012 DVM class of 2016 Growing up in the greater Boston area, Tufts was a household name.  I aspired to be a veterinarian from an early age, and appreciated the outreach to the community and favorable reputation that Tufts enjoyed in Massachusetts.  Visiting the Cummings School campus, I was […]

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Chris Whittier

Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD

Nov 15, 2014

Research Assistant Professor & Director of Master’s in Conservation Medicine Program, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University & Research Associate, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute I joined Cummings School faculty in 2013 as a research assistant professor and Director of the MS in Conservation Medicine Program (MCM).  I also assist with the RESPOND project, serve […]

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Jennifer Jackman, PhD

Nov 14, 2014

Adjunct Instructor, Public Policy Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Education 2005 M.S. (Animals and Public Policy) Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 1994 Ph.D. (Social Policy) Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1983 B.A. (Government) Smith College, Northampton, […]

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Seana Dowling-Guyer, MS

Nov 14, 2014

Associate Director, Center for Shelter Dogs Faculty, Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Seana served as the Executive Director for the Center for Shelter Dogs, which began as a program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, since September of 2011, where she guided the overall strategy […]

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