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.

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.

Lethal Parasite

Cummings School scientists seek to prevent a potentially fatal infection that hits young children in the developing world.

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.

The Ducks are Dying

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

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.

Merial Veterinary Scholars Program

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine had nine students present their research at the 2015 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium hosted by the University of California at Davis.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally with investigators from other universities, teaching hospitals and industry. Our projects are producing advances that are improving the health of domestic and wild animals, people, the environment and the food we consume.