WCM Signature Opportunity Activities

Core Curriculum
The core curriculum of required courses and clinical rotations deals with disciplines related to Wildlife and Conservation Medicine in each of the four years at Tufts Veterinary School.
Selectives Program
The Selectives Program offers many on and off-campus opportunities during the academic year to work with TCSVM faculty, regional conservation agencies, zoos, aquaria and conservation biologists for credit. Selectives can be oriented towards clinical, research, educational or policy areas.
Elective Courses
A large variety of advanced and clinically oriented on-campus courses and off-campus opportunities are offered to third and fourth year students in the form of electives.
Student Projects
Many opportunities exist for students to conduct research in wildlife or conservation medicine that intersect with issues in environmental and public health through student projects.
Optional Complementary Master's Degree Programs
Students also have the opportunity to pursue master's degrees in public health (DVM/MPH program), biomedical sciences (DVM/MSCBS Program), conservation medicine (MCM Program) and public policy (MAPP Program) with a focus on wildlife and or conservation medicine issues.
Student Organizations
Several wildlife and conservation medicine student clubs and organizations are supported by SCAVMA on the Cummings School campus, including:
WAZE
The Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo Animal and Exotic Medicine Organization has the largest student membership of any club on campus. Activities include labs, workshops, field trips, lunchtime lectures series and a spring symposium.
VGS
Veterinarians for Global Solutions is committed to advancing the role of veterinarians in interdisciplinary work designed to improve ecosystems worldwide. Members are interested in conservation of biodiversity, the establishment of sustainable development, public health and environmental awareness.
Student Chapter of the Association of Avian Veterinarians
The Avian Club helps members explore their interests in avian medicine, whether in wildlife, companion bird or commercial poultry-type practice.
Other Activities
  • Wildlife Baby Team
  • Wildlife Capture and Immobilization Workshop
  • Wildlife Medicine Journal Club
  • Quarterly meetings held by local exotic animal practitioners
  • Quarterly rounds held by local zoo/wildlife practitioners