Established in 1983, the Tufts Wildlife Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine provides medical care for orphaned, sick, and injured New England wildlife. Individual animals are brought to the clinic by concerned citizens, local wildlife rehabilitators, and regional, state, and federal fish and wildlife agencies.
The Wildlife Medicine Program prepares students to apply knowledge gained from a solid foundation in domestic animal medicine to a diversity of wildlife species. These include a wide variety of native amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Students gain experience in handling and restraint, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and making decisions about case management. For those students who wish to make their careers in wildlife, zoo or environmental fields, the clinic provides a wide range of core courses, elective courses, rotation experiences and opportunities to work in their chosen wildlife field. Read more about the program.