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Veterinary Medicine During a Global Pandemic

The role of the veterinary profession in global and public health during a pandemic includes, and goes beyond, the necessary care of animals. We must–and will–do our part.

Dean Alastair Cribb discusses what Cummings School and the veterinary profession can do to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Massachusetts veterinary school loans out ventilators to support Boston hospital

Dr. Alastair Cribb, a veterinarian and dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, told NBC News that its facilities loaned out four ventilators and donated personal protective equipment to support hospital staff at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

How Animals Help Us During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pets can provide company and comfort in the face of social isolation and high anxiety

Tufts Community Rallies to Support Students in Need

As some students face difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency, fellow students, alumni, parents, and friends pitch in to help

Coronavirus cabin fever? Before stepping outside for that walk, remember it’s tick season

As people venture outside to get fresh air and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts, including Professor Sam Telford, spoke with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the risk of ticks and tick-borne illness as well as preventative measures individuals can take.

Animal Hospitals, Vets And Zoos Donate Use Of Ventilators To Treat Coronavirus Patients

The Huff Post reports on Tufts VETS and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ donations of ventilators to Tufts Medical Center as they prepare for more COVID-19 cases.

Central Mass. schools donate medical supplies to hospitals

Dean Alastair Cribb shares with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that Cummings School sent all four of its mechanical ventilators to Tufts Medical Center and oxygen tanks to regional hospitals. He said Tufts’ veterinary school is prepared to donate more supplies and equipment, such as specialized kidney dialysis equipment.

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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is the only veterinary school in New England. Our progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and original research has brought Tufts University national and worldwide acclaim.   We offer a four-year professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree programthree combined DVM/Masters of Science degree programs, and four stand-alone graduate programs. Furthermore, our distinctive One Health programs focused on infectious disease research, comparative oncology, international medicine, wildlife, conservation medicine and human-animal interactions – help us educate a new breed of One Health graduates.

From the Dean

Welcome to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, New England’s only veterinary school. Whether you are a potential student, an animal owner who needs veterinary services, a potential faculty or staff member, or a member of the public with a passion for animals, we hope you find what you need at Cummings School.

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Cummings Veterinary Medical Center
at Tufts University

Comprised of our seven academic teaching hospitals and clinics Cummings Veterinary Medical Center offers our patients an opportunity to receive high-caliber, advanced and specialty veterinary care while providing our students a rich clinical learning environment.

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center specialists pair expertise with a human touch. The only academic center in New England, our faculty, students and staff translate cutting-edge science into advanced veterinary care that goes beyond healing the patient to embracing and tending to the entire family.

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