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CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Healing Animals. Helping Humans. Transforming Global Health.

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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About Cummings School

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.

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Katie Holmes, V13, right, performs a lifesaving amputation on a badly injured dog, as Alene Pohly, V22, left, and sanctuary technician Rishi assist, during a service trip to India sponsored by the Cummings School alumni association.

Transformational Service Trips for Future Veterinarians

Cummings School alumni are helping veterinary students gain critical clinical skills while helping animals in need around the globe

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clear glass bottle with numerous deer tick captured for lyme disease research

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease

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animated pictured of hands together in a circle as a sign of support

A Focus on Mental Health on Campus

Tufts University task force recommends implementation of a broad, strategic suite of mental health and wellness services at the university

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An Oral History: 30 Years of Veterinary Student Research at Cummings School at Tufts University

Cummings School marked the 30th anniversary of its veterinary student research program this year with 33 second- and third-year DVM students participating in summer research projects ranging from clinical, basic-science, and field research to help advance animal and human health. Student research work represented 16 animal species and studies conducted in eight countries over five continents.

Dr. Sawkat Anwer, who established Veterinary Student Research Day and has run it since its inception, shares the history of the pivotal program here.

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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.