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Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species—and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

A Rescue Mission

For years, international organizations have turned to Jim and Jenny Desmond to care for primates in crisis and to track dangerous diseases. Now, they’re taking on their toughest challenge yet.

The Flu Hunters

A new research team at Cummings School is racing to keep the world ahead of the next pandemic.

Jumbo Mission

Tufts embraced the mighty pachyderm as its mascot more than a century ago. Now the university is rallying to save his species from extinction, while a sanctuary in Kenya rescues the babies.

Unraveling Zika

A cattle disease spread by bodily fluids may offer clues for stemming the epidemic

Flo Tseng, DVM

Florina Tseng, DVM, wears many hats. A celebrated expert in wildlife medicine, Dr. Tseng serves as an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health. She’s also on the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University admissions committee, serves as the Director of the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, and Read More

Raj Maganti

I’m a doctoral research trainee/graduate student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine involved in a unique cooperative veterinary anatomic pathology residency training/PhD program funded by Biogen Idec (Cambridge, MA) under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Dunstan, distinguished investigator at Biogen-Idec and an adjunct faculty of Cummings School. I intend on pursuing a career in experimental Read More

Johnathan Shearer

I am an active duty US Army Veterinarian, and as part of my career progression I was given the opportunity to return to school for advanced education. I realized early on that I was drawn to the zoonotic disease and public health side of veterinary medicine, as related to food safety and defense, more so Read More

Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD

Research Assistant Professor & Director of Master’s in Conservation Medicine Program, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University & Research Associate, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute I joined Cummings School faculty in 2013 as a research assistant professor and Director of the MS in Conservation Medicine Program (MCM).  I also assist with the RESPOND project, serve Read More

COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals. Read More