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This Tufts veterinary student spent the summer playing music for very good dogs to see if it helped with short-term stress

Boston Globe Second-year veterinary student, Sidney Beecy, discusses her research project that looks at the effect of music on short-term stress in dogs. Also quoted is Seana-Dowling Guyer, who is working with Sidney on this project, alongside Dr. Emily McCobb and Tufts University psychology professor, Ani Patel. Read full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/09/27/this-tufts-veterinary-student-spent-summer-playing-music-for-very-good-dogs-see-helped-with-short-term-stress/YEgwEURoy9vhILydLWjBEN/story.html

Animal Welfare Institute: Lobbying for Change in Animal Policy

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) May-August 2019 Animal Welfare Institute: Lobbying for Change in Animal Policy Click link for Externship Presentation Animal Welfare Institute, Government Affairs Intern Allison Ludtke This summer, I was the Legislative Intern in the Government Affairs department at the Animal Welfare Institute. After the MAPP program, I Read More

The Sound of Saving a Species

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) June-August 2019 The Sound of Saving a Species Alyssa Wile As a research intern at Ocean Alliance, I was involved in numerous projects to help save whales and their ocean environment. My main focus was working with Ocean Alliance’s incredible archives of whale songs and vocalizations. Read More

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Conserving Wildlife through Animal Policy

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) May-July 2019 Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Conserving Wildlife through Animal Policy Click link for presentation Mallori Morris As a conservation intern for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo I focused on ethogram research for animals on the AZA Species Survival Program, horticulture projects and participated in various local conservation programs Read More

Gray seals at Cape Cod: Looking at all sides while working with the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2019 Examining Stakeholder Perceptions of Conversations Surrounding Human-Seal-Shark Overlap in the Northwest Atlantic Region Click link for Externship Presentation Q&A with Nathan Click link for Q&A with Nathan The Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, Cape Cod, MA Nathan Alexander This summer with the Northwest Atlantic Read More

Combating Dogfighting

New research reveals distinct wound patterns from the criminal enterprise—and may provide a new tool for law enforcement.

Human-animal interaction as a context for promoting youth contribution

Megan K. Mueller, Tufts University; Kristina Schmid Callina, Tufts University Poster presentation on Saturday, December 10, 2016 Poster Presentations sponsored by Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA Research shows that human-animal interaction (HAI) is associated with indicators of positive youth Read More

Knowledge Swap

Veterinary student exchange designed to curb the spread of disease