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Animal Matters Series

The Center for Animals and Public Policy offers a venue for balanced, informed and respectful discussion of the difficult issues in animal ethics, policy and practice that face the veterinary profession and society. The Center sponsors conferences, workshops, and symposia covering topics ranging from the welfare of elephants in captivity to feral cat management to human relationships with horses.

The Center’s flagship speaker series is “Animal Matters.” Presented by distinguished scientists, animal professionals, ethicists, advocates, and others, these lunchtime talks expose the Cummings community and the public to a broad sampling of the issues in which society is currently grappling with changing relationships between people and animals.

Upcoming Animal Matters Seminars

Service Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Special Tools

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2019 noon-12:50pm, Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing in Dogs: New Frontiers and New Pitfalls

Thursday, March 28, 2019 noon-12:50pm, Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Dogs as Support & Motivation for Physical Activity & Health

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 noon-12:50pm, Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker:   Katie (Becofsky) Potter, MS, PhD

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Cheetah and Humans Sharing a Landscape

Friday, April 19, 2019 noon-12:50pm, Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Laurie Marker, DPhil, Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund