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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

Speaker: Warren Hess, DVM, Disaster Coordinator, Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical AssociationPotpourri of Veterinary Disaster Response

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 noon-12:50pm, Varis Lecture Hall (VLH), Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Warren Hess, DVM, Disaster Coordinator, Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association

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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

Speaker: Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc., CCTP, Director of Equine Programs, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of DenverEquine Behavior, Needs, and Mental Health in a Human-Centered World

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

Speaker: Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc., CCTP, Director of Equine Programs, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

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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

Speaker: Kevin Morris, PhD, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

The Pets for Life as One Health Study: Results from the first year of data collection

Monday, November 4, 2019, noon-12:50pm,  Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Kevin Morris, PhD, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Details here about event

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