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Signature Opportunities

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has differentiated itself from other veterinary schools and colleges by developing special signature opportunities, programs with depth and relevance to the future of veterinary medicine. Presently, students may choose to focus their studies in one of the following signature opportunities:

International Veterinary Medicine Signature Opportunity

The International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in several areas: the field of international veterinary education, innovative approaches to supporting animal health in the developing world, and issues in conservation medicine and global health.

Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Signature Opportunity

Built upon the strengths provided by the Tufts Wildlife Medicine Program and the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine, the Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Signature Opportunity pro­vides a rich learning environment for students who are concerned with wildlife health and preservation, habitat and species diversity, conservation biology, ecological issues and natural resources.

Accelerated Clinical Excellence (ACE) Signature Opportunity

The ACE signature opportunity offers students the advantage of developing skills not taught in the traditional veterinary medical education that will help them become leading clinical veterinarians in their field. The program introduces students to concepts of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine and improves students’ ability to utilize the best available treatment practices.

Animal Welfare, Ethics and Policy Signature Opportunity

The Animal Welfare, Ethics and Policy signature opportunity is designed around the idea expressed in the Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) mission statement: “Animal and human well-being are linked and are enhanced by improved understanding of human-animal relationships.” Educating veterinary students about this link and the underlying concept of One Health creates opportunities for graduates to make a difference for animals and society.