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Shelter Medicine Program
What is shelter medicine?
Students prepare for spay/neuter clinic

Shelter Medicine is a field of veterinary medicine dedicated to the care and needs of underserved animals. At Tufts, the Shelter Medicine Program works with underserved animals such as community cats, shelter animals and animals belonging to pet owners in need, while teaching students practice-ready skills. A host of area partners work with the school to provide opportunities for students to observe and gain experience working in shelters in Massachusetts. Learn more…

Our Team in the Classroom

Dr. Emily McCobb

Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

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Dr. April L. Paul

Shelter Medicine Course

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Dr. Chelsea Reinhard

Resident, Shelter Medicine Course

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Dr. Jack Hawkes

Plastination, Shelter Medicine

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Dr. Elizabeth A. Rozanski

Respiratory Disease, Hematology, Emergency & Critical Care

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Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore

Veterinary Forensics Elective

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  • Kelley Bollen, Shelter Medicine Course
  • Melinda Merck, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Arnie Arluke, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Randall Lockwood, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Jodie Gerdin, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Martha Grace, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Gary Patronek, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Katheleen Riley V'08, Connecticut Humane Society, Shelter Medicine Course
  • Robert Reisman, ASPCA, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Lila Miller, Veterinary Forensics elective
  • Tracey Cusick, Veterinary Forensics elective