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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…

Steering Committee of the Shelter Medicine Program

The Shelter Medicine working group was originally formed in 2006 by Dean Kochevar and was charged with creating a shelter medicine program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The working group now serves as a steering committee that meets once a semester to set goals and assess the progress of the program.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Alastair Cribb, Cummings School Dean, ad interim

Emily McCobb, Shelter Medicine Program Director

Seana Dowling-Guyer, Center for Shelter Dogs

Robert McCarthy, Clinical Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery

April Paul, Staff, Training Coordinator, Luke and Lily Lerner Spay/Neuter Clinic

Elizabeth Rozanski, Associate Professor, Emergency and Critical Care

Nancy Horniak, Assistant Director, Clinic Scheduling and Placement

Gary Patronek, Adjunct Professor, Veterinary Forensics

Martha Smith-Blackmore, Adjunct Professor, Veterinary Forensics

Gregory Wolfus, Director Tufts at Tech

Animal Sheltering Community

Sarah Carter, MSPCA

Stacy Lebaron, Merrimack River Feline Rescue

Anne Lindsay, MAC, Founder and Board Representative

Diana Johnson, Cummings School Board Member

Kelley Bollen, Animal Alliances

Pam Peebles, Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

Edward Schettino, Animal Rescue League of Boston