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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…

Center for Shelter Dogs as Shelter Resource

Center for Shelter Dogs
Cummings School is proud to be the home of the Center for Shelter Dogs (CSD). An initiative of the Shelter Medicine Program, CSD is housed within the Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) building and is dedicated to improving the welfare of homeless dogs cared for by humane organizations, animal control facilities and rescue groups throughout the nation.

CSD is the research arm of the Shelter Medicine Program, investigating topics such as the welfare of dogs in shelters, the role of shelters in the communities and the impact of stress on shelter dogs. In addition, CSD offers a variety of educational information including free webinars, videos, research and training documents focused on improving the lives of shelter dogs.