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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Kate Atema

Education: B.A. in Biology, Government minor, Smith College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Director, Companion Animals Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was a research assistant in Berlin, Germany, working with a group Read More

Meena Alagappan

Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Cornell University, 1987 J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1990 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Executive Director, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) Board Member (Secretary), Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals Vice Chair of ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee (and Co-Chair of its Public Read More

Meghan Hartwick

Everything took off once I started the MCM program; it tied together all my previous experiences. The skill set, education, and amazing mentoring I received from the program gave me the best preparation for my present research and collaboration! Though I had various related experiences, my non-traditional education in medicine and science was a barrier Read More

Jessica Sparks ’14

  Jessica Sparks immersed herself in conservation-related efforts during her five-week externship in the area of Chengdu, China. In the education departments at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Chengdu Zoo, she committed her time to educating visitors, collaborating with local communities on sustainability projects, and creating wildlife trade exhibits and a Read More

Manar Abdel Mageed

Who doesn’t know a person in his life who has suffered from cancer?! This question urged me to join the pathology department as a PhD student, where cancer pathology has become my obsession. I am fascinated by histology—how cells are perfectly organized to form tissues and organs—and by pathology where one sees that perfect organization Read More

Raj Maganti

I’m a doctoral research trainee/graduate student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine involved in a unique cooperative veterinary anatomic pathology residency training/PhD program funded by Biogen Idec (Cambridge, MA) under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Dunstan, distinguished investigator at Biogen-Idec and an adjunct faculty of Cummings School. I intend on pursuing a career in experimental Read More

Johnathan Shearer

I am an active duty US Army Veterinarian, and as part of my career progression I was given the opportunity to return to school for advanced education. I realized early on that I was drawn to the zoonotic disease and public health side of veterinary medicine, as related to food safety and defense, more so Read More

Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD

Research Assistant Professor & Director of Master’s in Conservation Medicine Program, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University & Research Associate, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute I joined Cummings School faculty in 2013 as a research assistant professor and Director of the MS in Conservation Medicine Program (MCM).  I also assist with the RESPOND project, serve Read More

Jennifer Jackman, PhD

Adjunct Instructor, Public Policy Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Education 2005 M.S. (Animals and Public Policy) Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 1994 Ph.D. (Social Policy) Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1983 B.A. (Government) Smith College, Northampton, Read More

Seana Dowling-Guyer, MS

Associate Director, Center for Shelter Dogs Faculty, Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Seana served as the Executive Director for the Center for Shelter Dogs, which began as a program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, since September of 2011, where she guided the overall strategy Read More