Welcome

New England’s only veterinary institution, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University educates, employs, and provides a wide variety of services accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to animals and wildlife in need.

Talented students, faculty, and staff explore, practice, and advance veterinary medicine and its contributions to society in a learning environment dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Cummings School offers a four-year professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program, combined D.V.M./master’s degree programs, singular graduate programs, as well as signature opportunities and electives.

Seven hospitals and clinics deliver comprehensive and compassionate care for companion animals, horses, livestock, and wildlife, offering exceptional training and research opportunities for veterinary students, interns, and residents.

Both the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals serve as important referral centers, providing tertiary care and 24/7 emergency services for the region’s veterinarians and their clients. The clinics uphold a patient-centered approach that puts animals and their owners first, providing an excellent learning example for our students as they enter the profession.

Research is one of the school’s foundational cornerstones and continues to sustain and fuel its operation and reputation. Laboratory and field work innovations help to provide animals and wildlife with access to experimental new therapies for historically difficult-to-cure diseases while providing unique student learning opportunities. Much of the research conducted improves the health of the animals cared for while contributing to the health of humans and shared ecosystems.

Engaging locally, nationally, and internationally as active citizens gives students, faculty, and staff a deep sense of purpose. Cummings School’s reach spans the globe—from ensuring access to veterinary care for underserved pets in Worcester, to uniting multidisciplinary medical professionals to address human, animal, and environmental health in Rwanda.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is eager to share its world with you: healing animals, helping humans, and transforming global health.