No drug can be developed without the input of a veterinarian.

Alastair Cribb, Dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor

Healing animals. Helping humans. Changing lives.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is located on a 600-acre campus in North Grafton, Massachusetts, with veterinary clinics in Worcester, Massachusetts and Woodstock, Connecticut. We are a diverse and inclusive community, committed to serving the needs of Massachusetts and New England through education, research, clinical care, and service to the community.

Our comprehensive Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program allows students to explore a full range of career pathways, including research, industry, international veterinary medicine, public health, and animal welfare, ethics and policy. 

Seven teaching hospitals and clinics care for more than 100,000 animals annually. Students are part of care teams where large caseloads provide excellent learning opportunities in primary care, herd health, and advanced specialty care for companion animals, exotic and zoological species, small ruminants, and horses. 

Our research programs range from infectious diseases such as Lyme disease and avian flu to drug addiction to heart disease and cancer in our companion animals. Our clinical trials continue to push for solutions to animal and human cancer, and other diseases. Our outstanding faculty continue to be recognized for their contributions to advancing animal and human health.

With a commitment to One Health, we’ve been contributing to the advancement of veterinary medicine, animal and human health, and research for nearly 50 years. 

Cummings School at a glance

2000+ alumni

120 faculty

6 teaching clinics and hospitals and 1 diagnostic laboratory

100,000+ patients cared for annually

600 acre campus in Central Massachusetts

500 students from 40 states and 5 international countries


  • Master’s of Science in Conservation Medicine is the only one of its kind in the U.S.
  • Master’s of Science in Animals and Public Policy is the only M.S. program in the country with an emphasis on animal policy. 
  • Comparative biomedical and clinical research has helped advance animal and human health—understanding the viral basis of cancer (feline leukemia virus), supporting development of regenerative medicine, and finding new cancer treatments.
  • Infectious disease and global health research and education programs have helped combat emerging and zoonotic diseases and control economically devastating animal diseases, such as rinderpest.
  • Tufts Wildlife Clinic cares for 3,500 animals per year and has an international reputation for excellence in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation with a focus on conservation medicine.
  • Faculty hold eleven professorships, have tripled their research awards in the last three years, and continue to be recognized for their contributions to advancing animal and human health.