The Role of Animals in Our Lives

A new Tufts institute will study people’s relationships with other species The Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction will have its official launch on March 3. Here, Olivia Bradley, A18, pets Guinness, a Golden Retriever, during a therapy dog study break...

Hospital for Large Animals Employee Spotlight: Meet Erin Synnott

The dedicated faculty and staff at the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are not only skilled specialists in their jobs, but many are active members of the horse community as well—from grand prix show jumping, eventing, and dressage to...

Going the Extra Mile: How to Safely Recondition Your Horse

What do show jumpers, barrel racers, pleasure drivers, and recreational trail horses have in common? They all need to be fit for their task at hand. Regardless of if your horse is used for high-level competition or weekend trail riding, or whether he is coming off an...

Bang! Bang! Helping your Dog Manage Noise Phobia

Fear of noises is a very common and real problem for dogs. When a dog is exposed to certain noises, such as sirens, smoke alarms, fireworks, kettle whistles and vacuum cleaners, a dog with a noise phobia may pant or salivate excessively, tremble, or run and hide from...

Equine Vital Card

Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs is essential. Being familiar with them can help you to determine if he is not feeling well, is distressed, or during exercise whether he has reached his limit or is appropriately cooled down. Help keep track of your horse’s...

June Clinical Case Challenge – Equine

History An eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding was presented for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness. The horse had sustained a wound over the lateral aspect of the left hind cannon bone approximately two weeks prior and he was treated with systemic antibiotics and...

Should I be worried about the recent outbreak of dog flu?

To prevent the spread of the disease, owners in the area of the current epidemic should temporarily avoid taking their pet to dog parks, doggie daycare or other areas where pets congregate.

Foster Hospital for Small Animals renovation begins

The commitment of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University donors has made the new vision for the 30-year-old Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals a reality. Launched in May 2013, the hospital renovation campaign raised more than $8.6...

Tufts PD goes green with electric motorcycle

Tufts University Police Sgt.Glenn McCune poses with the electric motorcycle that will be used at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, Mass. (Matthew Healey for Tufts University). The Tufts University Police Department has added an...

How do I console my mother, whose beloved elderly cat recently passed away?

Memories of a long, happy life together can comfort us and make us smile after a pet dies.  People often think there is a “right” thing to say when talking to someone whose pet has died. But really, all that most grieving pet owners need is someone who listens and...