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Author: Cummings School News Staff

Seeing Further

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

As a veterinary technician working in nuclear medicine and CT, Josh Peters has the unique capability to help reveal health issues in animals of all sizes

Joshua Peters, Diagnostic Imaging Technician, poses for a photo outside the Large Animal Hospital on campus at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University on November 17, 2020.

In It for the Long Haul

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Donna Bloniasz was a veterinary technician at the small-animal hospital when its doors opened 35 years ago—and remains a valuable part of the team to this day.

Donna Bloniasz takes a patient’s blood pressure at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

Harnessing Empathy in the Face of Emergencies

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

After the attacks of 9/11, Michelle Emmott decided to pursue her true passion. She’s now a veterinary technician in the Foster Hospital ER, nursing pets and teaching those around her.

Michelle Emmott sitting on her couch playing with her cat

A Technician’s Tale

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

As the general surgery service technician at the Hospital for Large Animals, Katie Calicchio has no shortage of compassion for the patients—or their owners.

Katie Calicchio holding her dog posing for a photo while standing in a lake.

For the Love of Horses

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Veterinary technician, Bridget Hatch, laughing while being licked by a horse on the face

The Quest for Justice: Improving Health

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

In the second installment of Tufts’ “Quest for Justice” series, Cummings School alumna India Napier describes how outreach to children can help diversify the veterinary profession.

In Pursuit of Conservation

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Elena Iacono’s longstanding love of animals has guided her from childhood to her career

Elena Iacono standing in front of the Cummings School sign on the grafton campus posing for a picture