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Cummings School Support of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cummings School faculty are working to better understand the novel coronavirus and its effect on animals and humans. Visit the CoVERS study and see the news center’s latest COVID-19 stories to learn about Cummings School’s COVID-19 work.

For the latest information about COVID-19 visit the CDCAmerican Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 online resource centers.

Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

There have been news reports that two dogs (both in Hong Kong) and two cats (one in Belgium and one in Hong Kong) tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, but there were no clear clinical… Read More

cocker spaniel with heading resting on kitchen table begging for food and attention

Cummings School is Doing Our Part During the Pandemic

Monday, April 6th, 2020

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (April 6, 2020)—In the latest in a series of efforts by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University to help keep the people and animals in its local communities healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the school’s dean joined forces Thursday with Grafton’s state representative to deliver a supply of personal protective equipment  (PPE) to UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Foster Hospital Ventilators and PPE being transported to UMASS Memorial Medical Center to assist with COVID-19

COVID-19 and Your Pet’s Nutritional Health

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has understandably thrown ours and our pets’ lives into flux. We of the Clinical Nutrition team are here to help provide some answers to help keep you and your pet safe.

cocker spaniel resting his chin on the arm of a couch

Central Mass. schools donate medical supplies to hospitals

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Dean Alastair Cribb shares that Cummings School sent all four of its mechanical ventilators to Tufts Medical Center and oxygen tanks to regional hospitals. He said Tufts’ veterinary school is prepared to donate more supplies and equipment, such as specialized kidney dialysis equipment.

foal on a ventilator

Veterinary Medicine During a Global Pandemic

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine discusses how the veterinary profession can help during the COVID-19 pandemic The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic makes these unprecedented times for global health. It reminds us that infectious… Read More