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Human-Animal Interaction

How Opioid Use Affects Offspring in Rats

Monday, February 28th, 2022

For years, researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine have examined the effects of opioid use in rats to better understand the drugs’ effects in humans

Cummings School professor and neuroscientist Elizabeth Byrnes oversees a research technician using a pipette in a lab.

Is the Coronavirus in Your Backyard?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki comments in The New York Times on how SARS-CoV-2 could pose a risk to endangered wildlife species

Suresh Kuchipudi, a veterinary microbiologist at Penn State University in State College, Pa., with Cashew, a young white-tailed deer in the university’s deer research center

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

playful young white unicolored cat looking at feather