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Have Rescue Dogs, Will Travel

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

It has become common for families in the Northeast to adopt pets trucked in from other parts of the United States. But is that good for dogs—and for communities on both sides of the adoption line?

Combating Dogfighting

Friday, June 1st, 2018

New research reveals distinct wound patterns from the criminal enterprise—and may provide a new tool for law enforcement.

Curiosity Saved the Cats

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS.

10 Tips for Preparing for Junior Spay Week

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

If there’s one thing that makes every vet student feel a little nervous, it’s Junior Spay Week. Isa Fransisco, V18, offers 10 tips for feeling more confident during your first few spays. Source: http://cummingsvoices.tufts.edu/2017/01/10-tips-for-preparing-for-junior-spay-week/

Veterinary students bring pet care to those in need

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A collaborative veterinary program allows Tufts students to gain experience while offering free clinics for citizens who live in Worcester Housing Authority apartment complexes. Emily McCobb is quoted.

Win-Win-Win

Friday, October 21st, 2016

You know someone is passionate about their work when they voluntarily miss Sunday Football to help out in the office. For Stephanie Cote, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), her ‘office’ is the Luke and Lily Lerner Clinic,… Read More

Disaster Response Course 2016

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

The Tufts Shelter Medicine Program offered a week long course in April 2016 on Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University’s campus covering Emergency Response and Disaster Medicine.

Hands-on large animal rescue training

New Hope for Shelter Dogs

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

How Tufts-based behavioral research could help many pooches find their forever homes

A humane approach to controlling feral cats

Monday, March 21st, 2016

This letter to the editor about the importance of controlling the feral cat population mentions a “humane” non-violent population control solution from Tufts. New London Day (Connecticut) March 21, 2016 Read the letter at: http://www.theday.com/letters-to-the-editor/20160321/humane-approach-to-controlling-feral-cats

Feral Cat