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Racing to save humans through animal research

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments on his lab’s work studying SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission between humans and animals in a @avmajournals story about the contributions from veterinary researchers around the virus.

clinical veterinarian staff performing a mouth swab on a ferret

Pets are helping us cope during the pandemic—but that may be stressing them out

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

National Geographic National Geographic quotes clinical associate professor Emily McCobb and assistant professor Megan Mueller on the relationship between people and pets during the pandemic. Read full story here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2021/02/pets-are-helping-us-cope-during-the-pandemic/

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Teaching Vital Surgeries, One Pet in Need at a Time

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Yuki Nakayama, V14, is helping Cummings School increase access to surgical care for pets whose owners otherwise couldn’t afford it—and giving students hands-on training in the process

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

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