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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

A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

USAID personnel work on Ebola recovery in Liberia in 2015. Tufts will head a program that will work with 10 countries in Africa and Asia to halt the spread of emerging viruses that cause diseases like Ebola and COVID-19.

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