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Hank Investigates: Animal hospitals loaning ventilators to help people with COVID-19

April 7, 2020
2 hospital ventilators being donated by Foster Hospital to Tufts Medical Center during COVID-19 crisis

One of the biggest crises during this coronavirus pandemic is the tragic shortage of medical supplies and ventilators. 7News—WHDH Boston reports on how Cummings Veterinary Medical Center and other animal hospitals are answering the calls for help.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University sends personal protective equipment, ventilators and other medical supplies to area healthcare facilities to aid with COVID-19 efforts

April 6, 2020
Foster Hospital Ventilators and PPE being transported to UMASS Memorial Medical Center to assist with COVID-19

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.

Massachusetts veterinary school loans out ventilators to support Boston hospital

March 30, 2020
ventilator being moved into a moving truck

Dean Alastair Cribb tells NBC News that the school’s facilities loaned out four ventilators and donated personal protective equipment to support hospital staff at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Coronavirus cabin fever? Before stepping outside for that walk, remember it’s tick season

March 30, 2020

As people venture outside to get fresh air and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts, including Professor Sam Telford, spoke with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the risk of ticks and tick-borne illness as well as preventative measures individuals can take.

Animal Hospitals, Vets And Zoos Donate Use Of Ventilators To Treat Coronavirus Patients

March 26, 2020
veterinarian holding ventilator mask over dogs face

The Huff Post reports on Tufts VETS and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ donations of ventilators to Tufts Medical Center as they prepare for more COVID-19 cases.