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How Covid-19 Jumps From Humans to Animals, Worrying Scientists

March 26, 2021
Female veterinarian examines little dog with stethoscope

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki was featured in a Wall Street Journal video story on concerns around COVID transmission between humans and animals.

Racing to save humans through animal research

March 15, 2021
clinical veterinarian staff performing a mouth swab on a ferret

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.

Veterinary colleges continue to prepare students to enter profession

March 15, 2021
Dr. Yuki Nakayama (right) teaches veterinary students at the Luke and Lily Lerner Spay/Neuter Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University

Associate dean for academic affairs Nicholas Frank spoke with JAVMA, offering tips for fourth-year veterinary students preparing to enter the field.

FDA continues investigation into dog heart damage linked to diet

March 7, 2021
black labrador retriever laying in a pile of yellow fall leaves facing camera

Professor Lisa Freeman comments on her latest research into possible connections between diets and heart disease in dogs in an NBC News story.

A year into the pandemic, Nat Geo photographers turn their lenses on pets

March 1, 2021
Young woman with brown hair, sitting on her sofa with a medical mask as a precaution against the spread of virus, along with her dog of breed Beagle, coronavirus, COVID-19, selective focus

Clinical associate professor Emily McCobb spoke with National Geographic on the pandemic’s impact on human-animal relationships and pets’ roles in families.