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Local study to look for coronavirus in pets

April 21, 2020
dog being swabbed for covid-19 test

Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to WCVB Boston about Cummings School’s new study looking for the novel coronavirus in pets. 

Pets helping people cope amid coronavirus pandemic

April 21, 2020
Young woman wearing medical mask, standing near the window

Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor Megan Mueller spoke with 7News Boston on how pets can help people cope with stress during the coronavirus pandemic

New Stay-At-Home Norm Could Impact Pet Anxiety

April 8, 2020
close up, cat and German Shepherd dog together lying on the floor

It’s not just humans who are having their schedules disrupted due to widespread stay-at-home orders. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, talked to Shari Small at WBZ NewsRadio about how the new norm is affecting our pets.

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

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… Read More