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Research on the pet-human bond has boomed in the pandemic. Here’s what studies found

March 4, 2022
A golden retriever is asleep on the family bed

Associate Professor Megan Mueller is quoted throughout a story looking at how the pandemic impacted the human-animal bond

If You Haven’t Thought About Coronavirus in Animals, You Should

February 22, 2022
Postdoctoral scholar and animal surveillance coordinator Kaitlin Sawatzki tests samples for the CoVERS study at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki comments in The New York Times on coronavirus in animal populations and the school’s CoVERS study

Tufts vet talks specialized training for emergency K9 care under Nero’s Law at Cummings School in Grafton

February 18, 2022
Dr. Sean Majoy and student working on a high-fidelity simulation mannequin named Diesel

Following the passing of Nero’s Law, assistant clinical professor Sean Majoy spoke with WCVB Boston about training EMTs with a K9 simulator

Q and A: Why does it matter that deer are getting infected with the coronavirus?

February 10, 2022
white-tailed deer roaming in the snow

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki discusses the significance of SARS-CoV-2 being found in wildlife populations in a Boston Globe Q&A

Arctic bird spotted in Acton last month after storm; thick-billed murre found ’emaciated’

February 9, 2022
a black and white bird called a thick-billed murre, common in the artic, was found at a home in Acton, MA and is sitting in a protective cage

Clinical associate professor Maureen Murray is quoted in The Boston Globe on a thick-billed murre that was treated at Tufts Wildlife Clinic