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Don’t Feed Snacks to the Ducks and Geese!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Tufts Veterinary Specialists Caution on Danger of Feeding Inappropriate Snacks to Ducks and Geese Ms. Cindy Thomas-Griffith, a long-standing client, has been receiving her veterinary care at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for more than 25 years. With… Read More

Scaredy Cats (and Dogs and More)

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Petrifying? Dressed to the nine lives? Which companion animal will win the coveted title of best Halloween costume? The rewards, while practical and tasty, are modest: $15 and $10 gift cards to be spent at… Read More

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Deborah Linder spoke with Reuters about a study by The Ohio State University on the benefits and risks of having pets in nursing homes. She emphasized the positive effects but noted that proper precautions need to be taken to ensure safety for all involved.

Panel Discussion on Accessible Care

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Many animal welfare organizations have turned in recent years to providing care at the… Read More

The Humane Management of Global Dog Populations

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Humane Management of Global Dog Populations: Is It Possible to Sterilize 300 Million Street Dogs?  Should We Try? Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12 PM – 1 PM Hamilburg Lecture Hall, in the Franklin… Read More

Survey: Can Therapy Animal Visits Pose Risk to Patients?

Friday, July 7th, 2017

This article discusses a study from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction on the importance of policies for therapy animals at hospitals, elder care facilities, and other organizations. (Cummings School study authors: Deborah Linder, Lisa Freeman, Megan Mueller, Debra Gibbs, Hannah Siebens—2017 DVM/MPH graduate)