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Caring for the Caregivers

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Wellness programs surge on campus to help students, faculty, and staff weather the demands of veterinary practice and training.

ALS Treatment for Dogs Could Benefit Human Patients

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Researchers at Cummings School are working with leading ALS experts at University of Massachusetts Medical School to try to identify new therapies to treat Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, the dog version of ALS. In this NBC Boston story, researchers from Cummings talk about a current canine clinical trial and highlight one of the patients who is enrolled, Greta the boxer.

Best of Breed

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A $10 million renovation of the Foster Hospital creates expanded new spaces for pets to receive first-rate care.

Tufts launches new facilities for pets, owners

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

This feature focuses on the renovations to the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals and completion of the Equine Sports Medicine Complex at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center. It includes comments from Virginia Rentko, Kirsten Bubeck and Michael Kowaleski.

Faculty All-Stars Teach K-12 STEM

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

On February 28th, 2017, Cummings School faculty and clinicians made the short trip to North Street Elementary School, in Grafton, MA, to lead a STEM workshop with primary school students. Their assignment: to design and make a mobility cart for a paralyzed dog. The outcome: see for yourself…

Foster Hospital for Small Animals renovation begins

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The commitment of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University donors has made the new vision for the 30-year-old Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals a reality. Launched in May 2013, the hospital renovation campaign raised more than $8.6 million.

Cummings School Press Release

At Your Service: Internal Medicine/Diabetes Care

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Foster Hospitals team of internal medicine specialists treats medical issues affecting major body systems, from endocrine, kidney, urinary, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, and respiratory system as well as infectious diseases. Although many of our internal medicine… Read More

Pet insurance: Weigh your options

Friday, October 18th, 2013

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, expenditures for veterinary services doubled between 1980 and 2005, largely due to huge technological advances in veterinary medicine. The majority of… Read More