Dean of Cummings School Deborah Kochevar to serve as provost ad interim

Deborah Kochevar, the Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, will serve as provost ad interim after Provost David Harris assumes his new role as president at Union College. University President Anthony Monaco said he was pleased to appoint Kochevar to serve in Harris’ place. “Debbie has been an outstanding Dean for [the] Cummings School, […]

Cummings School receives $5 million from Commonwealth for FY16, sparking debates

On July 30, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine was granted $5 million from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 2016 fiscal year. The Cummings School, located in Grafton, Mass., has received money from the Commonwealth for years, and recent budget negotiations have prompted a debate about why any public money goes to a private institution like Tufts. In an […]

Cummings School creates $2,500 prosthetic leg for local chicken

Doctors at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine fitted a local chicken with a $2,500 prosthetic leg last Friday as part of an unprecedented amputation procedure. The chicken’s owner, Andrea Martin, said the Cummings School professionals are unsure what the rehabilitation process will be like for the chicken, named Cicely, since the surgery is the first of its kind to […]

Institute for human-animal interaction unites pets and future vets

Pets have always been described as man’s best friends. But for students and faculty involved in the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction (TIHAI), a walk in the park or game of fetch represent real, positive effects on the health and well-being of both people and animals. TIHAI is a new university-wide initiative that endeavors to examine human-animal interaction […]

Vet school offers new infectious disease degree

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a new degree program in Infectious Disease and Global Health. The program, led by Saul Tzipori, Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, and Abhineet Sheoran, the program’s new director, was created due to a need to better prepare those who are interested in […]

Cummings School launches new masters program in infectious diseases

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has begun accepting applications for the fall 2015 semester to its new Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Global Health program. Program Director Abhineet Sheoran explained that the program lasts one year and will train students in both human and zoonotic infectious diseases of national and global impact. He added that the Cummings […]

Cummings School student creates pet care app

Loren Sri-Jayantha, a student at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, advanced to the final round of the inaugural Veterinary Innovation Challenge in Philadelphia on Sept. 6 for his mobile application, PetSync. PetSync was created to send updates and reminders to pet owners about the tasks required to keep their pet healthy and happy, according to Loren. “It […]